Five-ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Bars are an easy, no-bake recipe for healthy snacking! These bars are vegan and naturally sweetened.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Bars

Five-ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Bars are an easy, no-bake recipe for healthy snacking! These bars are vegan and naturally sweetened.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 50 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 squares
Calories 199kcal
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted whole dates (about 12-13)
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp peanut butter, I used creamy [see note]
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chia seeds

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to food processor and process until the ingredients break down and become a mostly cohesive mixture. You will still have little pieces of peanuts remaining, and the consistency of the mixture should hold together when you press it together.
  • Line a rimmed dish with parchment paper and press mixture into it, leaving your desired thickness. I used only about half of an 8" x 8" baking dish as I didn't have a smaller dish available.
  • Refrigerate for at least 45 minutes before slicing. Store bars in the refrigerator.

Notes

I suggest using a no-stir peanut butter variety to prevent the bars from being too oily. If using a peanut butter that features a layer of oil on the top in the jar, I would stir it up very, very well before adding to the recipe.
 
Total recipe time includes 45 minutes of inactive chilling.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8.4g | Saturated Fat: 1.6g | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 353mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 23g | Calcium: 3% | Iron: 10%