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no bake sunbutter bars with chocolate

No Bake Chocolate Sunbutter Bars

Sunbutter, cookie crumbs, and a rich chocolate layer combine to create a rich and decadent treat. These no bake bars are sure to become a favorite!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, Nut free, vegan.
Keyword easy, no bake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 25
Calories 246 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke

Ingredients

For the sunbutter layer:

  • 2 cups cookie crumbs I used Enjoy Life Honey Vanilla Graham Crunchy Cookies
  • ½ cup vegan buttery spread
  • 1 ½ cups sunbutter
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar

For the chocolate layer:

Instructions

  1. Place the cookies or graham crackers in the food processor. To get 2 cups, I used one box of Enjoy Life Crunchy Cookies plus 4 extra cookies. Depending on if you use the same cookies, or different ones, or graham crackers, this amount may vary.

  2. Pulse until the cookies become fine crumbs.

  3. Pour the crumbs into a bowl. Melt the vegan buttery spread in the microwave and add it to the cookie crumbs.

  4. Add the sunbutter and powdered sugar and stir well.

  5. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper. Spread the sunbutter mixture out evenly in the pan, smoothing it with the back of a spoon.

  6. Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave on high for one minute. Stir, then microwave 15 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until smooth and melted.

  7. Add the sunbutter and vegan buttery spread to the chocolate chips and stir until smooth.

  8. Pour the chocolate mixture onto the sunbutter layer and smooth it out.

  9. Refrigerate the bars for at least 2 hours, or until firm.

  10. Slice the bars with a very sharp knife. You can slice them in the pan, or use the parchment to remove the whole block from the pan and slice them on a cutting board.

  11. These are very rich! I recommend slicing them small. Try 5 rows with 5 bars in each row.

Recipe Notes

Store these in the refrigerator - they should stay fresh for at least a week.

You could try freezing them. I think that would work, but I haven't tried it. If you freeze them, store in a ziploc freezer bag.

This makes a lot of bars, and they are rich! It's okay to cut this recipe in half if you prefer. If you do that, I recommend using an 8x4 inch loaf pan.

Nutrition Facts
No Bake Chocolate Sunbutter Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 246 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 78mg3%
Potassium 27mg1%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 203IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.