Salted Peanut Butter Cup Bars


They might be reminiscent of the popular cup-shaped treat, but these peanut butter bars – improved by better-for-you ingredients – are even tastier. Made with almond flour and plant-based dark chocolate, they’re naturally gluten-free and vegan friendly; and, coming together in just minutes, they’re incredibly easy to make. Bonus: you probably already have most of the ingredients in your pantry! Top them with a sprinkle of salt, and these family-friendly treats will be a hit for adults and kids alike.  Close Up of Salted Peanut Butter Cup Bars | Vitacost Blog

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Salted Peanut Butter Cup Bars

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 461 kcal
Author Margaret Chapman



  1. Line 8”x8” dish with parchment paper.
  2. In microwave-safe glass bowl, microwave peanut butter in 15 second increments until smooth and thinned out.
  3. In large mixing bowl, combine almond flour, maple syrup, salt and vanilla extract. Mix in melted peanut butter. Spread evenly into prepared dish.
  4. Combine coconut oil and dark chocolate; melt until smooth. Evenly spread over peanut butter. Lightly tap pan to flatten chocolate layer.
  5. Sprinkle over flaky salt. Refrigerate until fully set, about 30 minutes.
  6. Serve chilled.

Recipe Notes

  • To make a nut-free version, swap the peanut butter for sunflower seed butter and the almond flour for coconut flour.
  • Freeze leftovers for up to 3 months.


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Nutrition Facts
Salted Peanut Butter Cup Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 461 Calories from Fat 311
% Daily Value*
Fat 34.6g53%
Saturated Fat 9.2g46%
Carbohydrates 30.4g10%
Sugar 21.3g24%
Protein 15.7g31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.