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.
Prep Time 50 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 squares
- 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
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.
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.
Serving: 1bar | Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8.4g | Saturated Fat: 1.6g | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 353mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 23g | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.8mg