How To Make This Recipe
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- Place the oats in a food processor.
- Whizz until they form a fine powder.
- Place the peanut butter and maple syrup in a glass mixing bowl.
- Place the bowl over a pan of boiling water and stir regularly until the peanut butter is melted and liquidy.
- Add the ground oats and mix well.
- Place in the fridge to firm up slightly while you melt the chocolate.
- Break up the chocolate into small pieces and place in a bowl with the peanut butter.
Tip: You can use the same bowl – no need to wash it out.
- Place the bowl over a pan of boiling water and stir regularly until melted – make sure not to overheat it as the chocolate will split if you heat it too much.
- Carefully pour the melted chocolate mixture on top of the peanut butter layer.
- Tip the loaf tin from side to side so that the surface is completely covered all the way to the edges.
- Place in the fridge for at least a few hours until completely firmed up.
- Cut into squares once its completely firmed up.
Keto Peanut Butter Bars
Deeply dark and flavorful peanut butter bars are keto and low carb. An easy no-bake recipe, these gluten-free bars are made without graham crackers.
Theres something addictive about peanut butter. And when paired with dark chocolate, its even more dangerous.
But these amazing bars are so satisfying, that a little goes a long way. My husband and I have been enjoying one square each night after dinner, with our coffee, taking small bites, savoring, prolonging the pleasure.
Tools For Making Easy Healthy Gluten Free Vegan Peanut Butter Bars & Desserts
Here are the tools that I used to make this healthy no bake peanut butter bars recipe:
- Coconut Flour: one of my favorite ingredients to use in gluten free vegan desserts!
- 8-inch Baking Pan: just the perfect pan for baking & no-baking vegan treats!
- My Favorite Knife: folks are always asking me about the super clean cuts that I make on my no bake bars. Heres my secret weapon.
- Vegan Chocolate Chips: no vegan kitchen is complete without some amazing vegan chocolate!
Are you ready to make ALL the vegan chocolate peanut butter bars?!? Wait til you tell your loved ones that theyre gluten-free, dairy-free and made with healthy ingredients! I cant wait to hear what you think of one of my favorite easy dairy free desserts recipes! Try this recipe & let me know what you think! I cant wait. Til then
Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter
Did you make this healthy peanut butter bars recipe? Take a pic & share it on with the hashtag #beamingbaker and tag . Id love to see it!
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Faq+ Tips For Perfect Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars:
CH-CH-CH-CHILL THEM! Before slicing the bars, its important to make sure you chill them. Youll want to let them set at least 40-60 minutes in the fridge. You can try to hurry things along with 25-30 minutes in the freezer instead, but I recommend the fridge route if you have time.
GLUTEN-FREE? READ THIS. Youll want to use certified oat flour or make your own . Oats themselves dont contain wheat gluten, but theyre often farmed or processed in ways that cause cross-contamination.
OUR FAVORITE DAIRY-FREE CHOCOLATE CHIPS. If youre vegan or avoid dairy, youll want to use dairy-free chocolate chips. Our favorites are THESE and THESE. They both taste awesome and are allergy-friendly!
CAN I USE ANOTHER KIND OF NUT OR SEED BUTTER? Ive only tested them with peanut butter, but I dont see a reason that other nut or seed butters wouldnt work. I bet almond butter or cashew butter would be delicious!
CAN I DOUBLE THIS TO MAKE A 9×13 PAN? Yep! If youd prefer to make a 9×13 pan of chocolate peanut butter bars, youll just double the recipe.
HOW TO STORE LEFTOVER CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BARS. I recommend cutting the chocolate peanut butter bars into squares and storing covered or in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Ingredients In These Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Bars
These bars are basically just layers of chocolatey, peanut butter goodness. You get a chocolate shortbread cookie base, a sweet & salty peanut butter caramel middle and, of course, a layer of dark chocolate on top. Here are the ingredients youll need to make them:
- For the shortbread base: were getting that true chocolate shortbread flavor and texture but making it gluten free and grain free with fine, blanched almond flour, cocoa powder, coconut oil, a few tablespoons of maple syrup, vanilla and salt.
- For the peanut butter layer: that peanut butter caramel is made with natural, drippy peanut butter , maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, sea salt, and chopped up roasted & salted peanuts. I highly recommend trying honey roasted peanuts for even more flavor!
- For the chocolate layer: top it all off with a coating of chocolate made from chocolate chips and coconut oil. So easy and so delicious! Be sure to use dairy free/vegan chocolate chips to keep the bars vegan & dairy free.
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Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars
In other news, I’ve made a batch of these Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars multiple times in one week…they’re that good. I usually don’t worry about making Gluten Free baked goods , but because I used oatmeal and peanut flour, these delicious bars just so happen to be gluten free for any of you GF readers out there!
They’re sweetened with maple syrup and mini chocolate chips and have two kinds of peanut butter in them, making them extra rich and delicious. They take me about 10 minutes to mix together and only 15 or so minutes to bake, so you can enjoy these Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars in less than 30 minutes! Although, they hold together better once cooled.
Please let me know if you make these oatmeal bars and what you think! Leave a comment down below or tag me at #theconscientiouseater on Instagram so I can see your creation!
How To Make A Beautiful Peanut Butter Swirl
I think we eat with our eyes as well as our mouths, so its very pleasing when a dessert looks nice. In my opinion the peanut butter swirl brings these bars to a whole new level, even though it is very easy to make.
You just have to add teaspoons of melted peanut butter on top of the melted chocolate and create swirls on the surface with a knife. There is no right or wrong way to do this and you dont need to be an artist the swirl will always look amazing.
I hope you guys will enjoy these no-bake peanut butter bars! They are:
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Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Silky. Smooth. Sensational.
These bars in three words.
I am overdue for a blog post, my mom has been visiting us for the past week, and we have been busy gabbing it up and cooking loads! I just havent taken the time to photo shoot any of the yummy things coming out of the kitchen.
These bars were an after school snack creation, loaded with fiber and protein.
The smooth and creamy peanut butter filling in these is over the top.
Not too sweet, this will still satisfy any treat fix that comes your way.
If you opt for semi-sweet chocolate chips, that will make for a sweeter taste, if that is what you prefer.
Any nut or seed butter will work here, in case you have any nuts your family has to avoid. Pardon the crumbs in the picturesthese were so delectable, I just had to post, crumbs and all!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
These chewy No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars are made with only 4 ingredients – they’re a vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar free easy delicious dessert!
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These Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars are the perfect treat for peanut butter lovers! Theyre made with only four ingredients, theyre vegan, flourless and refined sugar free. You dont need any special equipment and you dont even need to bake them. It doesnt get easier than this no-bake dessert!
This post is sponsored by the National Peanut Board. I received compensation, but all opinions and content are my own.
While most recipes for chocolate peanut butter bars mix peanut butter with powdered sugar, butter and graham crackers to make the peanut butter crust, I use oat flour and maple syrup instead to make the recipe dairy-free.
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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Bars With Chocolate Ganache
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Chewy Gluten Free Peanut Butter Bars with chocolate ganache are the perfect afternoon treat! Also known as lunch lady peanut butter bars, I love the extra layer of peanut butter frosting!
- ½ cup white sugar
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- 4 oz vegan butter
- 1 egg
- cup peanut butter
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup my gluten free flour blend
- ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
For the Peanut Butter Frosting
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon dairy free milk
For the Ganache
- 6 tablespoons full fat canned coconut milk
- 1 cup dairy free chocolate chips
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars: Method
Preheat your oven to 160C Fan / 180C and prepare an 8×8-inch square tin.
Crush your cornflakes so they are a little more broken down. You can do this by putting them in a bag and hitting with a rolling pin. You dont want them to be complete dust but if they are crushed a little it helps the bars stick together.
Mix together your maple syrup and peanut butter in a large bowl. If your peanut butter is quite stiff, I recommend heating it briefly to make it more smooth first, otherwise you will struggle with the next step.
Add in your cornflakes, peanut butter and maple syrup, then stir so that the cornflakes are nicely coated.
If you are adding chocolate chips, mix them in now.
Press your mixture into your tin so its nicely compact. Bake for about 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to briefly cool in the tin whilst you melt your chocolate for the topping. I do this in short bursts of 15 seconds in the microwave, stirring inbetween each burst.
Pour your melted chocolate over the top of your bars and leave to set in the fridge or at room temp until completely set.
Cut into squares and enjoy!
Oh and heres a printable version of my chocolate peanut butter bars recipe. Please remember to give it 5 stars if you tried it and enjoyed it as it helps people know its worth trying too! ??
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Why These Are The Best Homemade Crunch Bars
Crunchy, crispy, smooth, and creamy and all words to describe these no bake chocolate peanut butter crunch bars.
You bite into it and are met with of these, which are a texture lovers dream!
Traditional crunch bars use butter, sugar, margarine and several kinds of oil to produce a delicious end product.
My version uses just FIVE ingredients, and takes less than 2 minutes to whip up!
Not only are these beauties completely vegan, gluten-free and dairy free, but it also has the option to be made completely sugar-free, so take note below!
Vegan Peanut Butter Bars
these Vegan Peanut Butter Bars are so quick and easy to make, you’ll always have a tasty snack on hand. tested gluten free option.
I wake up early.
Like, super early.
I am generally several hours away from breakfast, but probably one hour away from a tennis game, a run, or my morning workout. So I need something.
After my apple cider vinegar lemon water, I make coffee.
…and I want something small but sorta substantial to go with that coffee. Something with protein and carbs and FUEL to get me started. Like these Vegan Peanut Butter Bars.
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What Ingredients Are In Gluten
These healthy chocolate peanut butter bars are made with only 6 ingredients.
- Peanut Butter. This recipe would not be complete without peanut butter, of course! Well use a natural creamy peanut butter as the main ingredient in these bars. It provides healthy fats and plant-based protein.
- Coconut flour. Coconut flour is a nice ingredient because its low in carbs yet high in fiber. Also, it is known to keep blood sugars stable and promote healthy digestion.
- Maple syrup. All desserts require a sweetener, and this one is no exception. However, maple syrup is used instead of the overly processed sugar alternatives. A high-quality maple syrup contains manganese, zinc, iron, calcium, and potassium.
- Cacao powder. Either cacao powder or cocoa powder can be used in this recipe. Cacao powder is rich in fiber, iron, and magnesium.
- Coconut oil. Coconut oil is an ingredient used in the chocolate topping. You can use either unrefined or refined oil. Unrefined coconut oil has a deeper coconut flavor while refined coconut oil has practically no coconut flavor at all.
- Vanilla extract. A dash of vanilla extract adds a hint of vanilla flavor to the peanut buttery base. Dont skip out on this ingredient!
What Is Celiac
A brief but spectacular history of Celiac : Celiac is an autoimmune disease making it vastly different from food allergies or intolerances . Essentially, if a person with Celiac ingests gluten , their bodys immune system thinks that gluten is a bad thing and attacks! This, of course, is not actually what the immune system should do when a normal person eats gluten, especially because this attack ends up hurting your own digestive system far more than the tiny gluten particle. Its a bit like Don Quixote, but instead of senselessly attacking windmills, your immune system chivalrously, and senselessly, attacks tiny bits of gluten .
SO, after all that, you should absolutely go make these awesome cookie bars because why the heck not? And, if youre like me and LOVE chocolate and peanut butter together, why not make these chocolate peanut butter cupcakes, or these chocolate peanut butter mud cookies, or this chocolate peanut butter tart?
- ¼Cuproasted + salted peanutsroughly chopped
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