No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars with Jamie Eason Natural Peanut Protein

by Kristine on September 23, 2014

in Chocolate, Gluten Free, Healthy "MAKEOVERS", Kid Friendly, Protein Bars, Recipes, Snacks

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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.

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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.

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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).


No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars with Jamie Eason Natural Peanut Protein
 
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These delicious no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars are a great snack! The come together in 15 minutes and are sugar-free, gluten-free and lactose-free.
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Recipe type: Snack
Yield: 12 bars
Ingredients
For the Bars
For the Topping
  • 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
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. Once the mixture is in a dough, press evenly into a loaf pan.
  3. 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).
  4. Pour the chocolate over the peanut mixture and place in the fridge to set.
  5. Once set, cut lengthwise down the middle, and 5 cuts horizontally to make 12 bars.
Nutrition
Serving size: 1 bar Calories: 96 Fat: 6.8 g Carbs: 8.4 g Sugar: 0.7 g Sodium: 23 mg Fiber: 3.2 g Protein: 6.1 g

 

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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  • Brenda

    what can you use in place of the liquid stevia? I cannot find it anywhere.

  • sherry

    I tried to make these using Metabolic Nutrition Protizyme and PB2 as the peanut butter. I couldn’t get them to “firm” up. I omitted the liquid stevia and used one packet of stevia. Thoughts? I think the PB2 was too thin and that is why they didn’t firm.

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Is the protein you used whey? The peanut protein is more like peanut flour. I’d recommend a different recipe if you can’t use all peanut flour or the Labrada peanut protein. Using pb would work but you’d have to use just that and not sure how it would taste.

  • Inés Lozano

    What size loaf pan did you use? I can’t wait to make these!

  • Stacey

    I wonder if I could use plain peanut flour? I can’t have the Jamie Eason one in the house due to the Xylitol – it is deadly to dogs! The vanilla doesn’t have it but for some reason the peanut does.

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Hi Stacey! I haven’t worked with peanut flour before, so I can’t say if it would work, but I assume it would. You’ll just need to add extra sweetener. If you do try it, could you do me a huge favor and report back? Some other readers might be interested as well. Thanks a bunch!

      • Amy Shave

        Is peanut flour different from ground peanut brands like PB2 or Naked peanut? Or the same?
        Thanks! (P.s. I love your peanut spread, just curious:)

    • littleums

      I just made these with peanut flour. They turned out brilliantly! I used the same amount of sweetener, which was just right for me, but I don’t have a big sweet tooth.

      Kristine, these were amazing!

      • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

        Oh yay! Thanks for reporting back! So glad they turned out fabulous!! 🙂

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