No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Bars

Aug 9, 2023 0 Comments

Holding a no-bake peanut butter cup bar above a stack of more bars

What began as mango cheesecake bars shortly became chocolate peanut butter cup bars…persist with us right here! Our mangoes weren’t ripe but and we needed sweets ASAP. To fulfill the craving quick, these fuss-free, NO-BAKE bars have been born!

These bars have a creamy peanut butter base and completely candy, ganache-like chocolate prime (swoon!). Bonus? They’re SO straightforward to make with simply 5 substances, 1 bowl, and half-hour required. Allow us to present you the way!

Peanut butter, almond flour, chocolate chips, coconut oil, salt, and maple syrup

These no-bake bars start with the peanut butter base made by mixing collectively peanut butter, almond flour, maple syrup, and sea salt.

Stirring peanut butter, almond flour, maple syrup, and salt in a bowl

After urgent that combination right into a pan, we transition to the ganache-like chocolate topping. It comes collectively quick by merely combining melted chocolate chips with peanut butter and coconut oil.

Pouring a melted chocolate mixture over a peanut butter base in a loaf pan

We pour the chocolate topping over the peanut butter base, sprinkle with flaky salt, and after simply 20 minutes within the freezer, it’s able to take pleasure in! Slice into bars and the candy craving will quickly be happy.

No-bake chocolate peanut butter bars on a piece of parchment paper

We will’t WAIT so that you can strive these no-bake peanut butter bars! They’re:

Candy + salty
& SO scrumptious!

They’re a fast and straightforward deal with for when the chocolate + peanut butter craving strikes or to have available for grab-and-go snacks all through the week.

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Holding a no-bake chocolate peanut butter cup bar topped with flaky salt

Prep Time 29 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 1 minute

Complete Time 30 minutes

Servings 14 (Bars)

Course Dessert

Delicacies Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan

Freezer Pleasant 1 month

Does it preserve? 1-2 Weeks

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  • 3/4 cup creamy salted peanut butter (drippy, pure* // ideally simply 2 substances: peanuts and salt)
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (non-compulsory // embrace for further saltiness or if utilizing unsalted peanut butter)


  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks (dairy-free as wanted // we like Get pleasure from Life)
  • 2 Tbsp creamy salted peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil

FOR TOPPING non-compulsory

  • Flaky sea salt (we like Maldon)
  • Line a standard-size loaf pan with parchment paper and put aside.
  • PEANUT BUTTER BASE: To a medium microwavable mixing bowl, add peanut butter, almond flour, maple syrup, and non-compulsory sea salt. Use a spatula or spoon to stir till properly mixed. Scrape all the peanut butter combination out of the bowl and into the loaf pan. Put aside.

  • CHOCOLATE TOPPING: Place the chocolate chips into the (now empty) microwavable bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals (stirring in between to forestall burning) till clean and melted. You can even soften on the stovetop by including chocolate chips to a small glass or metallic bowl and thoroughly inserting it over ~1 inch of simmering water in a small saucepan, stirring till melted.

  • To the melted chocolate, add the two Tbsp of peanut butter (regulate quantity if altering batch measurement) and coconut oil. Stir till a clean combination is achieved. Pour the chocolate combination over the peanut butter base and prime with non-compulsory flaky sea salt. Place within the freezer for about 20 minutes till the chocolate is ready.

  • Take away from the pan by lifting the edges of the parchment paper and slice into bars (we suggest ~14 bars because the recipe is written — they’re wealthy!). Get pleasure from!

  • Retailer leftovers in an hermetic container within the fridge for as much as 1-2 weeks or within the freezer for as much as 1 month.

*If utilizing a thicker, dry peanut butter or one with added oils or stabilizers, it’s possible you’ll want to regulate the quantity of almond flour.
*Diet data is a tough estimate calculated with out non-compulsory substances.

Serving: 1 bar Energy: 160 Carbohydrates: 9.9 g Protein: 5.2 g Fats: 12.3 g Saturated Fats: 2.8 g Polyunsaturated Fats: 2.1 g Monounsaturated Fats: 5.5 g Trans Fats: 0 g Ldl cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 51 mg Potassium: 137 mg Fiber: 2.2 g Sugar: 5.7 g Vitamin A: 0 IU Vitamin C: 0 mg Calcium: 31 mg Iron: 0.9 mg

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