Overhead view of Chocolate Bars sprinkled with sea salt in an aluminum baking pan lined with parchment paper

No-Bake SunButter & Chocolate Bars

Did you know that many schools across the country have banned peanuts? Though it’s not a standard practice across the board, peanuts are the number one banned food in schools. Keeping peanuts out of schools can help prevent students from cross contamination, accidental sharing of peanut-based foods between kids without peanut allergies and kids with peanut allergies, and overall can keep the school and its students from encountering life-threatening situations.

On a lighter note, if you, your children, or someone you know has peanut allergies and you want to make a special treat that’s safe and delicious, check out these No-Bake SunButter & Chocolate Bars. These are great for bringing to school and sharing with a class.

These bars are reminiscent of a Reese’s, without the peanut butter and with a little bit of crunch thanks to the use of gluten-free graham crackers. Instead of peanut butter, these treats use Creamy SunButter. SunButter is a great choice for re-creating peanut butter based foods for those with peanut allergies. If you couldn’t guess by the name, it’s made with sunflower seeds. SunButter comes in a variety of styles, such as Creamy, Natural Crunch, No Sugar Added, and even Chocolate SunButter! It’s also available in on-the-go pouches, perfect for packing in a school lunch.

Get more gluten-free SunButter recipes.

Stack of Chocolate Bars on a piece of beige parchment paper with chocolate chips in the background

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Overhead view of Chocolate Bars sprinkled with sea salt in an aluminum baking pan lined with parchment paper
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No-Bake SunButter & Chocolate Bars Recipe

Prep Time20 mins
Chill time2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 418kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons Creamy SunButter , divided
  • 1 cup gluten-free graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Line an 8x8-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Combine 1 cup SunButter with graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, melted butter, and salt; mix well. Press firmly and evenly into the prepared pan. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  • Melt the chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons SunButter over a pan of barely simmering water. Spread evenly over the base and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Using the parchment to help you lift the mixture from the pan, place on a cutting board and cut into bars.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
No-Bake SunButter & Chocolate Bars Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 418 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 166mg7%
Potassium 103mg3%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 255IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Bars Chocolate Graham Crackers Powdered Sugar SunButter Sunflower Seed Butter
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