No Bake PB Cup Bars

It’s been 4 months since my last food blog.  (Catholic confession intro style)

I love food.  Love taking pics of it.  Love writing about it.  Love sharing recipes with fellow food obsessed friends trying to enjoy our favorite things with minimal atherosclerotic effect.

However, blogging is very time consuming.  You have to photograph each step, break up fights between kids who want to help do everything and don’t quite understand taking turns, edit pics, actually keep track of measurements, (Ain’t nobody got time for dat) and then do the writing part.  I knocked blogging down about 23489567 slots on my priority list when we started building the house, but these were just too great not too share. Ok, and I kind of just wanted to wait to start blogging again until my new kitchen was finished so my pics would be fabulous and well-lit.

Peanut butter, chocolate, and healthy in the same sentence – yes, please!  The kids were v impressed.


Base Layer

  • 3 cups Gluten-Free Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup natural peanut or almond butter
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup

Peanut Butter Layer

Chocolate Frosting

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 scoops Chocolate Vegan Protein Powder
  • 2T non-dairy milk (add more if needed)


  1. Line 8×8 dish with parchment paper.
  2. Mix Base layer ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Press mixture firmly into dish.
  4. Mix Peanut Butter Layer ingredients.
  5. Spread evenly over Base Layer.
  6. Mix frosting ingredients.
  7. Spread evenly over Peanut Butter Layer.
  8. Refrigerate for an hour before serving, best if refrigerated overnight. extra self-control required.


As always, no calorie or macro count.  Life’s too short to eat by numbers.

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