Keto No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars - A four-ingredient fat bomb treat!

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These no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars are a fat bomb in disguise. With just a few simple ingredients, they deliver rich and decadent flavor without waiting on your oven!

These simple no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars are fat bombs in disguise. They deliver rich and decadent flavor without waiting on your oven!

Summer is well underway here in northern California — we’ve seen a fair share of 90-degree days already, and we haven’t even reached June. As a super-pregnant person who sweats more easily when she’s carrying a baby, I’m all about cooking less. These chocolate peanut butter bars are a tasty way to get my PB fix without heating up the whole house for cookies!

Similar to homemade peanut butter cups, these bars combine rich layers of sweetened peanut butter and dark chocolate. This recipe skips the tedious work of adding chocolate and peanut butter to individual cups and just throws them all in one pan, making it perfect for anyone who needs a sweet peanut butter fix in a flash.

These no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars are LOADED — yes, loaded! — with peanut butter. Like, think peanut butter cups on steroids. Even with one small square, you might find yourself trapped in and old Got Milk commercial scenario where your tongue sticks to the roof of your mouth because there’s so much peanut butter in every bite. I definitely recommend enjoying these with a frosty glass of unsweetened almond milk (or whatever non-dairy beverage floats your boat).

These simple no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars are fat bombs in disguise. They deliver rich and decadent flavor without waiting on your oven!

Ingredients for chocolate peanut butter bars

These bars only require four ingredients, so each one plays a big role!

  • Peanut butter: Can’t have chocolate peanut butter bars without it, y’all. You could use another nut butter if you like, though. Whatever you do, get a “natural” style one with no weird added oils or sugar. Here’s the brand we used!

  • Coconut flour: Our standby keto flour helps absorb the oils from the peanut butter, plus helps them hold their shape a little better! Here’s the one we pulled from our pantry for this recipe.

  • Sweetener: Any sugar alcohol or sugar alcohol with stevia/monk fruit will work here, as long as it’s granulated. Powdered versions of these sweeteners will work here too, and may help absorb more of the nut butter oils, but it may make your mixture harder to spread into the pan. We went with birch xylitol here and it worked a charm.

  • Chocolate: You’ve got options here! Keto-friendly chocolate chips work wonderfully for this recipe (we recommend the oh-so-tasty Lily’s brand), but you could also use an equivalent amount of a low-carb dark chocolate of your choice. Keep in mind that if you go the dark chocolate route, you may end up with more cracks when you cut your finished peanut butter bars.

These simple no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars are fat bombs in disguise. They deliver rich and decadent flavor without waiting on your oven!

Best tools for prepping chocolate peanut butter bars

Making these peanut butter bars can get a little… tricky. Since the peanut butter and chocolate mixtures are so thick, they can get difficult to spread and even stick to the pan if you’re not careful. Lining your pan is key to help your chocolate peanut butter bars release clean -- I recommend parchment paper so you can easily pull the whole batch out for slicing.

The peanut butter layer in these bars is particularly thick, so a rubber or silicone spatula will go a long way toward helping you smush it into every corner of the dish. That’s the hardest part of the recipe, but be patient -- getting peanut butter into every bite is worth it!

These simple no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars are fat bombs in disguise. They deliver rich and decadent flavor without waiting on your oven!

Tips for storing chocolate peanut butter bars

Since these bars use a natural nut butter and melty chocolate, they won’t hold their shape well if you store them at room temperature. However, they store well in the freezer and taste amazing even if you don’t wait for them to thaw! You’ll still get a totally firm-yet-chewy texture that you can really sink your teeth into.

These bars are a fat bomb in disguise!

Peanut butter and chocolate are both very keto-friendly because of their high fat content. Even though they make a delicious dessert, you can also use these chocolate peanut butter bars as a fat bomb to snack on or tack on a little extra fat to your meals.

(Or, you know, just skip the PB altogether and make chocolate fat bombs. There’s no wrong choice here.)

These simple no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars are fat bombs in disguise. They deliver rich and decadent flavor without waiting on your oven!

Estimated nutrition facts per serving (1 bar, or 1/16 of this recipe):

  • Calories: 211

  • Fat: 16g

  • Saturated Fat: 4.3g

  • Sodium: 81.25mg

  • Total Carbs: 18.8g

  • Fiber: 6.2g

  • Sugars: 1.3g

  • Sugar Alcohols: 8.3g

  • Net Carbs: 4.3g

  • Protein: 6.5g

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Keto No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

These simple no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars are fat bombs in disguise. They deliver rich and decadent flavor without waiting on your oven!
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 10 M

ingredients:

Peanut butter layer
Chocolate layer
  • 1 cup low-carb chocolate chips (such as Lily’s), or 175 grams (about 6.2 ounces) dark chocolate broken into pieces
  • 1/2 cup natural-style peanut butter

instructions:

How to cook Keto No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

  1. Line an 8x8” pan (glass or metal) with parchment paper and ensure you have enough freezer space to store it flat. Set aside.
  2. Prepare peanut butter layer first. In a mixing bowl, add all ingredients for this layer and stir thoroughly to combine.
  3. Add peanut butter mixture to the lined pan, and use a rubber spatula to smooth it out into every corner. Set aside.
  4. Prepare chocolate layer. Add all ingredients to a heat-safe bowl and melt, stirring until combined and smooth. You can do this with a double boiler or by microwaving in 20-second increments and stirring in between.
  5. Pour chocolate layer on top of the prepared peanut butter layer and use your spatula to smooth it evenly over the top.
  6. Freeze chocolate peanut butter bars for 1 hour, or until firm. Use the parchment paper to remove them cleanly from the pan to slice.
  7. Enjoy immediately or store covered in your freezer. Then go make dairy-free chocolate fat bombs!

Calories

211

Fat (grams)

16

Sat. Fat (grams)

4.3

Carbs (grams)

18.8

Fiber (grams)

6.2

Net carbs

4.3

Sugar (grams)

1.3

Protein (grams)

6.5

Sodium (milligrams)

81
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These simple no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars are fat bombs in disguise. They deliver rich and decadent flavor without waiting on your oven!