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Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Dessert

The Ultimate No-Bake Dessert

Chocolate. Peanut butter. No-bakes. Done. That's all I really need to say. But I'll go on because these bars are worth blabbering about. Pairing the best flavor combination ever, these are a cinch to whip up because all you need is a food processor and the strong willpower to stop yourself from eating all the delicious ingredients laid out on your kitchen counter.

You get three amazing layers — chocolate-kripsies on the bottom, sweet and salty peanut butter in the middle, and chocolate chocolate chip on the top. At just over 100 calories, each bite offers 3.2 grams of protein and two grams of fiber — and under five grams of sugar.

These are the perfect treat to make when you're craving something sweet and chocolaty or to be the hero at your next potluck.

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bakes

From Jenny Sugar, POPSUGAR Fitness

Notes

This recipe can be made gluten-free with GF oats and krispie cereal.

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Dessert

Ingredients

  1. Bottom and top layers:
    2 cups rolled oats
    1 cup raw cashews
    10 dates, pitted
    1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 ripe banana
    2 cups rice krispies cereal
    2 tablesoons dairy-free chocolate chips
  1. Middle layer:
    1 cup roasted salted peanuts
    1/2 cup rolled oats
    10 dates, pitted

Directions

  1. Place the oats, cashews, dates, cocoa powder, and salt in a food processor and blend until everything is a smooth, floury consistency.
  2. Add the banana and blend until a thick, slightly sticky dough forms.
  3. Add the 2 cups of krispies and pulse about 20 seconds to disperse the cereal evenly.
  4. Remove half the chocolate dough and place in a bowl for later.
  5. Flatten the other half of the chocolate-krispie layer into the bottom of a 7x11 pan using your hands over parchment or waxed paper. Place in the freezer while you make the peanut butter layer.
  6. Don't worry about cleaning out the food processor, just add the peanuts, oats, and dates, and blend a few minutes until a dough forms.
  7. Remove pan from the freezer, and, using the same technique, press the peanut butter layer on top of the chocolate-krispie layer. Place in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
  8. Remove pan from the freezer and smoosh the rest of the chocolate mixture over the peanut butter layer, press the chocolate chips on top, and freeze for at least an hour to firm up.
  9. Cut into squares and store remaining bites in a sealed container in the freezer.

Source: Calorie Count

Nutrition

Calories per serving
106
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