No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars are wholesome, delicious bars made from 5 simple ingredients. They’re perfect for breakfast, snacks, or post-workout.
Lately I’ve been on a huge chocolate bender, so it was necessary to find a healthier way to get my fix.
These No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars completely did the trick.
These bars are chocolatey, wholesome and healthy! They’re made primarily of 5 ingredients — peanut butter, oats, honey, unsweetened dark cocoa powder, and some coconut oil. I also pressed in a couple of dark chocolate chips, too, but that’s completely optional.
I told you I’ve been on a bender. 🙂
Any type of peanut butter would work, however, and I honestly think chunky peanut butter would be great. I can’t wait to try these with almond butter. 🙂
These no bake chocolate peanut butter bars are dairy-free and vegan, and if you use gluten-free oats, they’ll be gluten-free as well. They come together in minutes, but make sure you give the bars plenty of time to set in the fridge because they need a good hour and a half to two hours.
As the bars come to room temp, they soften and become gooey, so just plan to keep them cold. I love these post-workout, and I ate one for breakfast today before my workout. They also served me well when my sweet tooth kicked in just for a dessert after dinner.
It doesn’t matter when you eat them, just be sure and whip some up so that you can enjoy them any time you need a little energy boost or whenever the irresistible chocolate craving strikes.
Either way, these bars have got your back. 😉
More chocolate peanut butter recipes you’ll love:
Flourless chocolate peanut butter muffins by Gluten Free on a Shoe String
Flourless peanut butter oatmeal cookies
No bake peanut butter oatmeal bars
Peanut butter banana overnight oats
Peanut butter banana chocolate chip oat bars
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 4 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon instant espresso powder optional
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips to press into the top of bars
- Line an 8×8″ pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Place the peanut butter, honey, cocoa powder, coconut oil, espresso powder (if using), and salt in a small sauce pan over medium low heat until melted and smooth.
- Place the oats in a medium bowl. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the oats and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Press the chocolate chips into the top of the bars if using, and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 1/2 hours or until firm.
- Remove the bars from the pan and cut into 12 bars. Store in between parchment paper in an airtight container in the fridge. Bars will become soft and gooey at room temperature, and are best when they’re cold. Enjoy!
- Be sure to use 100% certified gluten-free oats to make these bars gluten-free.
- Store bars in the fridge for up to one week. Bars soften when kept at room temperature.
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
33 Comments on “No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars”
Yum, I love energy bars. I think I could live off of them actually! Thanks for joining us at Marvelous Mondays, pinned.
I could live on them too, Paula! Thanks for hosting and have a great week!
I’m going to need some energy this week Marcie! I’ll need to whip up a batch. It’s only Sunday but I’m looking forward to next weekend already 🙂 Pinned!
I’m tired already too, and it’s only Monday am! Looks like I need to make another batch of these. Haha. Thanks, Deb, and hope you have a great week!
Gosh I need to try these! They look absolutely perfect!
Thank you, Jocelyn! These really hit the spot!
Chocolate and peanut butter is always a reason to celebrate!
I am on a nut butter kick, and I feel a homemade peanut butter post coming on.
Oh yum!! This looks so delicious! I love that these are healthy for you!! 🙂 YUM!! I love chocolate! 🙂
Thank you, Cailee, and I love chocolate, too! 🙂
I love no-bake treats like this. I already have all the ingredients to make my own batch! Can’t wait to try them, Marcie.
These are so easy to whip up because most ingredients are in the pantry! They were gone in a flash, but at least it doesn’t take long to make more. Thanks, Georgia! 🙂
I love having some no-bake options for summer, too. Who wants to turn on the oven? Chocolate is normally where it’s at for me, so it sounds like we’re on the same page, Carol! 🙂
Marcie, I need these and I need them now! Thankfully, I have all the ingredients in the pantry 😀 I love that these are no-bake and easy to make. Pinning!
I’m finding myself craving these every day and they really keep me from wanting dessert because I guess they are kind of like dessert! No-bake is the best, especially when the weather is warm. Thanks, Cindy! 🙂
All you have to say is no bake and chocolate! These are perfect for an afternoon snack craving. I hope you had a wonderful weekend, Marcie!
You really can’t go wrong with those two words, especially when peanut butter is in the mix, too. 🙂 Thanks, Ashley!
These bars look so good Marcie! No-bake treats are always a winner at our house especially when chocolate and peanut butter are involved too 🙂 Love these!
Thank you! They were certainly a winner here, and I can’t wait to try them with different varieties of nut butter, etc. 🙂
Thank you so much for this nice recipe!
I was looking for a recipe of energy bars to eat after or before going to the gym. This is the recipe!
They look so delicious!
Hello, Chantal! These are just the thing for a pre or post-workout snack, and I hope you’re able to give them a try soon! 🙂
These look like an awesome pre or post-workout snack! Or just during the day when I get a sweet craving! They look fantastic – so chocolatey! And now I want something sweet…
They are nice and peanut-buttery and chocolatey, which really helps curb my need for dessert! I’m totally craving one right now, but I promised the last one to my son. I may have to bribe him….or make another batch! 🙂
These made me a very happy camper! I need to make extra next time because they went quick. 🙂 Have a great weekend, Jamie!
Oh boy, could I use some added energy right now!! I hope I have everything I need to make them tomorrow, I don’t want to wait. 🙂
I hope you enjoy them when you’re able to make them! Thanks, Lisa, and have a great night! 🙂
I love that these are made out of all things good for you! I need that more in my diet! 😉
Thanks, Jocelyn! I need this to make this sort of thing a lot more often! 🙂
It is dangerous, but at least when they get gobbled up fast it’s easy to make more. haha Thanks, Tashiana! 🙂
I need to make these, for real. they would better for me than the Trader Joe’s peanut butter pretzels, my go-to snack. Thanks for sharing.
I definitely love TJ’s peanut butter pretzels, too — they’re so addicting. These bars are too! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Yum! I am always on the look out for more energy bars. I have this thing with oats and seeds, call it crazy or maybe better phrased “healthy!” (except after I add chocolate or Nutella!!) Thanks for sharing. 🙂
That’s the thing about eating healthy — it leaves you room to add chocolate or Nutella! Thanks, Kloe! 🙂