Recently I set out to make a grain free/no bake rendition of the baked peanut butter granola bars I make on a regular basis for J to take to work. These can be made all raw by using raw peanut butter or you have the option of using roasted peanut butter if that's more easily available to you. I used cacao nibs in mine but you can use mini dark chocolate chips instead.
Oh and they're great dipped in dark raw chocolate for an extra special treat!
The bars are chewy but the buckwheat and cacao nibs gives them the perfect crunch! And remember, buckwheat is NOT wheat, its a seed and its gluten free.
No Bake Peanut Butter Crunch Bars
Raw - Vegan - Grain Free
Can't do nuts? Not to fear, try them with sunflower seed butter!
1/3 cup raw or roasted peanut butter
1/3 cup coconut nectar or raw honey
3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup dehydrated buckwheat
1/2 cup mixed seeds (pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, hemp)
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
3 tablespoons goji berries
2 tablespoons cacao nibs
1/8 teaspoon salt
Grease a 7x7" or 8x8" pan with a bit of macadamia oil or line it with parchment paper.
Combine all dry ingredients together in a bowl. Set aside.
In a small pot, combine the peanut butter, coconut nectar, coconut oil, and vanilla. Warm on the stove on very low heat and stir together.
Pour the liquid mixture over the dry ingredients and stir together until well mixed.
Press into the bottom of the pan and chill for at least 4 hours before slicing. Store in the fridge.
Speaking of buckwheat, be sure to check out my easy raw buckwheat cracker recipe!
For more buckwheat recipes, try out these:
- Buckwheat pizza crust
- Crunchy buckwheat and seed crackers
- Chewy oatmeal crunch bars