Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

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These chocolate peanut butter bars are a simple and delicious no bake dessert recipe that needs just four ingredients.

chocolate peanut butter bars.

Peanut butter and chocolate are without a doubt one of the best flavor combinations.

Whether they are together in no bake cookies, granola, or even layered together in a cake, you can never go wrong with it.

Pairing them together to make no bake dessert is a no brainer.

Table of Contents
  1. The best peanut butter chocolate bars
  2. Ingredients needed
  3. How to make chocolate peanut butter bars
  4. Dietary swaps and substitutions
  5. Tips to make the best recipe
  6. Storage instructions
  7. More chocolate and peanut butter desserts
  8. Frequently asked questions
  9. Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars (Recipe Card)

The best peanut butter chocolate bars

These no bake bars are yet another delicious treat featuring the ever-winning combination of peanut butter and chocolate. I was inspired to make them after wanting to make something that was a cross between peanut butter cups and fudge and these fit the bill.

  • It’s only 4 ingredients. These soft and delicious bars are made with peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut flour, and chocolate. Nothing else is needed!
  • It’s secretly healthy. These bars are high in healthy fats and protein, and also use refined sugar free sweeteners!
  • Ready in minutes. This no bake recipe takes a handful of minutes to make..seriously, could not be any easier.

Ingredients needed

Here are the only four ingredients you need to make these bars. 

  • Peanut butter. Use smooth peanut butter for these bars. You can use both store-bought and homemade peanut butter
  • Maple syrup. Use pure maple syrup for the best flavor. Pure maple syrup is free of refined sugar which makes it a healthier choice. 
  • Coconut flour. This high-fiber flour contributes to the unique soft and fudgy texture of the bars. Unlike regular flour that can’t be eaten raw, coconut flour is completely safe to consume without cooking. 
  • Chocolate. Use any chocolate chips of your choice. 

How to make chocolate peanut butter bars

Making these chocolate-covered peanut butter bars is really easy. The most difficult part about making them is waiting for the peanut butter base to set. 

Step 1 – Prepare the peanut butter mixture

Add the peanut butter, maple syrup, and coconut flour to a mixing bowl and mix well. If the batter turns out too thick, add a splash of plant-based milk to thin it out. 

Transfer the peanut butter mixture into an 8×8-inch pan lined with parchment paper. Spread it out evenly in the pan and press firmly in place. Place the pan in the freezer. 

Step 2 – Melt the chocolate

While the peanut mixture sets, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave or using a double boiler. 

Step 3 – Cover with chocolate and allow the bars to set

Cut the peanut butter bars into 12 pieces. Dip each bar in the melted chocolate using two forks. Make sure all sides are evenly coated. Place the chocolate-covered bar on parchment paper and repeat until all bars are covered. Refrigerate the bars until firm. 

peanut butter chocolate bars.

Dietary swaps and substitutions

The beauty of these chocolate peanut butter no bake bars is that they are so easy to customize to fit a plethora of diets out there!

  • Cut the carbs. For keto-friendly peanut butter bars, use keto maple syrup or another sugar-free syrup of your choice. Use sugar free chocolate chips, too.
  • Sub out the coconut flour. You can use almond or oat flour instead. Be careful to add more if the batter is too thin (coconut flour is super absorbant!).
  • Make it nut-free. If you are allergic to nuts, swap the peanut butter for sunflower seed butter or smooth tahini. 
  • Swap out the dairy. Use vegan chocolate chips to make these bars dairy-free. 

Tips to make the best recipe

  • If the peanut butter mixture turns out too thick, add some water or milk to it. Start with a tablespoon. Mix well and add more if needed. 
  • If you are short of time, pour the melted chocolate over the peanut butter bars before cutting them. Cut the bars into even pieces when the chocolate layer has fully set. 
  • When using a liquid sweetener, such as liquid stevia drops, add the sweetener to the peanut butter and mix well. Then add the coconut flour, mix, and give the batter a try to make sure it is sweet enough. 
  • When using granulated sweeteners, such as sugar, granulated monk fruit sweetener, or stevia, mix them thoroughly with coconut flour and peanut butter. You may need to use more liquid to achieve the needed batter consistency when using a granulated sweetener. 

Storage instructions

To store. Store these no-bake bars at room temperature for up to 7 days. Refrigerate these bars in an airtight container for up to 2 months. 

To freeze. These bars are also freezer friendly. Arrange them in an airtight container with sheets of parchment paper in between. Freeze the bars for up to 6 months. 

no bake chocolate peanut butter bars.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I use chunky peanut butter?

Yes, you can use chunky peanut butter for this recipe if you don’t mind the peanut pieces in the batter. 

Can you bake this?

While you can bake this peanut butter batter, there is no need to do it. You can eat these bars safely without baking them and enjoy a softer and creamier texture. 

Why are my peanut butter bars crumbly?

If your peanut butter bars are crumbly, you may have added too much coconut flour to the mixture or too little syrup and/or liquid. 

peanut butter chocolate bars recipe.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

5 from 54 votes
These peanut butter chocolate bars are a simple and delicious no bake dessert that needs just 4 ingredients! A smooth and creamy peanut butter bar covered in rich chocolate.
Servings: 20 Bars
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 6 minutes

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Line an 8 x 8-inch pan or square pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine your coconut flour, maple syrup, and peanut butter, and mix well. If the batter is too thick, add some milk/liquid to thin it out. 
  • Transfer the peanut butter batter into it and press firmly in place. Once done, place in the freezer. 
  • Melt your chocolate chips. Once melted, cut your peanut butter bars into 20 equal bars. Using two forks, dip each bar in the melted chocolate until evenly coated. Repeat until all the bars are covered.
  • Refrigerate chocolate peanut butter bars until firm. 

Notes

TO STORE: Store these no-bake bars at room temperature for up to 7 days. Refrigerate these bars in an airtight container for up to 2 months. 
TO FREEZE: These bars are also freezer friendly. Arrange them in an airtight container with sheets of parchment paper in between. Freeze the bars for up to 6 months. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1BarCalories: 108kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 4gFat: 8gFiber: 4gVitamin A: 200IUVitamin C: 1.7mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 0.9mgNET CARBS: 2g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. Lily’s chocolate is the best–I love their Stevia dark chocolate that’s vegan-friendly. Their sea salt bar is my favorite flavor! For baking, they are MARVELOUS. Anyhow, these chocolate peanut butter bars look spectacular and I seriously miss the days I got to sample your treats back when you visited LA!