I’m really into no bake treats at the minute. I’m rarely using the oven now it’s getting warmer, but I still want a little something sweet ready to snack on in the fridge. If you love peanut butter and chocolate as much as I do, this recipe could well be your new BFF. These peanut butter fudge bars give you ALL the good flavours, take just 10 minutes to prepare, set in the fridge and you only need 5 ingredients!
My favourite type of no bake treats are always very easy to make and studded with simple, delicious ingredients. They nearly always involve peanut butter and squishy medjool dates too.
It’s hard to think of any recipe with peanut butter and dates that doesn’t taste lush, right?
I’ve always loved peanut butter. It’s my favourite toast topping of all time and I add it to my smoothies, oats, desserts, ice cream, pancakes and waffles on the regular. I love it so much the smallest jar I have in the cupboard is 1kg. It’s been a staple of my diet for most my life and I’m still not bored of it!
The base of these bars is just dates and peanut butter blended together – when combined and chilled they make for an irresistible natural sugar free fudge. If you don’t have medjool dates, regular dates will work too, just soak them in hot water for about half an hour and drain them before using. Softer dates always yield the best texture.
If you don’t have peanut butter, almond butter would be a delicious substitute. If you’re allergic to peanuts, try swapping the peanut butter and peanuts for sunflower butter and sunflower seeds.
I topped the fudge with melted chocolate, dollops of peanut butter and some salted peanuts for a little extra party in your mouth. If you don’t have chocolate for the top, the fudge is delicious on it’s own, but I highly recommend it for that extra chocolate peanut butter fantasy moment! You could also make these raw by making your own raw chocolate for the top, or switch up the chocolate topping by adding in seeds, goji berries or cacao nibs instead of salted peanuts.
They keep well in the fridge for at least a week too, so they’re a great make ahead snack for a party. Mine haven’t lasted more than a day though, so I’m about to make another batch for next week.
You’re going to love these peanut butter fudge bars! They’re –
- Loaded with peanut butter flavour
- No bake/easy to make
- Gluten free
- Absolutely delicious!
I’d love to know if you try these bars, friends! Feel free to rate this recipe, leave me a comment below, or take a snap and tag me on Instagram @bos.kitchen. I’m posting more recipes on Facebook too, if that’s more your thing you can find me here.
Happy May, friends! Sending you love and peanut butter xoxoxoxo
- 300g pitted medjool dates
- ½ cup plus 3 tbsp peanut butter
- 100g dark chocolate
- ½ cup salted peanuts
- Sea salt
- Blend pitted dates and half cup peanut butter to form a dough. It should stick together in a big ball. Line a loaf tin with two strips of greaseproof paper and flatten dough into the tin. Use the back of a big spoon dipped in a little water to help flatten it if it's sticky.
- Gently melt chocolate over a bain marie (put the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water). Once melted, pour over your fudge bar. Allow to cool for a few minutes before adding the remaining 3 tbsp of peanut butter to the chocolate. Sprinkle over salted peanuts and allow to set for at least 30 minutes.
- Slice into squares or bars and sprinkle with a little sea salt before serving, if desired. Keeps well for up to two weeks in the fridge.