Homemade peanut butter chocolate bars

Peanut butter chocolate bars made healthier with no sugar added, naturally gluten free and vegan. 

Peanut butter and chocolate bars made healthier with no sugar added, naturally gluten free and vegan. Recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com

Say Hello to Peanut Butter and Chocolate Healthy Bars!

These bars are gluten-free, vegan, sugar-free and no oven required. Don’t you just love peanut butter and chocolate even more now?

The pink and healthy week continues. Did you see the gluten-free muffin top coconut cookies I shared yesterday?

Please, check out what other healthy or pink treats other bloggers have made by clicking on the thumbnails at the bottom of the post.

Peanut butter and chocolate bars made healthier with no sugar added, naturally gluten free and vegan. Recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com

A while back I received a lovely email from a reader telling me how much her kids love the chocolate chip brownie larabars I made months ago. She has never been happier to give her kids a chocolate bar when they ask for it and at the end of the email she asked me if I plan on making more larabars and sharing the recipes.

I couldn’t say no, but since this blog is about my baking adventures I had a hard time finding the right moment to talk about a no-bake bar. But this week came and I knew this is the right time.

Peanut butter and chocolate bars made healthier with no sugar added, naturally gluten free and vegan. Recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com

If you ever got a peanut butter chocolate chip bars and read the ingredient list you realized they only call for 4 ingredients : dates, peanuts, chocolate chips and sea salt. Those chocolate chips haunted me for a while. I wanted to make these bars absolutely sugar-free and haven’t found yet a chocolate chips that is 100% chocolate.

But look no further, there’s no need to search for those 100% cocoa chocolate chips when you have widely available Ghirardelli 100% cocoa chocolate bars.

So, instead of the sugar added chocolate chips I added unsweetened cocoa powder and grated 100% cocoa chocolate.

You don’t get the small bits of chocolate chips like you get in the original Larabars but these bars have a strong chocolate flavor and I have no problems if my little lady bug eats one just before dinner.

Homade peanut butter chocolate larabars

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: one 7X7 pan

Homade peanut butter chocolate larabars

Peanut butter and chocolate bars made healthier with no sugar added, naturally gluten free and vegan.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups (410 grams) pitted dried dates
  • 3/4 cup unsalted peanuts
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 oz grated 100% cocoa chocolate (I've used Ghirardelli)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Line a 7X7 pan with plastic foil.
  2. In a food processor place the dates and pulse until they are finely chopped and they start to form a ball.
  3. Add the peanuts, cocoa powder and salt. Pulse few more times until the peanuts are finely chopped.
  4. Through the feeding tube, while the food processor is still running add the grated chocolate.
  5. When all the chocolate is added, turn off the food processor.
  6. Take the date mixture out and spread it evenly in the prepared pan. Cover with more plastic foil and refrigerate for 2 or more hours before cutting into bars/squares.
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Peanut butter and chocolate bars made healthier with no sugar added, naturally gluten free and vegan. Recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com

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Roxana

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Wow Roxana, can’t wait to make these for my grandkids! I know they will love these delicious bars;-) Beautiful photos-I just want to reach in and grab a few!

  2. Suzanne Platt (@YouMadeThatblog) says

    I’m so impressed that you were able to get such a healthy bar with 4 ingredients how nice.

  3. Kitchen Belleicious says

    i am hooked- where can i get a dozen? Wait- I have to make them myself? Can I just pay you to send me a dozen! LOL! they look delicious

  4. says

    Thank you SO much Roxana for creating these! My twin 2 1/2 year-olds have devoured half the batch already (umm… I ate the other half)! I love being able to give them a healthy alternative to a chocolate bar, and one that they really enjoy. Thank you for helping me feed my kids (and myself) healthy treats.

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