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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

  • Author: Lauren
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 12 bars 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: treat


These no bake chocolate peanut butter bars are gluten, dairy, refined sugar-free & vegan! They taste like a creamy, rich flavourful, healthier peanut butter cup!



Peanut Butter Bars

  • 1 cup all-natural peanut butter (I used crunchy for some extra texture but you can also use smooth)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • Pinch of pink salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain protein powder (I used this Keto Collagen), you can also use a flavoured protein powder but this will alter the taste. Note: for a vegan option use a vegan protein powder.

Chocolate Topping

  • 1 tbsp all-natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chocolate chips (I like these for a dairy-free option)
  • M&M’s, optional (I added some Easter coloured ones on top for fun), omit for vegan/dairy-free option or opt for a dairy-free alternative


Peanut Butter Bars

  1. In a mixing bowl add your peanut butter & maple syrup together. 
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to form a dough consistency.
  3. In a parchment paper lined dish, firmly press the dough into the dish.*
  4. Set in the fridge or freezer while you make the topping.

Chocolate Topping

  1. In a small bowl add the chocolate chips & peanut butter & melt together. You can melt it in the microwave (30 second intervals, mixing after each interval until smooth) or over low heat on the stovetop for a couple minutes.
  2. Once melted drizzle or spread evenly onto the chilled peanut butter bars & place them back in the fridge or freezer to firm up (about 30-60 minutes).
  3. Once firm, slice into bars or squares & store in the fridge or freezer** & enjoy!


*I used a small rectangular glass dish. The smaller the dish, the thicker your bars will be. The bigger the dish, the thicker your bars will be.

**If you store them in the freezer I recommend taking them out 5-10 minutes before wanting to enjoy one to allow them to soften slightly.

Keywords: chocolate, peanut butter, no bake