NO-BAKE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BARS

Chewy, sweet, and energy-dense no-bake peanut butter bars. These peanut butter breakfast bars take minutes to prepare, are easily customizable, and so  delicious! Plus, they are gluten-free and refined sugar-free!

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For this recipe you will need:

If you love peanut butter and chocolate and are looking for an easy-peasy snack, this. recipe is for you.  Using just 5 ingredients and 10 minutes to prepare, these bars are my ultimate quick peanut butter snack go-to, my husband absolutely loves them.

I love to make a massive batch of these  and  freeze them, as they are freezer-friendly for up to 3 months! All you need to do is leave them in the fridge to defrost, and they are ready to eat. 

THE METHOD

Luckily, when it comes to these peanut butter oatmeal bars, the process couldn’t be much simpler. In fact, there are just a few super-simple steps!

First begin by blending the oats in a food processor until you achieve a flour-like consistency. If you like a bit of ‘bite,’ then you can leave 1/3-1/2 of the oats whole.

 

 

 

 

Then  combine the rest of the peanut butter layer ingredients in the blender and blitz again to combine well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer the mixture to a parchment paper-lined tray or silicone mold and spread to create a thin, even layer. Then place in the fridge or freezer while preparing the chocolate topping. 

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To prepare the chocolate topping, melt the chocolate bar with the coconut oil over a double boiler or in the microwave at 15-20 second spurts. Mix them well.

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Pour the chocolate over the chilled peanut butter layer and then place it back in the fridge/freezer until the chocolate is set.

Once set, you can remove the bar from the fridge and slice into squares/bar

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If you’re allergic to peanuts, you could replace this recipe for your favorite nut butter (such as almond butter or cashew butter). For a nut-free version, you could use sunflower seed butter instead- though you may need to add extra sweetener.