Don’t we all love a healthy treat that can beat our sugar cravings? Well, these healthy, gluten-free, homemade Reese’s peanut butter bars are exactly what you’re looking for to satisfy those cravings!
Not only are they healthy, but they’re also very easy to make! Sounds like the best choice for your next tea party, doesn’t it? I guarantee that your tray will be wiped out within a few minutes!
Healthy Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Bars
Middle Easterners are known to have a sweet tooth. We are fond of our sweet treats and it’s no secret that we have some of the most delicious recipes in the world.
In my household, the Iranian, Turkish, and Arab cultures have always played a big role in my kitchen. I like a mix of all three and aim to come up with alternatives to keep our sweet treats enough to satisfy the sugar cravings but healthy enough for a guilt free dessert!
What a Delicious Indulgent Bar!
Why are Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars Always a Good Idea?
Don’t get me wrong, recipes like Middle Eastern Baklava or cheesecake are great, however, they can be somewhat time-consuming and as a busy mom, we don’t get many free hours in our day!
To save time, what I like to do instead, is to create easier alternatives like Healthy 3 Ingredient No Bake Pistachio Baklava and 4 Ingredient Tahini Pistachio Date Bars. By doing so, these treats are made readily available to my family and me. Not only do they save me time, but they are also easy to make. Try them once and they will become your go-to recipes for sweets and dessert!
“How does it save money?” you may ask. Well, have you ever tried going to the supermarket when you’re hungry? What you’ll find is that we tend to gravitate towards high-carb foods, snacks, and sugary desserts.
Shopping hungry means buying more than what you need, paying more than what we had planned to, and adding much more sugar than necessary. I’m sure we can all relate that looking out for nutritional content tends to go out the window.
Making these snack bars at home avoids the temporary cravings at the supermarket. And more importantly, we are in control of what goes into making them. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they are incredibly healthy as well if consumed in moderation. A great source of nutrients – protein and fat!
These Bars Are Out of this World!
This homemade Reese’s peanut butter bars recipe is very versatile so you can play around with the ingredients however you like!
To make your homemade Reese’s peanut butter bars dairy-free, you can easily replace ghee with coconut oil and use dairy-free chocolate.
To make it gluten-free, substitute your traditional flour with any gluten-free flour like almond flour or oat flour.
If you are not a fan of maple syrup, you should not worry. You can use honey instead!
Pro Tips to Perfect your Peanut Butter Bars
For a smooth cut, dip your knife in hot water wipe it dry, and cut. This will help cut through the chocolate easily avoiding any cracks.
It is recommended that you use dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate or even white chocolate. Maybe go for a tasty dark chocolate, preferably organic, with a higher percentage of cacao; 75%, 85%, and over.
To take your homemade Reese’s peanut butter bars to the next level, you can sprinkle some crushed nuts on top. Since this is a peanut butter recipe, you can do crushed peanuts. Other perfect options are pecans, almonds or walnuts.
Make the Easiest Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars By following these steps!
Start by adding ghee to your almond flour.
Add maple syrup for that sweet taste!
Mix them all together until you achieve this consistency.
Press your mixture into a dish on a baking sheet.
To make the creamy filling, melt peanut butter with ghee.
Pour your beautiful mixture on top of the baked layer and freeze it for 20 minutes.
Melt chocolate of your choice with chocolate chips and ghee.
Pour melted chocolate over the peanut butter layer.
Sprinkle with any chopped nuts. Freeze for 10 minutes, cut up, and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Question
Your homemade Reese’s peanut butter bars leftovers can be stored for a week in the fridge and for 3 months in the freezer if kept in an airtight, freezer-friendly container.
You can use whichever type you prefer! The creamy peanut butter is obviously what gives it the smooth texture on the inside, but you can also work with the crunchy one too!
Of course, you can! Consider this recipe your customized treat. The only difference you might notice is the texture, but taste-wise, we’re good to go!
Gluten-free Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars
You must try this 3-layer, homemade Reese’s peanut butter bars recipe!
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For the bottom layer
- Almond flour
- Maple syrup
- Vanilla extract
- Peanut butter
For the peanut butter layer
- Peanut butter
Now for the chocolate layer
- Sugar-free chocolate or any chocolate of choice
- Chocolate chips of choice
Steps To Prep
First, start by adding maple syrup, ghee, and vanilla extract to your almond flour. Bake for 10 minutes on 200°c until golden.
For the filling, you are going to melt peanut butter with ghee. Then, pour it on top of the dough and freeze for 20 minutes.
Finally, melt sugar-free or any chocolate of choice with chocolate chips and ghee. Pour your melted chocolate on top of the baked layer.
For toppings, sprinkle with any crushed nuts. You can use almonds, peanuts, pecans, or walnuts. Freeze it again.
Cut up, serve, and bon appetit!
Some Other Sweets Recipes You Must Try
- Healthy 3 Ingredient No Bake Pistachio Baklava
- 4 Ingredient Tahini Pistachio Date Bars
- Date Baklava Cheesecake
- Classic Turkish Walnut Baklava
- Chocolate Orange Cardamom Pudding
- Persian Rice Pudding With Rose Water and Cardamom
- Honeycomb Bread – Khaliat al Nahl
Homemade Gluten-Free Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars
Peanut butter layer
Start by adding maple syrup, ghee, and vanilla extract to your almond flour.
Press the mixture into a baking pan on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes on 200°c until golden.
For the peanut butter layer, melt peanut butter with ghee.
Pour it on top of the baked layer and freeze for 20 minutes.
Melt sugar-free or any chocolate of your choice with chocolate chips and ghee.
Pour the melted chocolate on top of frozen peanut butter.
For toppings, sprinkle any crushed nuts and freeze the pan again.
Cut, serve, and enjoy!