Healthy No Bake Triple Peanut Butter Bars

These healthy no bake triple peanut butter bars are the perfect treat or dessert for any peanut butter lover out there- This recipe comes with two versions, both gluten free and one is vegan- Quick, easy and ready in under 20 minutes!

Healthy No Bake Peanut Butter Bars which are a guilt-free snack or dessert which are SO easy to whip up- NO butter, oil or sugar! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

 

Peanut Butter lovers- This one is for you. 

Alexis. This one is for you. 

I actually had different content planned for this particular post. I spent the hours I was awake on my flight from Los Angeles to New York giggling to myself as I wrote a letter to Alexis’ parents. However, after an epic phone chat/preach session/motivational speech/comparison of accents- I wiped the original script and share with you this one today.

The blogging world is a funny one. When I first started out, I was in love with it for different reasons that I am today. 

Healthy {No Bake} Triple Peanut Butter Bars- These healthy no bake triple peanut butter bars are the perfect treat or dessert for any peanut butter lover out there- This recipe comes with two versions, both gluten free and one is vegan- Quick, easy and ready in under 20 minutes! @thebigmansworld - thebigmansworld.com

When I first started out, I was in love with the community aspect of it. The initial conversations you’d have with other bloggers more often than not ends in friendships. It felt weird admitting to myself that some of these people I’d never ever met face to face knew me better than some of my ‘in life’ friends. 

Over time, I’ve noticed (and I know I’m not alone in this) that this ‘blogging community’ has it’s caveats which gets thrown in your direction with little notice. The longer I’ve blogged, the more apparent this has become. Those who were once with you at the beginning are like complete strangers, and you’d always be second guessing yourself before communicating with them again. 

As sad as it is to look back over this, it’s a sad reality myself (and others) have had to face.

The last few months have been a huge learning curve for me in terms of myself as a blogger and my future endeavours. I’ve had to question many things and start looking at it in a different light, while staying true to my same beliefs and character. Speaking with Alexis put many things in perspective for me both as a person, a blogger and even a businessman. 

No witty, quirky or humorous post in her honour today, but a genuine one from the heart.

Alexis, thank you for being the coconut palm sugar in a pool sprinkled with splenda. 

***

So a confession as to this recipe in her honour- I made it twice and the first one we can dub…the visually unfortunate (yet delicious) no bake triple peanut butter bars. When I texted Alexis a picture of it, I was hoping she wouldn’t lose her appetite. Then again, she’s not one to ever lose her appetite so there.

I made it a second time to see if I could successfully vegan-ise it and it actually turned out way better looking than the original using packaged cookies. Win. Win. Kale. Kale. Hummus.

Healthy {No Bake} Triple Peanut Butter Bars- These healthy no bake triple peanut butter bars are the perfect treat or dessert for any peanut butter lover out there- This recipe comes with two versions, both gluten free and one is vegan- Quick, easy and ready in under 20 minutes! @thebigmansworld - thebigmansworld.com

These Healthy No Bake Triple Peanut Butter Bars are so easy to whip up and are the perfect snack between meals or post dinner treat. The base uses mixture of peanut butter cookies, peanut butter, a tiny bit of crispy cereal of choice and a teeny bit of flour to help bind it all. The topping can be made two ways- Either melted peanut butter frosting or the cheat’s way of melted peanut butter chips. 

For those whom are strictly vegan, instead of packaged peanut butter cookies, I made my grain free customisable cookies but subbed peanut butter for the cashew butter. These bars have a base like peanut butter fudge and while delicious at room temperature, are even better when refrigerated and thawed ever so slightly. Chewy, fudgy and full of peanut buttery goodness- You’re lucky it takes less than 20 minutes to whip up! 

Healthy {No Bake} Triple Peanut Butter Bars- These healthy no bake triple peanut butter bars are the perfect treat or dessert for any peanut butter lover out there- This recipe comes with two versions, both gluten free and one is vegan- Quick, easy and ready in under 20 minutes! @thebigmansworld - thebigmansworld.com

Make these healthy No Bake Triple Peanut Butter Bars and die a little inside knowing that it will be a whole year until you get the original post for today.

Happy Birthday Alexis. 

Healthy No Bake Triple Peanut Butter Bars

These healthy no bake triple peanut butter bars are the perfect treat or dessert for any peanut butter lover out there- This recipe comes with two versions, both gluten free and one is vegan- Quick, easy and ready in under 20 minutes!
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Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld

Ingredients

For the peanut butter fudge base

  • 1 cup crushed peanut butter cookies measured after crushing
  • 1/4 cup crispy rice cereal of choice
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 T gluten free flour of choice
  • 3/4 cup gluten free oat bran
  • 1/4 - 1 cup dairy free milk of choice I used blue diamond almond breeze*

For the frosting

  • 1 package of peanut butter chips I used Trader Joe's**

Instructions

  • Line a 9 x 9 baking tray with parchment paper/cookie sheet and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the crushed peanut butter cookies, crispy rice cereal, gluten free flour, gluten free oat bran and mix very well. Set aside.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt the peanut butter. Pour the peanut butter over the dry mixture and mix very well until fully incorporated.
  • If the mixture is crumbly, using a tablespoon at a time, add the milk of choice until a firm batter is formed. Once it is, pour batter in the lined baking tray. Set aside to cool (you can put it in the freezer if you wish)
  • Melt the peanut butter chips or make the vegan frosting linked below and top the peanut butter fudge base completely. Refrigerate or freeze immediately until firm. Once firm, cut into bars and enjoy!

Notes

* Only use the milk if mixture is still crumbly.
** Please see link below for the vegan peanut butter frosting I tried successfully
Tried this recipe?Give us a shout at @thebigmansworld or tag #thebigmansworld!
Vegan peanut butter frosting available here. I used 1 1/2 tablespoons of this flour

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Healthy {No Bake} Triple Peanut Butter Bars- These healthy no bake triple peanut butter bars are the perfect treat or dessert for any peanut butter lover out there- This recipe comes with two versions, both gluten free and one is vegan- Quick, easy and ready in under 20 minutes! @thebigmansworld - thebigmansworld.com

 

Have you noticed blogging to have changed from when you first started to where you are today?

How do you handle self doubt?

Smooth or Crunch peanut (or any nut!) butter?

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93 thoughts on “Healthy No Bake Triple Peanut Butter Bars

  1. What a lovely tribute <3 Good friends are worth so much!
    When I am questioning myself how my blogging has changed I need to say that fisthand it changed me as a person. I can say that I am more comfortable with myself, doubt myself far less and I don't give a fuck anymore. And this again impacts my blogging. Now I just do it.

    And all this also makes life definitely easier 😉 Self doubt is so dangerous. It paralyzes. It makes you react rather than act. But a little doubt is also healthy. It keeps our actions in check. Now I shut up before I get to philosophical 😛

  2. I LOVE YOU MORE THAN ALLLL THE KALE AND ALLL THE HUMMUS AND ALL THE KALE HUMMUS. Your posts always make me literally laugh out loud and I look so forward to your genuine voice, your hilarious outlook on life, and your unique perspective. I can’t wait to meet you in person, which better happen #soonerratherthanlater. For realz. I can picture us spending the day in NYC frolicking around eating all the #paleo #glutenfree #vegan delicacies that that grand city has to fabulous food bloggers like ourselves.

    I’m so touched that you wrote this post for me. It’s the first of it’s kind. Get used to my lovin’ cuz IT AIN’T GOIN NOWHERE. Love you to pieces, my peanut butter pickle.

  3. HOLD THE PHONE. You did not make these specifically for my peanut butter loving face?! WHAT!?
    I am going to pretend you did, because it makes me happier…and then I am going to eat ALL teh bars because peanut butter is my life. pinning!

  4. I think that you know that I am a person that holds my friends very close to my heart–and when I make a TRUE friend, as I’d like to think that we are becoming, I hold tight to them. Blogging has brought me some of my best friends in my life–Caitlin, Sarah, Erin, Sara, Erica– as well as some great people who are friends and are lovely to have in my life but are not absolutely permanent fixtures But I like to think that they would never think twice about coming over to say ‘hi,” you know? That it wasn’t just “part of the game” to them.
    If I had some of these, I’m sure that might be different, lol.
    I can’t wait to meet you!

    1. YES. Honestly. You have no idea what it means and your behaviour (through blogging) is pure indication of that whether you know it or not. when we hang out, I will continue to praise you, and not under the guise of some good meals.

      Okay, maybe.

  5. Arman, I am glad you didn’t second guess yourself before communicating with me again – I like to think that the friends we make in the blogging world can be much like real life ones. There are some friends I talk to almost daily, and then others, I go for ages without talking to – but when we do catch up, it’s like no time has passed – everything is the same! Just cos there was silence didn’t mean that the other person wasn’t thought of….at least that’s my two cents! or tuppence!

    Now – dude these bars! Phenomenal! I bet Alexis would be thrilled to indulge in these -in person! Heck – instead of me sending you a pkg – you could send me one – with these bars! 😉

  6. Um, wow, I don’t think these could possibly look any better than they do! And now I really want to read what you had originally planned! I am newer to blog land but have been surprised with how many awesome and genuine bloggers there are (you included of course!) and how you can find them somehow even as big as the blog world is.

  7. Sweetest.post.EVER. And so very true what you said about the blogging community. I’ve made some invaluable friendships that have stuck throughout the years, but there have also been a lot that ended up being completely superficial and dwindled into nothingness. Thankfully, the real ones more than make up for it <3

  8. I have only been blogging for a year and a half, but I was looking through some of my old comments the other day and I did realize that some of those people at the beginning are no longer there. I try and work on forming more valuable relationships these days so hopefully that won’t happen in the future.

    THANK YOU for this PB creation. It is magical.

  9. What a great post, mate! The blog world is indeed strange. You meet so many awesome people, but then those people fade away. But that’s kinda like friendships in real life, too. It’s not like everyone you meet becomes lifelong buds, ya know? Sometimes you meet people and think, hey that guy is cool. Turns out he’s a complete tool. But we just accept it and move on. Same thing in the blogosphere!

    Alexis sounds like a pretty awesome person…if nothing else than for the fact that she called you her peanut butter pickle. I don’t even know what that means, but I just like the sound of it! I also like the sound of these peanut butter bars. I love me some creamy peanut buttery deliciousness…and I think these bars would be in serious danger around my kitchen!

    1. That’s true and a great correlation! LOL. I’m excited to meet you know and will pre plan my post to say what a tool you were. A spanner.

      This is so random but I have tried peanut butter and pickles together- at the PBco sandwich shop….it wasn’t the worst 😉

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