No-bake chocolate peanut butter bars almost look too good to be true, but they're not! Satisfy your cravings for sweets with this healthy meal prep!
These four-ingredient no-bake bars are a sugar-free snack that’s easy to make and simply delicious! Oh, and they just happen to taste like Reese's peanut butter cups, but with far fewer ingredients and healthier ones, to boot. This dessert meal prep is gluten-free, sugar-free and low-carb. Plus, it's vegan-friendly and you don't even need to turn on the oven. But we're pretty sure you saw the photo and stopped there. We don't need to convince you, right? We all know chocolate and peanut butter make for a genius combo!
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars Ingredients
For the peanut butter layer:
- 1 cup creamy no sugar added peanut butter
- ½ cup coconut flour
For the chocolate layer:
- 1 cup no sugar added chocolate chips (use dairy-free for vegan option)
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
You're going to love how dangerously easy it is to make these bars. You combine peanut butter and some coconut flour and then spread it in the bottom of the baking pan. Put it in the freezer until it's chilled. In the meantime, melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler.
If you've never done that before, you might be wondering, what's a double boiler? It simply means to boil some water in a pot and then place the coconut and chocolate in a bowl that fits safely over the circumference of the pot. The heat from the boiling water helps to melt the chocolate and coconut oil together in a gentle way. Glass prep bowls work great for this use.
How to Store Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
These are great in the fridge, nice and chilled, and will keep for up to a week that way. But you can also freeze them for future use. We like to cut them into individual pieces and wrap them in wax paper, and then transfer them to an airtight container or zip-close bag in the freezer. They'll keep there for several months.
How to Serve No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
We love these chilled. You can meal prep them in containers alongside some fruit and pumpkin seeds if you like, as we've pictured them here. Or you can do something else, such as just eat them straight out of the pan......
Tips for Managing Cravings
There is no doubt that these No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars will satisfy your sweet craving. But we are going to keep it real since that is what we do around here and warn you that these are addictive—in a good way, of course! We recommend making these and portioning them out. If you are following a macro-based diet then you will want to be mindful of how many you eat per week. There is always room for snacks and desserts on any meal plan. It's all about balance. Our recommendation:
- Focus on your nutrient-dense foods first: protein, healthy fats and carbs.
- Drink enough water.
- Exercise at least 3-5 days of exercise per week.
- Enjoy healthy treats like No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars 3 to 4 times a week to prevent cravings and feelings of deprivation.
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