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Healthier No-Bake Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 70 minutes
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No-bake
  • Diet: Gluten Free


A simple gluten-free and vegan tasty twist on classic peanut butter chocolate bars!



Peanut Butter Base:

  • 1 cup salted creamy peanut butter 
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup oat flour (certified gluten-free)
  • 1 scoop of collagen (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla (omit if you want stronger honey flavor)

Chocolate Layer:

  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips of choice 
  • 4 tbsp pb
  • 2 tbsp butter of choice

Peanut Butter Swirl Topping:

  • 2 tbsp pb


  1. Line an 8×8 inch baking tin with parchment paper and set it aside.
  2. Prepare the bottom Peanut Butter Base by adding all of the ingredients in the base that are listed in the ingredients above. Using a large rubber spatula, stir the mixture and fold it the ingredients are combined and thick. 
  3. Transfer the peanut butter mixture into the prepared 8×8 baking tin. Using the rubber spatula evenly spread the mixture, smoothing it out into a nice thick and even layer. When done, set aside. 
  4. Prepare the chocolate topping by adding all the ingredients in the chocolate layer section in the ingredients listed above into a small-medium microwave-safe bowl. To make sure the chocolate isn’t burnt use the following method: Heat in 20-second increments until chocolate is melted. Stir in between the 20-second heating increments, until smooth. The chocolate will be ready once it appears shiny.
  5. Pour the chocolate layer mixture over the peanut butter filling in the 8×8 baking tin. Clean off the spatula you had before or grab a new one to smooth the chocolate into a nice even layer. To even out the chocolate tap the tin a few times. 
  6. Using a spoon or teaspoon drop 1-2 teaspoons of peanut butter over the top layer of chocolate, leaving at least o inch in between other peanut butter droplets. 
  7. Using a knife, drag the peanut butter across the top layer of the bars from left to right, going back and forth until you’ve created a design that looks beautiful and is of course tasty! 
  8. Transfer the baking tin to the freezer and freeze for 50-60 minutes
  9. Remove from the freezer and slice into 16 bars.


I recommend storing these bars in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. You can also store in the freezer in a freezer bag/container for up to 2 months. I would be sure to let these bars thaw for 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition is calculated with Collagen peptides added


  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 252
  • Sugar: 14
  • Fat: 16
  • Carbohydrates: 20
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 7

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