These healthy no bake peanut butter and chocolate oat bars are so addictive with their chewy base and crunchy peanut topping. They are loaded with nutritional powerhouse ingredients like, medjool dates, peanut butter, oats and cacao powder.
Shop front worthy no bake peanut butter and chocolate oat bars that will make your kids swoon (easily adaptable for those with peanut allergy instead use almonds or even desiccated coconuts).
These bars are adapted by my peanut butter and cacao oat balls . I just changed the balls into bars with melted dark chocolate dipped bottoms and crunchy peanut topping. These are my go-to when I am craving chocolat and mama craves chocolate all day long..
My 3 year old son really enjoyed making these with me and often requests to make bars and balls because they are just so easy to make. We shove everything in the food processor and within minutes you have happiness in the form of a dough! We can just make them in to balls OR bars.
So even if your not that into healthy eating, give these bars a go. I have a few people in my family that do not like dates and a few picky eaters but after trying these bars, they all agreed the peanut butter was the prominent flavour and not the dates. If you try these out please comment below and let me know how they turned out!
These date bars alone are perfection BUT I dipped the bars in some good quality dark chocolate to curb my chocolate cravings. Boy do these bars hit the spot!
Healthy Chewy No bake Peanut Butter and Chocolate Oat Bars
- 8-10 medjool dates make sure these are very soft, if not pour boiling water for 10 mins to soften
- 1 cup oats
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter soft and runny
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons cacaco powder
- 60 grams good quality dark chocolate (to melt)
- 2 tablespoons crushed peanuts handful more to top bars with
Pit and blend the medjool date in a food processor until turned it to a paste like consistency. Add a splash of hot water if it is not turning into a paste.
Add in the rest of the ingredients and blend until all combined. Once blended you should be able to stick together when you squeeze it with your hand. (If its still too dry add more peanut butter or a dash of water)
Line some parchment paper on a tray and press down the dough nice and evenly. Press down using a small cup if you have too. Roll the cup up and down the tray to firmly press evenly around the tray. The harder you press down the better the dough will hold together and not crumble when you cut it later.
Freeze the dough for 20 mins. While the dough is in the freezer, melt the ark chocolate util it is a drippy consistency.
After the dough is firm, cut evenly into bars. Dip the bars into the melted chocolate, until the bottom layer is covered. Pop the bars the dry side down on parchment paper and freeze again for 5 mins.
The chocolate should be solid by now. Place the bars right side up and drizzle some more chocolate on top. Freeze for another 2 mins and enjoy your bars!