These No Bake Peanut Butter Bars are the healthy, satisfying and contain just (6) wholesome ingredients! They’re dairy and gluten-free and make a delicious vegan snack or dessert, and they take just 10 minutes to make!

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I’ve been making these no bake peanut butter bars for months now, and it’s about time I’m sharing them with you.

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably caught me making them in my stories a few times.  Because these bars are in the regular snack rotation!

These bars have big peanut butter flavor, a wholesome, chewy texture from rolled oats, and a nice crunch from the cacao nibs.

I love my peanut butter banana oat bars because they’re also versatile enough to eat for snacks, breakfast or even dessert, but they do require turning on the oven.

Like my peanut butter rice krispie treats, this recipe is even easier because it’s no bake. And let’s face it — in the summertime nobody wants to turn on the oven!

These bars hit all the marks. 🙂

no bake peanut butter oatmeal bars in pan after drizzling with chocolate

Recipe ingredients

What makes these no bake peanut butter bars healthy?  They contain wholesome ingredients that you can pronounce, with no refined sugar or artificial ingredients.  

They also happen to be gluten-free, dairy free and vegan!

The ingredients are as follows:

  • Peanut butter
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Rolled oats
  • Cacao nibs (optional for crunch!)
  • Dairy free dark chocolate chips
  • Coconut oil for the chocolate topping
  • sea salt, for sprinkling (optional)
no bake peanut butter oatmeal bars sliced into squares with bottom left square pulled away

How to make no bake chocolate peanut butter bars

These bars are so easy to make, and only require 5 minutes of prep time. 

The hardest part is waiting for them to set in the refrigerator, but I promise they’re worth the wait. 🙂 

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  • Line an 8×8″ baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Place the peanut butter, maple syrup and cacao nibs in a medium bowl and stir to combine. If the peanut butter is too solid, melt it slightly in the microwave to make it easier to stir.
  • Add the oats and stir until combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
melted chocolate process collage
  • Place the chocolate chips and coconut oil in small microwaveable bowl. Heat for one minute, then stir. Heat another 30 seconds, then stir until smooth.
  • Drizzle the chocolate over the bars, and sprinkle with sea salt, if desired. Chill for a minimum of 3 hours or until set, then cut into bars.

Recipe notes

  • I used natural peanut butter with no added sugar and very low salt for this recipe.
  • The chocolate drizzle on top of these bars is optional, but highly recommended.  It is included in the nutrition information.  Regular chocolate chips may be substituted for dairy free.
  • The cacao nibs add a nice crunchy texture that I love.  If you don’t have any on hand, omit them or substitute with chocolate chips or even chopped dried fruit.
  • Store bars in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
close up front view of no bake peanut butter oatmeal bars stacked up

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overhead shot of no bake peanut butter oatmeal bars sliced into squares

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars are wholesome, satisfying and perfect for breakfast, snacks and dessert! There's no refined sugar, they're dairy and gluten-free and they take 10 minutes to make!
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs or sub with mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup dairy free chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • sea salt for sprinkling

Instructions 

  • Line an 8×8″ baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Place the peanut butter, maple syrup and cacao nibs in a medium bowl and stir to combine. If the peanut butter is too solid, melt it slightly in the microwave to make it easier to stir.
  • Add the oats and stir until combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
  • Place the chocolate chips and coconut oil in small microwaveable bowl. Heat for one minute, then stir. Heat another 30 seconds, then stir until smooth.
  • Drizzle the chocolate over the bars, and sprinkle with sea salt, if desired. Chill for a minimum of 3 hours or until set. Cut into bars and enjoy!

Notes

  1. I highly recommend using the cacao nibs. They give the bars a great crunchy texture!
  2. Substitute the maple syrup with honey or favorite sweetener.
  3. Regular chocolate chips may be used in place of the dairy free.
  4. Store bars in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar, Calories: 405kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g, Cholesterol: 19mg, Sodium: 351mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 14g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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