Last updated on February 25th, 2019
No Bake Bar- Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch DF/GF
Chocolate is a staple here in my house (as is this no bake bar recipe!).. but not in the way you may think! Rarely do I use or make traditional milk chocolate treats. Instead, I prefer to make healthy, no processed sugar, pure dark chocolate. Really, I just have an obsession with raw cacao (read about the benefits of it here) and use it in everything from energy balls to brownies to muffins! As for peanut butter.. who doesn’t love peanut butter and chocolate?!
Having an allergy friendly, no bake bar recipe on hand is crucial for dark chocolate lovers. They contain one of the purest forms of chocolate (raw cacao) combined with coconut oil and honey to not only taste delicious but give you a host of health benefits too!
When it comes to the combination of peanut butter and chocolate- you really can’t go wrong! It’s classically delicious. And thanks to that combination, this gluten free, no bake bar recipe makes the perfect chocolate craving curbing snack that you an always have on hand!
The biggest perk of these chocolate bars though is that they contain real food ingredients- no processed junk here! Which means that they’re naturally dairy free. If you haven’t tried making your own chocolate, I suggest you do!
Raw cacao powder is one of the highest forms of plant sourced iron, contains more antioxidants than blueberries and contains more calcium than cows milk.
When combined with maple syrup or honey is makes an awesome liquid chocolate. I love it because you can adjust the sweetness of the recipe to your preference (I adore super dark which is what these no bake bars come out to be!)
So thanks to the ingredient list these bars are simple and they also come out pretty allergy friendly!
This no bake bar recipe also contains natural peanut butter (though for the record, almond butter works too!). Not only is chocolate peanut butter a great combination but using a natural brand (grab one here) eliminates both processed oils and sugars from your daily diet. Both of which are found in excess in traditional peanut butter brands.
And just a quick tip: If you get local honey, it can actually help you adjust to pollen in your area and thus allergies!
Between the peanut butter and rice puffs there’s a classic nutty crunch!
These bars are free from processed sugars, easy to make and even easier to eat! They are definitely geared towards super dark chocolate lovers (about 85%) but if you want a sweeter taste you can add in more honey, maple syrup or stevia.
Ingredients In The No Bake Bar recipe
- 1/3 cup coconut oil, measured solid
- 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1/8 cup maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 1 cup rice puffs + 2 tablespoons for topping
- Optional: stevia to taste
Note: all of these health boosting ingredients can be purchased through my favorite retailer Well.ca– and the best part is that they offer free shipping!
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How To Make The Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
In a medium pot combine the coconut oil, syrup and peanut butter.
Heat over extremely low heat until coconut oil is melted. Add in honey and whisk until everything is combined.
Stir in the cacao powder and mix until no clumps remain and chocolate is smooth.
Pour the rice puffs into the pot and mix until they’re all coated.
Line an 8×4 pan with parchment paper and pour the mixture into the pan. Use a silicone spatula to smooth the mixture until even.
Freeze for thirty minutes. Remove from the freezer and let sit for three minutes before cutting.
Enjoy slightly chilled!
Makes 6-8 squares
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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars
This chocolate peanut butter no bake bar recipe makes the perfect dessert or chocolate curbing snack. They’re easy to make, keep in the freezer well and you can’t eat too many of them. They combine the classic flavors of peanut butter and chocolate while add a little bit of crunch! Plus, you can adjust the sweetness to preference, so really, they rock!