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No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

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These No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars, are so rich and decadent, and super addicting. And they only take 25 minutes to make!.

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These No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars are downright addicting. As a chocolate/peanut butter addict, they may be my favorite dessert- ever. They are also super easy, which may be the best part. And you don’t even need to turn on your oven.

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How to make these No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars:

To get started, spray an 8 inch baking dish with coconut oil. In a food processor, add the almonds, peanuts, and rice cereal and pulse together until broken into small pieces. Add the dates, maple syrup, peanut butter and 1 tablespoon coconut oil. Blend until the mixture forms a crust-like texture.

You may need to stop blending to scrape the side of the bowl or separate the mixture and blend again. Add a teaspoon of coconut oil (or a couple more dates) if the dough is too dry.

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When ready, remove the dough and press into an 8 inch pan coated with coconut oil spray.

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Next, melt the chocolate chips. There are few ways to do this; double boiler, microwave, water bath. My favorite is a water bath (see below). 

To do this, fill a large saucepan with 1 inch water. Place a heatproof bowl (stainless steel, glass, or Corningware as I did below) and place it directly in the water, making sure NO water gets in the chocolate (even a drop can ruin it!). As the water heats, start stirring the chocolate. As soon as you see it start to simmer, turn the heat off. Continue to stir until the chocolate is melted. Remove the bowl from the water and away from the heat.

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Spread the melted chocolate over the peanut butter crust and evenly distribute with a spatula or spoon until even.

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Freeze for 1-2 hours. Cut into bars and serve. Makes 15 bars.

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These bars will stay good in the fridge for 5-6 days. You can also freeze them and they’ll last even longer. Just set out for 10-15 minutes to defrost before eating.

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars | via veggiechick.com #vegan #gluten free

These No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars, are so rich and decadent, and super addicting. And they only take 25 minutes to make!.

  • Author: Christin McKamey
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 25
  • Yield: 15 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: No-Bake
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sliced unsalted almonds
  • 1/2 cup roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup rice crisp cereal (gluten free if possible)
  • 1214 medjool dates, pitted (if they are not soft, soak in water first)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup creamy natural unsalted peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 bag (10 ounce) vegan dark chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground sea salt

Instructions

  1. Spray an 8 inch baking dish with coconut or vegetable oil spray.
  2. In a food processor, pulse the almonds, peanuts, and rice cereal together until broken into small pieces. Add the dates, maple syrup, peanut butter and coconut oil. Blend until the mixture forms a crust-like texture. You may need to stop blending to scrape the side of the bowl or separate the mixture and blend again. Remove the dough and press into an 8 inch pan coated with coconut oil spray.
  3. Next, melt the chocolate. To do this in a water bath, fill a large saucepan with 1 inch water. Place a heatproof bowl (stainless steel or glass) and place it directly in the water, making sure NO water gets in the chocolate (even a drop can ruin it). As the water heats, start stirring the chocolate. As soon as you see it start to simmer, turn the heat off. Continue to stir until the chocolate is melted. Remove the bowl from the water.
  4. Freeze for 1-2 hours. Cut into bars and serve. Makes 15 bars. These bars will stay good in the fridge for 5-6 days. You can also freeze them and they’ll last even longer. Just set out for 10-15 minutes to defrost before eating.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 184
  • Sugar: 18.1
  • Sodium: 46.2
  • Fat: 9.9
  • Carbohydrates: 23.1
  • Protein: 4.4

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7 Comments

  • I just made some and put in freezer for the 12 hours. Hope to cut into squares tomorrow night! I was surprised crust spread easily. Although seems thinner than the picture.

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    • Yum, I hope you enjoy. These are some of my favorites. =)

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  • Made these and absolutely loved them! The rice crisp cereal adds a great texture and then there’s the richness from the nuts and the smoothness of the chocolate. I cut mine into squares and froze them to have handy! So tasty.

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    • Yay so happy you loved them Robin! They are definitely one of my favorite desserts. =)

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  • These look delicious! Can’t wait to try them!!

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    • Thanks Mary! They are seriously addicting- enjoy! =)

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