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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

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February 21, 2022

These chocolate peanut butter bars are to die for! They remind me of a Reece Cup, but with a creamy peanut butter and oat base. They are no bake, and only take about 25 minutes to make from start to finish (that includes 15 minutes in the freezer!).

I made a version of this recipe for few of my recipe development clients and I got rave reviews! Mainly because these chocolate peanut butter bars require standard ingredients that are in most kitchens and don’t require any cook time! They remind me of a protein ball, but in bar form. While I love a protein ball from time to time, I think I love these bars even more!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

What makes these chocolate peanut butter bars healthy?

  • These bars are sweetened with maple syrup, which is much healthier than white sugar. As I said before, this recipe is reminiscent of my protein ball recipe. Instead of using honey, this recipe calls for maple syrup. I think I might start using maple syrup in my protein balls now! It really does add the perfect sweet flavor.
  • If you needed to, you could use almond butter instead of peanut butter. I have not tested this recipe using almond butter, so if you end up trying it, let me know how it goes!
  • The type of chocolate you use in this recipe is really up to you. You can cut up a dark chocolate bar and melt that. I decided to use semi sweet chocolate chips, but feel free to use whatever you prefer!

Tips:

  • I would use a loaf pan when throwing this recipe together. It forms the bars into the perfect size!
  • You must split the peanut butter into 1/2 cup and 1/4 cup increments. There are three layers to these bars and there is peanut butter in two layers!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

These chocolate peanut butter bars are to die for! They remind me of a Reece Cup, but with a creamy peanut butter and oat base. They are no bake, and only take about 25 minutes to make from start to finish (that includes 15 minutes in the freezer!). 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freezer Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 bars
Calories 408kcal

Equipment

  • 8×4 loaf pan

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked oats
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter, creamy
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips, melted

Instructions

  • Add the oats, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and ½ cup of the peanut butter to a large bowl. Stir until well combined.
  • Add parchment paper to an 8×4 loaf pan. Evenly press the oat mixture into the parchment paper.
  • Spread the remaining 1/4 cup of peanut butter over the oat mixture in the pan.
  • Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips and stir until smooth. Using a spoon, spread the chocolate on top of the peanut butter layer.
  • Freeze for 15 minutes, then transfer to the refrigerator (or eat them right out of the freezer!). Slice into 6 bars and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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tell me more!

 I'm Lauren! Most days you can find me testing recipes in the kitchen or working on my couch in leggings, covered in a cozy blanket. I grew up watching my mom cook, but it was not until I attended the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, that I found my love and passion for cooking and baking. Now, I develop recipes for fitness apps all across the United States and Canada!

Hello!