No-bake peanut butter bars healthy dessert made with 6 simple ingredients, 100% sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan. A delicious keto snack to fix your sweet cravings with no sugar in less than 20 minutes.
No-bake peanut butter bars, a quick keto dessert
You know how much I love healthy sugar-free sweet treats, especially no-bake bars, remember that no-bake cookie dough bar a while ago? Well, these no-bake peanut butter bars are even better.
The recipe is very much inspired by the previous one, except that I used powdered sugar-free sweetener in this recipe – lots of you struggle to buy sugar-free liquid monk fruit syrup, so I thought it might be better.
By the way, if you are struggling to find some sweeteners or want to convert from one sweetener to another, make sure you check out our sweetener conversion chart and tool!
Also, no almond flour here, only coconut flour. This makes the no-bake peanut butter bar a quick keto dessert or a quick low-carb snack! All you need to make the peanut butter layer are 3 simple ingredients:
- Peanut butter – I use 100% natural peanut butter with no oil added, no sweetener added made with 100% peanuts.
- Sugar-free powdered sweetener: powdered erythritol or monk fruit both work well with the same ratio. Use the one you prefer. Both have no carbs. They are sugar-free and keto-friendly.
- Coconut flour – please don’t replace it with almond flour or anything else. You would need a very different amount, and the texture wouldn’t be the same.
It tastes like no-bake peanut butter cookies in a bar!
These bars wouldn’t be proper no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars without a fair amount of sugar-free chocolate on top!
There’s always the option to buy your sugar-free chocolate, but it’s more fun and more rewarding to do it yourself!
So you can make your sugar-free chocolate layer using a combo of simple ingredients we all have in our pantry on a keto low-carb diet.
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So this is all you need, just 4 ingredients:
- unsweetened cocoa powder
- extra virgin coconut oil – use refined coconut oil if you don’t like the flavor of coconut
- peanut butter – I use the same as above, nothing added, pure crushed peanuts
- erythritol – you could swap for another keto-friendly sweetener
So here we are, we just made no-bake peanut butter bars a healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegan dessert or snack. A great option for the whole family, done in just a few minutes, it’s the perfect quick keto snack!
Can I freeze no-bake peanut butter bars?
Yes, you can! Probably not for more than 4 weeks, but this quick keto dessert can definitely be frozen! Don’t microwave though, leave them to defrost for 30-60 minutes in the fridge or at room temperature.
More keto vegan no-bake recipes
If you like no-bake keto snacks, have a look at my other no-bake recipes below.
- Raw peanut butter bars – like a Reese cup into a bar with no sugar.
- No-bake keto cookie – no-bake keto chocolate walnut cookies with no sugar.
- No-bake granola bars – delicious low-carb granola bars with 3 grams of net carbs per bar.
- No-bake cookie dough bars – a delicious alternative with chocolate chips in the dough!
I hope you guys enjoy this recipe too. As always, share a pic with me on Instagram if you try them. I will love to see your creation.
Healthy No-bake Peanut Butter Bars
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Peanut butter layer
- In a medium mixing bowl, add peanut butter, coconut flour, and erythritol.
- Combine with a spatula, then knead with your hand to form a consistent peanut butter dough.
- Transfer the peanut butter dough into a rectangle loaf baking pan covered with a piece of parchment paper. I used a 9x5-inch cake loaf pan.
- Press the dough to cover the bottom of the pan evenly. Use a spatula to smooth the top.
- Put the pan in the freezer while you prepare the chocolate peanut butter layer.
- In a small mixing bowl, add peanut butter and coconut oil. Microwave 30 seconds, or bring on the stove for 1 minute under low heat, constantly stirring to combine both ingredients.
- Stir in erythritol and unsweetened cocoa powder. Make sure you stir the mixture fast to avoid any lumps or otherwise gradually add the powdered ingredients stirring after each addition.
- Remove the loaf pan from the freezer. Spread the chocolate layer on top of the peanut butter layer. It should set really fast as your base is very cold. Spread evenly using a spatula.
- Freeze for 30 minutes before slicing into 12 slices. Warm the knife blade under heat before cutting. It prevents the chocolate layer from breaking.
- These bars are soft and must be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. Can store up to 4 weeks or freeze and eat frozen or defrost 30 minutes to 1 hour before eating.
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