One Bowl 10 minute Peanut Butter Almond Bars
Ever since I can remember, Easter meant a chocolate egg hunt and a day filled with family eating all the chocolate in sight! Now that I’m older and an “adult” I like to do the same thing, but instead of eating sugar filled treats I’ve come up with a crazy simple, easy and delicious peanut butter almond bar. Not only is it quick to make, but it’s also vegan and gluten-free!
One Bowl 5 Ingredients
This recipe couldn’t be any simpler or easy to make! It has all the sweetness you need to fix that Easter chocolate egg craving without all of the refined sugar and lengthy list of ingredients you can’t pronounce. These bars are a great base so feel free to add in anything you’d like. Mix in some nuts and seeds and you’ve got yourself a healthy breakfast bar, or double down on chocolate with some vegan chocolate chips or coconut. These bars are also super fun if you want to make some different sauces or drizzles to decorate the top with.
You may be familiar with rolled oats, quick oats, steel cut or crushed oats. The biggest difference is cook time and how processed the oat is. I went with rolled oats from Bob’s Red Mill for this recipe because they are less processed than quick oats and provide a ton of nutritional benefits. By throwing some rolled oats into this bar recipe you won’t lose any of the sweet treat appeals and you’ll also be getting:
- Manganese: 191% of the RDI
- Phosphorus: 41% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 34% of the RDI
- Copper: 24% of the RDI
- Iron: 20% of the RDI
- Zinc: 20% of the RDI
- Folate: 11% of the RDI
- Vitamin B1 (thiamin): 39% of the RDI
Do you have 10 minutes? Perfect, because that is all you will need to prepare these peanut butter almond bars! Don’t forget to consider freezing time, so they are best made in advance and served chilled. They are a great dessert to bring to Easter dinner this weekend, trust me the entire family will enjoy them and be asking for the recipe. Since they are so quick and easy to make you can use some of that free time to try out some of my other indulgent recipes that are almost too good not to share:
- One Bowl Chocolate Chunk Vegan Blondies
- Simple Spring Cranberry Apple Crisp
- Vegan Cashew Chocolate Mousse Cake
I hope you enjoy these bars as much as I have been all week! I made them with the memories of Easter as my inspiration but I can assure you I will be stocking my freezer with them all year round. So check out the recipe below and don’t forget to let me know what you think over at @foodbymaria! Tag #foodbymaria and #fearnotfoodisyourfriend so I can see all your beautiful recreations.
One Bowl 10 minute Peanut Butter Almond Bars
- Line an 8 X 8 baking tin with parchment and set aside.
- Into a large bowl combine the oats, almond flour, peanut butter and maple syrup. Transfer mixture to lined baking tin and pat down to ensure everything is evenly distributed. Tip: I use the base of a cup to flatter everything down.
- Pour melted chocolate over the almond flour mixture and evenly disperse using a spatula or the back of a spoon.
- Place in the freezer and set for 2 hours before enjoying.
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill
These are the best (and easiest) dessert bars to make. I sprinkle some sea salt on top of the chocolate before freezing them and ……. dangerous. Everyone I’ve shared them with just loves them, even my boyfriend who is picky AF. Bring them to your next thing to be the crowd favourite at said thing.
YES!! This makes me so happy. They’re incredible and I love that they’re sooo easy!
Can I ask you, rolled oats and almond flour not being baked? Eat them raw?
Yes, they’re raw bars! Sooo good!
My 3rd time making these. One of my favorite recipes. So easy to whip up. Love keeping a batch in the freezer. Totally cutes the craving for something sweet. Love!
Thanks so much for the love, Melissa!!!!!
What’s the cup equivalent of the chocolate?
I googled this and it comes out to around 1 cup!
These are so easy to make and unreal! I cut them up into little bite size pieces and keep them in a bag in the freezer for whenever I want a little treat (guilt free of course as there is no refined sugar!).
I love this. Such a fun idea and great to have snacks around the house ALL THE TIME!
Warning!! You will probably eat the whole pan, good thing it’s all clean, healthy ingredients! Right? Right?! Such a simple recipe, I couldn’t find almond flour at my grocery store so Maria recommended blending almonds and it worked like a charm! 10 out of 10 a must try and kicks those late night sweet tooth cravings.
YESSSSSS thanks so much for the love ALissa, I am so happy you loved them. xxx
Love this recipe! Super simple to throw together (my kids loved helping make these), so yummy, and not overly sweet! Two thumbs up from our whole family! Will definitely make again!
So glad Sara! Thanks for the love.
Super easy to make and delicious for the whole family. It took less than 10 minutes to put together and between my husband and I, the whole pan was gone in a few days!
Hell yah! So glad you and Marcus enjoyed these Tea!
Great recipe, as always!! Super easy to make with minimal ingredients and soooo tasty. Perfect snack to have on hand for the whole family. We love them! Thanks Maria 🙂
You’re so welcome Justine!! Thanks for making them 🙂
Maria! These are so delicious. And simple. They satisfy my sweet tooth when it tells me it needs a little fix. Thank you!
Hey Meg!!! Yes girl, thank you so much, seriously they’re so good and addicting!!
I look through FoodbyMaria’s Instagram stories every morning and was blessed with videos of this recipe. Being a Saturday, I decided to get up and make these bars before I even made myself breakfast. I altered the recipe slightly, for a 50/50 mixture of peanut and almond butter (I was finishing up jars). Quick, easy, and completely sugar-free! They are absolutely delicious and will be a go-to when it comes to making a quick treat for friends.
YES JENA! this is amazing, thanks so much for the love. So glad you like them xxx