Healthy No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Healthy No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peanut butter bars, healthy snack, homemade peanut butter
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 16 -20
Author: Laureen King
Peanut Butter Bars that are healthy and delicious
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Ingredients

  • Crust Layer
  • 11/2 cups dry roasted peanuts I used salted
  • 2/3 cup organic unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 2 Tablespoons organic coconut oil just barely melted
  • Centre filling
  • 11/2 cups homemade peanut butter room temperature
  • 1/3 cup organic coconut oil just barely melted
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • Chocolate Topping
  • 8 oz dark chocolate I use 72% cocoa
  • 1/2 cup homemade peanut butter

Instructions

  • Place dry roasted peanuts, shredded coconut, dates and 2 tablespoons coconut oil in Vitamix blender and using pulse mode blend until combined and coarsely ground. Mixture will stick together when pressed between fingers. Don't over-blend or you will have mush!
  • Press firmly into 4.5 x 14 inch tart pan that has been lined with wax paper.
  • In medium size bowl, stir together homemade peanut butter, 1/3 cup coconut oil and maple syrup.
  • Pour over crust and spread evenly.
  • Place in refrigerator for about 1 hour to allow to set before adding chocolate layer.
  • For chocolate layer melt 8 oz of dark chocolate in microwave at 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.
  • Stir 1/2 cup homemade peanut butter into the melted chocolate.
  • Spread over peanut butter layer and refrigerate until set.
  • Cut into squares.
  • Store in refrigerator until ready to eat. As these bars are made with peanut butter that has no preservatives they must be kept in the refrigerator and served chilled!

Notes

To make Homemade Peanut Butter place 4 cups dry roasted peanuts into Vitamix container and secure lid. Start machine and slowly increase speed to its highest speed. Use tamper to press ingredients towards the blade. In about 1 minute when butter begins to flow freely reduce speed to variable 7. Blend for about 30 more seconds until smooth.