No Bake No Sugar Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
No Bake Cookies bring back memories of childhood. They were the perfect chocolatey treat that were so easy to make because they didn’t require a delicate hand or the oven. I remember making these funky shaped drop cookies and they were amazing.
Recently, I looked back at this recipe and realized that all that sugar and butter tasted great, but there had to be a better, healthier way to get the same great flavor with natural sugar and a healthier alternative to butter.
Coconut oil is one of the new favorite oils to cook with and I love it. It doesn’t taste like coconut in small amounts. And it can be made solid when it is cold, like butter, but doesn’t have to be kept refrigerated like butter so it is easy to store on the pantry shelf.
And I chose to swap out all that sugar with some honey. The honey melts in easily and doesn’t burn as easily as sugar.
The recipe I created here was inspired by the recipe on New Nostalgia. The ones here are a bit less rich and more like a cookie than the fudge-like ones she created. This is mostly due to me using a lot less coconut oil and melting the ingredients a bit differently.
One of the best things about this recipe is that one of these is so satisfying, there’s no need to keep overindulging yourself. With desserts, I often find it hard to stop but these have the perfect amount of sweetness for just one. So here it goes: the most perfectly satisfying, one serving of dessert, I’ve ever made.
What you need:
4 oz. 100% pure cacao unsweetened bakers chocolate bar
1 tbsp coconut oil
1.5 cups all natural crunchy peanut butter
3/4 cup honey
2.5 cups whole grain rolled oats
1/2 cup walnuts
1 cup unsweetened coconut (shredded)
What to do:
- Put the coconut oil and baker’s chocolate in a double boiler on high and slowly mix it together until the chocolate is melted.
- Add the peanut butter and honey, continuing to mix slowly to make sure that it doesn’t burn.
- In a separate bowl, toss together the oats, walnuts, and shredded coconut.
- When the chocolate mixture is completely melted, pour it into the dry mixture and stir until it looks like it is all mixed together and looks like a cookie dough.
- Spread the mixture into a greased 13×9 inch pan (or a smaller one if you want thicker bars) and chill in the refrigerator.