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Peanut butter and chocolate chip perfect bars on a piece of parchment paper with a knife and a glob of peanut butter.
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Peanut Butter Perfect Bars

Peanut Butter Perfect Bars are creamy, peanutty, sweet, and delicious. Perfect bars are packed with protein and are my favorite afternoon or pre-workout snack.
Cook Time5 mins
Chilling Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: copycat perfect bar, peanut butter perfect bar, peanut butter protein bar, perfect bar recipe
Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 294kcal
Cost: $6.13 ($.50 each)

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer or a large bowl with a hand mixer, combine all of the ingredients.
  • Once well combined, scrape down the sides of the bowl and make sure it is well mixed. It will get very fluffy and creamy, like a whipped peanut butter.
  • Spread your perfect bar batter into a silicone mini loaf pan, silicone muffin tray, or a large baking dish and press flat with a piece of wax paper.
    A red silicone loaf baking sheet being filled with peanut butter perfect bars and a mixing bowl with a red spatula and a measuring cup in it.
  • Place covered in the freezer for 30 minutes. Remove from the pan and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or my favorite, the freezer! (If you use a large baking dish, slice into bars and then place in an airtight container.)
    Two red silicon baking mats - one filled with rectangular peanut butter perfect bars and one filled with mini-muffin sized peanut butter perfect bars and peanut butter and chocolate chip perfect bars.

Notes

Optional Add-Ins are:
1/4 cup of mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup regular chocolate chips
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 cup of shredded coconut
Tips
  • Make sure to use REFINED coconut oil - unrefined coconut oil has a very strong coconutty taste.
  • Store your perfect bars in the freezer - they are great frozen, but if you take them to school or work they will defrost throughout the day and will be perfect for eating.
  • Try to use a well-mixed peanut butter. If you have to use an oily peanut butter, stir your peanut butter very, very well before making your bars.
  • If your batter seems dry, add another 1/2 tablespoon of melted refined coconut oil.
  • If you have a peanut allergy, you can use sunflower seed butter or almond butter.
Storage
Store in the refrigerator or freezer. We like to freeze them in reusable sandwich bags. They should keep for up to 6 months, but I doubt they will last that long.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar (1/4 cup) | Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 397mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 1mg