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Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Less than 30 minutes is all you need for three layers of ultimate decadence with these Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars! No-Bake, Paleo, Vegan and loved by all.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Diet GlutenFreeDiet
Keyword Dairy-Free, Paleo, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 355 kcal
Author Amy Rains

Ingredients

For the chocolate cookie layer:

  • 1 1/4 cups almond meal or almond flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp real maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • pinch of sea salt

For the peanut butter layer:

  • 1 cup creamy natural peanut butter*
  • 3 tbsp real maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the chocolate ganache:

  • 1 cup chocolate chips**
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • pinch of sea salt

Instructions

  1. Prepare an 8x8 pan by creating a sling with parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. In a medium sized bowl, stir together almond meal and cocoa powder. Now pour in the melted coconut oil, then the maple syrup (best to have warm or room temperature syrup so that it doesn't harden the coconut oil) and mix with a wooden spoon. Add in salt and stir. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan, and gently press the mixture into the pan and evenly spread. Place inside the freezer, and chill for at least 15 minutes.

  3. Now make the the peanut butter layer. Stir together the peanut butter, syrup, coconut oil, coconut flour, and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth and evenly spread the mixture on top of the cookie crust layer. Set back into the freezer and chill for at least 20 minutes.

  4. Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil (can use the stovetop or microwave in 30 second intervals). Stir until smooth and pour over the chilled peanut butter layer. Spread with a spatula and place back in the freezer. Chill for at least 1 hour.

  5. Remove from the freezer and cut into small squares. Serve cold, and store in the fridge or freezer.

Recipe Notes

*For a Paleo option, use cashew butter or almond butter. My personal preference is cashew butter!

**Use a dairy-free chocolate brand for the chocolate chips for a vegan option. Good brands include EnjoyLife or Lily. 

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 355 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Sodium 102mg4%
Potassium 189mg5%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 9g18%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.