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A stack of peanut butter crack bars.

Peanut Butter Crack Bars

These peanut butter crack bars are the most popular on the blog for good reason! They are DECADENT, but are refined sugar-free and made with Whole Food ingredients! If you're a peanut butter chocolate lover, these are for you!
Prep Time 15 mins
Freezer time 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 bars
Calories 1 kcal

Ingredients
  

Base

  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or cashews
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 3/4 cup soft pitted dates packed
  • 2-3 tbsp plant milk as needed

Filling

  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Chocolate topping

  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions
 

  • Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.In a food processor, add the nuts and coconut, processing for a few minutes until they've broken down. Then add the remaining ingredients, processing until a sticky dough forms, adding 1 tbsp of water at a time until it holds together.
  • Taste & adjust as you need to (you can add a little coconut sugar or maple syrup if you like yours sweeter). Press into the bottom of your pan.
  • To make the peanut butter layer, combine all ingredients together until smooth. Spread evenly over base layer.
  • Place in the freezer for 15 or so, to set up a bit before pouring the melted chocolate over top.Melt the chocolate and oil together until smooth. Then spread over the peanut butter layer.
  • Place back in the freezer until hardened. Cut into slices and enjoy!

Notes

Store these in the freezer and let thaw for 10-15 minutes before enjoying for best texture!
Keyword bars, Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, easy, No-Bake, Paleo, Peanut Butter, Vegan