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Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chips Bars | Lemons and Basil
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Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

These Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars are gluten-free and vegan and so incredibly rich and satisfying! Good luck stopping with one!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Brownie/Bars, Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bars, chocolate chips, gluten-free, healthy, oat flour, peanut butter, vegan
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Kaylee Pauley

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter creamy
  • 1/4 cup sweet potato cooked and mashed*
  • 2/3 cup organic raw cane sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 tbsp ground oat flour certified gluten-free if necessary
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips + 2 tbsp additional for topping vegan if necessary

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 8” square pan with coconut oil or nonstick spray of choice.
  • Add peanut butter, sweet potato, raw sugar and vanilla extract to large bowl. Stir until well mixed and a smooth consistency is reached.
  • To a small bowl, add oat flour, baking soda, sea salt and 1/3 cup chocolate chips, gently whisk to combine.
  • Add dry ingredients to peanut butter mixture, then stir until well combined. Spread evenly into greased 8x8 pan.
  • Top with remaining 2 tbsp chocolate chips, gently pressing into batter, then bake 10 minutes. The bars will look underdone, which is exactly what you want! Allow them to cool 20 minutes or so before eating. They’ll firm up as they cool and be super rich, fudge and moist! Enjoy!

Notes

*For the sweet potatoes, you can peel, boil and mash a fresh sweet potato, or use organic canned sweet potato or yams. I’ve used both options, as well as part of a carrot/sweet potato toddler pouch when in a pinch, and they’ve all turned out great!

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4.3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.5mg