No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

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This No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars recipe is so decadent especially if you like devouring the sweet combination of peanut butter and a load of chocolate chunks for a dessert. These no-bake bars are protein packed due to the peanut butter in them and makes it one of the healthier peanut butter recipes. They're super easy to make using only five ingredients that are readily available in your kitchen pantry. Make these no-bake treats any time of the year you want for any occasion because they're one of the easy dessert recipes.

To make this recipe healthier, you can try several other variations, and that's what makes this recipe so interesting. You can add assorted nuts to this recipe like blanched almonds, cashews, walnuts, pecans, etc. to this recipe. You can also add pumpkin, sunflower, chia, hemp seeds too. Try cutting down the amount of sugar by adding raisins or date syrup to give these bars a natural sweetness. You can also substitute it with honey or maple syrup to even out the sweetness. In the place of regular chocolate, it would be a healthy option to use dark chocolate in this recipe. Dark chocolate has many health benefits, and it is a potent source of antioxidants and maintains cardiovascular health. It also contains a good amount of fiber and iron as well. The best way to judge the freshness of dark chocolate is to listen for the 'snap' sound when you break it. Try replacing more dark chocolate in your diet in the place of regular chocolate to achieve the maximum health benefits. Did you know dark chocolate also helps with PMS blues for women?

Peanut butter dessert recipes are so convenient to make because it’s relatively inexpensive and you can find it in any grocery store all year round. Peanut butter is cholesterol free which is one of the best reasons to make more recipes that call for peanut butter. It is also very high in vitamin B6. When you buy peanut butter, always look for the brand that is all peanut butter rather than the one with additives like corn syrup, salt, canola or palm oil. If your budget allows, try to invest in an organic peanut butter. You can also stock up organic peanut butter when you see a good sale at your local grocery store. Alternately, if you have the time you can make peanut butter in your kitchen by pulverizing roasted peanuts until the natural oil oozes to help it become into a smooth butter-like consistency. You can store this peanut butter refrigerated for up to a week.

Thank you to Meggan at the ‘Culinary Hill' food blog for sharing this No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars recipe with us. Do check out Meggan's blog for more easy dessert recipes and other great recipes for no bake treats. This Peanut Butter Bars recipe is delicious and one-of-a-kind dessert you can indulge every day in moderation because these bars are healthy. Make some and enjoy with loved ones!

Nutrition Facts for: No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars From Culinary Hill
Ingredients: Brown sugar, powdered sugar, butter, peanut butter, chocolate chips.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings.* Per Serving:Calories 120, Calories from Fat 93, Total Fat 10.3g 16%, Saturated Fat 6.7g 33%, Cholesterol 21mg 7%, Sodium 59mg 2%, Potassium 41mg 1%, Carbohydrates 6.3g 2%, Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%, Sugars 5.4g, Protein 0.9g, Vitamin A 5%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 2%

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