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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars. This take on the classic dessert is vegan, gluten free, and so simple to make! These bars make perfect Christmas treats for your all of your holiday parties!

no bake chocolate peanut butter bars stacked between pieces of wax paper

These no bake chocolate peanut butter bars make my taste buds sing. It’s a well known fact that chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven, and these bars do not disappoint!

Honestly, I don’t really think it’s possible to go wrong with any dessert that has chocolate and peanut butter in it. Chocolate peanut butter bars are a classic favorite Christmas treat.

I lightened these up using much less sugar, while also making them vegan and gluten free. All while tasting every bit as good as the original!

Ingredients to make no bake chocolate peanut butter bars

  • creamy all natural peanut butter (only ingredients should be peanuts and salt)
  • pure maple syrup
  • gluten free crispy rice cereal
  • coconut flour
  • dairy free semi sweet chocolate chips
no bake chocolate peanut butter bars stacked between pieces of wax paper

How to make no bake chocolate peanut butter bars

Step 1: Make the peanut butter filling first. Whisk 1 cup of creamy peanut butter with the maple syrup until combined. After the peanut butter and maple syrup are mixed, add in the coconut flour and crisp rice cereal until well combined.

Step 2: Line an 8 X 8 dish with wax paper and place the peanut butter filling in the dish. Spread peanut butter filling evenly and flat into the dish using a rubber spatula (be sure to go flat to the edges).

Step 3: Add the chocolate and 1/4 cup of peanut butter to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 20 second increments, stirring after each time, until melted (be careful not to burn).

Step 4: Pour the melted chocolate over peanut butter layer, and use a clean rubber spatula to smooth the top.

Step 5: Place in the fridge or freezer for 1 hour, or until set.

no bake chocolate peanut butter bars stacked between pieces of wax paper

Tip: Allow bars to warm slightly before cutting. If you cut them too cold, the chocolate will crack and not cut evenly.

Cut into 16 squares, or more if you want smaller pieces!

Once cut, you can serve them either straight out of the freezer, or leave them out to enjoy at a party. I love keeping extra in my freezer for a quick sweet tooth fix!

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Yield: 16 bars

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

no bake chocolate peanut butter bars stacked between pieces of wax paper

Easy no bake chocolate peanut butter bars. Naturally gluten free, vegan, and a classic dessert!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

For the peanut butter layer

  • 1 cup creamy all natural peanut butter (only ingredients should be peanuts and salt)
  • 4 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup gluten free crispy rice cereal
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour

For the Chocolate Layer

  • 10 oz dairy free semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup creamy all natural peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Make the peanut butter filling first. Whisk 1 cup of creamy peanut butter with the maple syrup until combined. 
  2. Add in coconut flour and crisp rice cereal until combined
  3. Line an 8 X 8 dish with wax paper
  4. Spread peanut butter filling evenly and flat into the dish using a rubber spatula (be sure to go flat to the edges)
  5. Add the chocolate and 1/4 cup of peanut butter to a microwave safe bowl
  6. Microwave in 20 second increments, stirring after each time, until melted (be careful not to burn)
  7. Pour melted chocolate over peanut butter layer, and use a clean rubber spatula to smooth the top
  8. Place in the fridge or freezer until set. Allow to soften slightly before cutting into bars

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 243Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 87mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 3gSugar: 14gProtein: 6g

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Joy Shull

Monday 10th of December 2018

My family loves this recipe!

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