You only need 6 ingredients to make these easy No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars. It’s shocking how this delicious dessert is healthy, paleo, vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free!
Healthy Peanut Butter Dessert
If you love peanut butter and chocolate, this recipe is for you! It’s a healthy cookie dough recipe that doesn’t taste healthy in the slightest! Fool all your friends with this secretly healthy cookie dough treat. Follow me on Instagram to see even more secretly healthy treats in action!
No-Bake Healthy Reese’s Treat
These no-bake peanut butter cookie dough bars literally taste like a Reese’s, but better! If you’ve read my Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats post, you already know that I am not a fan of Reese’s peanut butter cups. HOWEVER, the reason I don’t like them is because they taste fake. Read that blog post to hear more of my reasons. But, all that to say, I love REAL peanut butter and chocolate together. And these cookie dough bars are no exception! Similar to my Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls, and Healthy Rice Krispie Treats, this recipe requires NO BAKING! Whoooooraaaay! They’re perfect to make on a summer day when you don’t want to turn the oven on too!
Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie Dough
The problem: A lot of healthy cookie dough bar recipes call for both coconut flour and almond flour. I found when I tried this the bars would fall apart, leaving you with a crumbly mess. Or the healthy recipe would require ½ cup of melted coconut oil, which is CRAZY PACKED with calories and fat. (I avoid using a crazy amount of oil in my recipes. If you’re looking for more OIL-FREE treats, check out my Chocolate Banana Bread, Vegan Banana Bread, or Carrot Cake Muffins)
My solution: Flax eggs! Flax is loaded with fiber, and low in calories! Flax eggs are also completely vegan and gluten-free! Plus, they help this healthy peanut butter cookie dough hold together. It’s a win, win, win!
How to Store Peanut Butter Cookie Bars
Fridge: Place peanut butter cookie dough bars in a large zip lock bag or airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 1 month.
Freezer: My favorite place to keep these cookie dough bars is in the freezer. Just pull one out when you’re ready for dessert, and you have a healthy pre-made sweet treat! Convenience is key when trying to live a healthy life, so having these bars on hand in the freezer at all times is life saving! You can store them in the freezer for 3 months or more!
I wouldn’t recommend storing these bars at room temperature, because the chocolate will melt.
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