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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

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  • Author: Alexis Joseph
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x
  • Category: Muffins, Bites and Bars
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Decadent Healthy No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars make the perfect healthy snack or treat! Made with only five ingredients. (Prep time does not include freezing time.)


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For the bars:

  • 1 cup natural salted peanut butter*
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats, ground into flour (I use my Nutribullet, can sub almond flour)
  • 1/4 cup ground flax (or sub more oat flour)

For the topping:

  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp natural salted peanut butter


  1. Line an 8x8 inch baking dish with parchment paper. Combine all bar ingredients in a bowl and mix until smooth. Press mixture evenly into the lined pan.
  2. Make topping by placing chocolate chips and peanut butter in small bowl. Microwave for a minute in 30 second increments, stirring each time until smooth. Pour chocolate on top of bar mixture and use a rubber spatula to smooth. Top with flaky salt.
  3. Freeze for four hours or overnight. Once solid, slice into 16 bars. Store in a freezer baggie or air-tight container in the freezer.


*This recipe was tested with drippy natural peanut butter. If your peanut butter is hard/refrigerated/needs to be scooped out, you won't need as much flour for these to come together. I have not tested this recipe with conventional peanut butter spreads like Skippy or Jiff and cannot verify the results. Add 1/2 tsp fine sea salt if your peanut butter is not salted.

Readers have tried this recipe with almond flour instead of oats and reported that it worked great!

Inspired by these bars.