No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars
These No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars are healthy desserts or snacks 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.
What Are Peanut Butter Bars?
Peanut Butter Bars are simple no-bake snacks made of 3 simple ingredients and topped with a chocolate layer.
It’s a recipe that can be made in under 20 minutes with minimal equipment.
Why You’ll Love These No-Bake Bars
These no-bake snack bars are full of peanut butter and chocolate so they are absolutely delicious.
They are made without any refined sugar, no dairy, and no eggs, so they are
How To Make No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars
Making these bars is crazy easy. You can do them in under 20 minutes.
You’ll need the following ingredients:
- Peanut Butter – choose natural peanut butter, the one made with only peanuts and salt. If all you have is raw peanuts, you can make it yourself with my peanut butter recipe. Natural peanut butter is always vegan and keto-friendly.
- Coconut Flour – coconut flour is a high-fiber low-carb flour that is perfect for no-bake recipes as it doesn’t go bad like all-purpose flour or almond flour would.
- Sweetener – pick any powdered sweetener you like. If you are on a low-carb diet, opt for powdered erythritol, but you can also use powdered coconut sugar or powdered brown sugar. It’s also possible to use maple syrup or coconut nectar.
- Cocoa Powder – prefer unsweetened cocoa powder to reduce the amount of unnecessary sugar.
- Coconut Oil – coconut oil is the key ingredient to keep the chocolate layer harder.
Making The Peanut Layer
Combine the creamy peanut butter, coconut flour, and sweetener of choice in a mixing bowl.
Stir the peanut mixture with a silicone spatula until it becomes sticky. Then use your hands to keep kneading it into a consistent peanut butter ball.
Line a 9-inch x 5-inch loaf pan with lightly oiled parchment paper. This is what we’ll use to make the bar and freeze them.
Transfer the peanut butter dough ball into the loaf pan and press it down into a flat layer.
Use a spatula to smoothen the top of the peanut butter layer before taking the pan to the freezer while making the chocolate layer.
Making The Chocolate Layer
Start the chocolate layer in another microwave-safe bowl by combining the peanut butter and coconut oil.
Microwave for about 30 seconds to melt the coconut oil.
If you don’t have a microwave, you can make a bain-marie. Place boiling water in a large bowl and dip the bottom of the bowl with the peanut butter and coconut oil into it.
Make sure no water comes into the peanut butter mixture though.
Add the sweetener and cocoa powder into the peanut butter mixture. Incorporate them gently with a silicone spatula.
Remove the loaf pan from the freezer and pour the chocolate layer on top of it. Spread it with a spatula to make the surface as flat as possible.
Pop the no bake peanut butter bars into the freezer again to chill them. It takes about 30 minutes to fully set.
Cut the no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars into 12 slices. To make cutting easier, place the blade under hot water.
These no-bake peanut butter bars soften quickly at room temperature, so they need to be kept in the fridge.
Since they are dairy-free, they can be stored for up to 4 weeks, but you’ll have eaten them long before that.
You can make the following swaps if you need to:
- Peanut Butter: substitute the peanut butter for almond butter or sunflower seed butter for a completely nut-free alternative.
- Powdered Erythritol: if you are sensitive to erythritol, you can swap it for any other powdered sweetener, including powdered sugar. You can also use maple syrup or coconut nectar as a liquid sweetener option. If you use a liquid sweetener, you have to add a bit more coconut flour.
- Coconut Flour: you can swap the coconut flour for a protein powder of your choice or powdered Graham crackers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can freeze these bars! 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 refrigerator or at room temperature.
Yes, incorporate semi-sweet chocolate chips into the peanut butter batter before spreading it into the loaf pan.
You can make my low-carb chocolate chips recipe.
The no-bake bars taste a lot like peanut butter, but they have both a soft chewy texture and a rich crackling chocolate shell.
Yes, you can use crushed graham cracker crumbs instead of coconut flour.
Use my low-carb Graham cracker recipe to make a low-sugar version.
You can add chocolate chips or vanilla extract to add a delicious taste.
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.
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No-bake Peanut Butter Bars
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