Believe me you can never go wrong when pairing the chocolate and peanut butter together. If you are in love with both chocolate and peanut butter then give a try to these no bake chocolate peanut butter bars. It is no secret that many bakers love to bake with peanut butter but what about no baking with peanut butter. When you are living away from your home in college you do not have all the home kitchen facilities and equipment. The freedom of college is one we all await, free from parents and freedom form the rules of living at home. But this freedom also came along with one huge negative that you are also free from your mom's cooking and a fully stocked pantry.
Here on this website I have shared many recipes that whether your only appliance is a microwave or you are just crunched for for time healthy and as per your taste food can be available to you even in your dorm room. While the dining hall's meal are convenient and offer a lot of options but it is not necessary that if you are craving for something specific with a specific taste it is also available every time in dining hall. These dorm room no bake chocolate peanut bars recipe is one with your specific taste and in the comfort of your dorm room. These are so easy and quick to make. The smooth peanut butter swirls over these no bake chocolate peanut butter bars are a lot easier than what they look.
Line an 8x4 inch (20x10cm) of loaf pan with parchment or wax paper and keep aside. If you do not have loaf pan you can use any small container like 5.5 inches or 14 cm square container.
For preparing the dough, in a food processor add peanut butter, pitted Medjool dates and vanilla. Pulse the food processor until it forms a creamy mixture. (you can add more dates if you like a sweeter dessert).
Add the almond flour in this creamy mixture, run the food processor or chopper again until everything is well combined. Scrap the sides of the processor to evenly combine everything whenever needed in between. We need a thick dough that holds its shape.
Transfer the dough to the prepared pan, press it with the back of a spoon to flatten and smooth the top.
Refrigerate the dough for about 30 minutes.
Now prepare the chocolate coating.
Melt the chocolate in the microwave with 30 seconds intervals, stirring after each interval until chocolate is smooth.
Add the peanut butter in this melted chocolate and stir until well combined.
Take out the refrigerated dough and pour this chocolate coating over the peanut butter dough and smooth the top.
Slightly warm the peanut butter in microwave and place a few dollops of it on top of chocolate coating. Create swirl using a skewer or a small knife.
Refrigerate again for about 2 hours or until firm.
Unmold the the peanut butter bar and remove the wax paper.
In a glass of hot water place sharp knife to warm it before cutting the bars. Cut into squares of your choice.
Easy and delicious dorm room no bake chocolate peanut butter bars are ready to enjoy.
____________ Tips: If you feel the dough is not forming or too soft add more almond flour. Add more peanut butter if the dough is too crumbly. We need a firm thick dough for these bars that can hold its shape.