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Peanut Butter Energy Bars: this 4 ingredient energy bars recipe is quick ‘n easy and yields the best energy bars that taste like peanut butter cookies! #EnergyBars #PeanutButter #NoBake | Recipe at BeamingBaker.com

Peanut Butter Energy Bars – 4 Ingredients!


Description

Peanut Butter Energy Bars: this 4 ingredient energy bars recipe is quick ‘n easy and yields the best energy bars that taste like peanut butter cookies!


Ingredients

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  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons dates, packed (about 10 medjool dates)
  • ¾ cup unsalted, natural creamy peanut butter
  • ¾ cup unsalted, roasted peanuts
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (optional)

Instructions

  1. Line an 8-inch or 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or wax paper. Set aside.
  2. Add dates and peanut butter to a food processor. This is the food processor that I use. Blend until you get a somewhat cohesive, sticky and crumbly mixture, like chunks of wet sand/dough. This will take about a minute. Scrape down the sides of the processor as needed.
  3. Add in peanuts, vanilla and salt (if using). Blend until the peanuts are fully-incorporated and you get a soft, crumbly mixture, with a few small bits and pieces of peanuts still visible. It’s ready when you can pinch the mixture between your fingers and it holds together when you release it.
  4. Pour this mixture into the prepared baking pan. Using a rubber spatula, press down and smooth into a tightly-packed, even layer.
  5. Freeze for 20-30 minutes, until very firm. Remove from freezer and slice into 18 bars. Enjoy! Storing instructions below.

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Notes

Storing Instructions:  Store in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks at room temperature or the refrigerator.

Freezing Instructions: Store in a freezer-friendly container for 1-2 months in the freezer. Allow to thaw for about 15 minutes at room temperature before enjoying.

  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American

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