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5 Ingredient Ultimate No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars (V, GF): The ULTIMATE chocolate peanut butter lover’s Reese’s peanut butter cup inspired dessert bar: thick layers of chocolate and peanut butter topped with crunchy peanuts and velvety chocolate drizzle. #Vegan #HealthyDesserts #ProteinRich #Snacks #GlutenFree #DairyFree #PeanutButter | Recipe on BeamingBaker.com

5 Ingredient Ultimate No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, Grain-Free)


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5 Ingredient Ultimate No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars Recipe (V, GF): The ULTIMATE chocolate peanut butter lover’s Reese’s peanut butter cup inspired dessert bar: thick layers of chocolate and peanut butter topped with crunchy peanuts and velvety chocolate drizzle. Vegan, Healthy Desserts, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Protein-Rich.


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Ingredients

Peanut Butter Layer

  • 2/3 cup natural, unsalted creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour

Chocolate Topping

  • 2/3 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup natural, unsalted creamy peanut butter

Peanut Topping

  • 1/3 cup roasted, unsalted peanuts, chopped

Chocolate Drizzle

  • ¼ cup vegan chocolate chips
  • ¼ teaspoon natural, unsalted creamy peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with wax paper or parchment paper. Clear some space in the freezer for this pan—you will need it later. Set aside at room temperature.
  2. Make the peanut butter layer: In a medium bowl, add Peanut Butter Layer ingredients: 2/3 cup peanut butter, ¼ cup maple syrup, and 1/3 cup coconut flour. Whisk until thickened and difficult to stir. Switch to folding with a rubber spatula until well-incorporated.
  3. Pour this peanut butter mixture into the prepared baking pan. Using the rubber spatula, smooth into an even layer. Set aside.
  4. Make the chocolate topping: Use the double boiler method or the following. Add Chocolate Topping ingredients to a medium, microwave-safe bowl: 2/3 cup chocolate chips and 1/3 cup peanut butter. Heat in 20-second increments until chocolate is softened and melty. Stir in between heating, until smooth.
  5. Pour the chocolate mixture over the peanut butter filling. Using a clean rubber spatula, smooth chocolate into an even layer. Tap the pan a few times to help even out the chocolate.
  6. Add Peanut Topping: Sprinkle chopped peanuts over chocolate topping. Set aside while preparing the drizzle.
  7. Drizzle the bars: In a microwave-safe bowl, add ¼ cup chocolate chips and ¼ teaspoon peanut butter. Heat in 20-second increments until softened and melted. Stir until smooth. Spoon melted chocolate into a small zip bag and trim a tiny corner off; or, spoon chocolate into a small piping bottle. Pipe chocolate in a zigzag pattern across the top of the bars.
  8. Freeze for 45-60 minutes, or until hardened. Remove from freezer and slice into 16 squares.
  9. Enjoy! Storing instructions below.

Notes

– Adapted from my 4 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars.
– On the first day, these bars are best stored in the refrigerator. Serve and enjoy within 1 hour.
– After the first day, you may store these bars in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 weeks. Starting week 2, the bars are a bit drier (like Reese’s PB cup filling), but still delicious.
– These bars freeze well. Store in an airtight container in the freezer for 1-2 months. Thaw at room temperature for 10 minutes before enjoying. Or, heat in the microwave in 10-second increments until softened.
– Peanut Butter Love recipes: peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal breakfast bars, chocolate peanut butter crunch bars, no bake peanut butter coconut oatmeal cookies.

  • Cuisine: Dessert, Snacks, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Peanut Butter