If you like chocolate and peanut butter, you might just want to drop everything and make these. They’re like a peanut butter ball, made into a bar! They couldn’t be easier to make…and they are no-bake!
You may have noticed I’m playing around with a new ingredient. The team over at Labrada had sent me the Jamie Eason Natural Peanut Protein (part of the Lean Body For Her line) to try in a few recipes.
The timing was great, as I’ve been wanting to work with peanut flour or peanut protein for a while. I like the idea of this even more than peanut flour, as it also has a bit of natural sweetness added, so you don’t have to play a lot with extra sweetener. Its also been de-fatted, so its much more calorie conscious than using peanut butter. While healthy fats aren’t a bad thing, cups upon cups of peanut butter aren’t the healthiest choice either.
At under 100 calories per bar, its an awesome sweet fix that you don’t have to feel guilty about. To keep mine sugar-free, I used stevia chocolate chips, but if you’re ok with a few grams of sugar per serving, then regular chocolate chips will do just fine.
I can’t wait for my hubby to come home and try these. He’s been on a work trip the last couple days, and he also loves the peanut butter and chocolate combo. This recipe got the seal of approval from my two girls as well! Perfect for an after school snack (or a lunchbox treat if they can have peanuts at school).
- 1 cup Jamie Eason Lean Body For Her Natural Peanut Protein
- ⅓ cup natural peanut butter (smooth)
- 40 drops liquid stevia (I used NuNaturals vanilla liquid stevia)
- ⅓ cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
- ⅓ cup stevia chocolate chips (I use Krisda, or Lily's, or for a few grams of sugar in each bar, use regular semi-sweet chocolate chips)
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- In a mixing bowl, add together all the bar ingredients (peanut protein, peanut butter, stevia, milk). Mix together with a wooden spoon. When it starts to firm up, finish mixing with your hands. Knead it together similar to what you would do with a dough.
- Once the mixture is in a dough, press evenly into a loaf pan.
- Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips with the coconut oil on the stove, or in a microwave in 30 second increments (stirring after each 30 seconds).
- Pour the chocolate over the peanut mixture and place in the fridge to set.
- Once set, cut lengthwise down the middle, and 5 cuts horizontally to make 12 bars.