Healthy No Bake Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars (Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan)

An easy recipe for healthy low carb peanut butter chocolate bars which are no bake and need 4 ingredients! Ready in just 5 minutes, this keto, and sugar free dessert is also naturally dairy free, vegan and gluten-free, with a paleo and nut-free option!

There is no better combination than chocolate and peanut butter. It is by far my favorite pairing, as evidenced in these chocolate peanut butter crunch bars, these peanut butter cup breakfast bars, and this chocolate peanut butter breakfast smoothie

Healthy No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars made keto!

Healthy No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Healthy peanut butter bars are one of my staple snack or dessert recipes to have on hand. Not only are they quick to make (less than 5 minutes!) but only require four simple ingredients. Nut or peanut allergies aside, peanut butter is one of my most used ingredients, as it is versatile, cheap and easy to find almost anywhere. 

When combined with chocolate, it can be made into a decadent yet healthy way to satisfy the sweet tooth! 

Healthy No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars stacked on top of one another

Since starting to share multiple protein-rich recipes, I often get asked ‘is it okay to eat peanut butter on a low carb diet?’

Like many other nut and seed butter on the market, peanut butter is indeed a low carb, high protein food. While it is not the lowest carb nut butter available (almond butter or sunflower seed butter would be the best options), it is still high in healthy fats and fiber, making the overall net carb count low (net carbs = overall carbs subtracting fiber)

These healthy chocolate peanut butter no bake bars are packed with protein and low carb, without needing any protein powder. I mean, we all want a high protein bar recipe without protein powder on hand! 

Not only are they diet friendly (gluten-free, vegan and dairy free) but are also keto friendly too! 

Is peanut butter ketogenic friendly?

When it comes down to it, depending on how much peanut butter you consume in one sitting, it is most definitely ketogenic friendly. As mentioned earlier, it is high in fats, relatively low in carbs (but mostly fiber) and a good dose of protein.

When following a ketogenic diet, it is best to enjoy keto friendly peanut butter recipes in moderate proportions. 

More Keto Peanut Butter Recipes-

Healthy No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars in a stack of top of one another

A Paleo and Nut-Free Alternative to peanut butter

As peanut butter isn’t technically paleo, here are tested alternatives for this recipe!

How to make Paleo and Keto friendly chocolate from cocoa powder

You only need three ingredients to make your own paleo and keto friendly melted chocolate (perfect to coat these bars with!)

  • Cocoa Powder
  • Coconut Oil
  • Honey or Pure Maple Syrup (for a ketogenic friendly version, use a monk fruit sticky sweetener)

To make your own chocolate coating, melt 1 cup coconut oil. Once melted, add 1 cup of cocoa powder, along with 1/3 cup (6 tablespoons) of honey/maple syrup and mix very well, until fully incorporated. Dip the peanut butter center in it until fully coated and allow to firm up. 

If you don’t have time to make your own chocolate, you can easily purchase healthy and dietary friendly chocolate chips at your health food store or online.

Ketogenic chocolate chips- These sugar-free and stevia sweetened chocolate chips melt really well, and don’t have a bitter aftertaste. They are without a doubt my favorite low carb chocolate I’ve tasted.

Dairy Free Chocolate Chips- Not only are they dairy free, but they are also paleo and vegan-friendly. 

Healthy No Bake Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

 

Healthy No Bake Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Healthy No Bake Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars (Paleo, Vegan, Low Carb)

An easy recipe for healthy low carb peanut butter chocolate bars which are no bake and need 4 ingredients! Ready in just 5 minutes, this keto, and sugar free dessert is also naturally dairy free, vegan and gluten-free, with a paleo and nut-free option!
4.71 from 17 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, australian, English
Keyword: chocolate, keto, no bake dessert, peanut butter
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 20 Bars
Calories: 139kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl or stovetop, combine your peanut butter (or nut/seed butter of choice) with sticky sweetener and melt. Add your coconut flour and mix until fully incorporated.
  • Pour your peanut butter filling into the lined pan and place in the freezer for 20 minutes. Once firm, cut into 20 bars and place back in the freezer.
  • While the cut up bars is setting, prepare your chocolate by either making your own or melting chocolate chips. Once ready, use two forks and dip each peanut butter bar in the chocolate and ensure it is evenly coated. Once coated, place on a lined plate or tray and refrigerate until firm. 

Notes

* For non-ketogenic diet followers, pure maple syrup, agave or honey work best. For a keto-friendly sweetener, use a monk fruit sweetened syrup
** Homemade keto and paleo chocolate recipe included in the post. 
Healthy No Bake Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars (Paleo, Vegan, Low Carb) can keep at room temperature but are best kept refrigerated. They are also freezer friendly. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Bar | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 2% | Vitamin C: 4% | Calcium: 3% | Iron: 2%

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19 thoughts on “Healthy No Bake Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars (Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan)

  1. I don’t normally have peanut butter bars on hand, but I really think I should! What would be a suitable alternative to coconut flour? Because if the whole purpose of the coconut flour is to further solidify the peanut butter, I’ve had success with even just using maple syrup (I used a monkfruit-sweetened syrup to keep it keto-friendly) in flourless peanut butter recipes. But anyways, these peanut butter chocolate bars look heavenly! I’m thrilled you don’t have to bake them to enjoy!

  2. Hi I made these and they were great! Slightly dry tho. Can I use less coconut flour? Can I use almond flour instead? Thanks. Love your recipes!

  3. In my country we don’t have monk fruit sweetened syrup so for a keto-friendly sweetener can I use liquid stevia with zero calorie?

  4. I have the ingredients for this, but my question is about the *sticky* sweetener for Keto. The liquid form of monk fruit I have come across is more like water and used as drops, rather than a thick syrup like honey or even maple syrup. Will that still work or should i just use the powder form and add just a few drops of water to make it a thick paste? Confused as this is my first time making a keto friendly treat, TY!

  5. I just made these and I am in love. I put some
    ( aka a lot of)peanuts on them. And they are soooo good. I want them for breakfast now, not just one piece a day!

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