Easy, healthy, no-bake Chocolate Peanut Butter and Banana Bars are naturally sweetened, gooey and delicious. The perfect protein-packed snack on the go!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bars [Vegan]

Serves

16

Cooking Time

5

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Ingredients

For the Base:

  • 1 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup cacao
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

For the Filling:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup drippy peanut butter
  • 4 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Topping:

  • 1/2 cup cacao
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • sea salt, for topping, optional
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Preparation

  1. Line a 8 x 8 - inch in pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Add oats, cacao, peanuts, and salt to food processor and pulse until combined. Add dates, coconut oil, and maple syrup. Process until well combined. Press mixture into base of prepared pan and refrigerate 1 hour.
  3. Make the filling by adding all of the ingredients to a high speed blender. Begin on low speed and gradually increase to high until smooth. Spread over chilled base. Return to refrigerator and let set for 2 hours.
  4. To make the chocolate topping, add cacao, coconut oil, and maple syrup to a small heavy bottom saucepan. Heat over medium low heat, stirring constantly until mixture is smooth has thickened slightly (about 2-3 minutes). Pour over set filling, using a spatula to smooth over entire surface. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  5. Once completely set, cut into 16 bars and sprinkle with sea salt.
  6. Store bars in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
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