These Low Sodium Salted Peanut Butter Bars taste like an indulgent dessert but are totally sugar free, dairy free, gluten free and low carb! Made in partnership with Salt For Life.
Let’s talk about peanut butter and chocolate. Is there a better combo? I am not sure it’s possible! Maybe salted peanut butter and chocolate. That is where these Low Sodium Salted Peanut Butter Bars come in.
YEP. I said low sodium and salted peanut butter in the very same sentence.
First let’s address how in the world this is even possible. A few weeks ago, Salt For Life reached out to me to try their lower sodium natural salt product. I was immediately intrigued as not only does my Mom have high blood pressure and REALLY need to watch her salt intake but a good friend of ours has a very serious sodium sensitivity and had to recently overhaul his entire diet.
I know this impacts a lot of you because I get the emails, messages and comments all the time about salt / sodium in certain recipes and how to reduce the amount without losing flavor.
Salt For Life is legit and the answer. It’s NON-GMO, made from real ingredients and cooks like salt.
I tested it out in a bunch of savory recipes and partnered with Salt For Life to bring you these ridiculous Low Sodium Salted Peanut Butter Bars. Did I mention that these bars are also Low Carb, Sugar Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan? I know. There officially is too much of a good thing going on here!!
These are best chilled so I like to keep them stored in the fridge. The freezer works too but you need to let them sit out for a good 2 to 4 minutes before eating so you don’t hurt your teeth. I used Monkfruit sweetener to keep these sugar free and low carb but I tested with raw local honey as well so see below for substitutions!
Low Sodium Salted Peanut Butter Bars
These Low Sodium Salted Peanut Butter Bars taste like an indulgent dessert but are totally sugar free, dairy free, gluten free and low carb!
- 1 cup almond meal (or peanut flour)
- 1 T coconut flour
- pinch Salt For Life
- 3 T organic virgin coconut oil melted
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
PEANUT BUTTER LAYER:
- 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil melted
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 T monkfruit
- 2 T unsalted roasted peanuts crushed
In a bowl, combine 1 cup almond meal, 1 T coconut flour, pinch of Salt For Life, 3 T melted organic, virgin coconut oil and 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract until well mixed.
Line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper and use your fingers to gently press the crust into the dish until evenly distributed. Set aside in the refrigerator while you make the peanut butter layer.
PEANUT BUTTER LAYER:
Combine (1) 16-ounce jar of unsalted, unsweetened creamy peanut butter with 1/2 cup coconut flour, 1/2 cup monkfruit, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract and 1 teaspoon Salt For Life.
Use a spatula to spread PB layer over crust until even.
Sprinkle remaining 1/2 teaspoon Salt For Life over PB layer.
Melt 2 ounces baking chocolate with 2 teaspoons organic, virgin coconut oil. Stir until smooth and add 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract and 2 T monkfruit. Stir until combined.
Pour over PB layer and gently tilt from side to side until chocolate is completley covering PB layer.
Sprinkle crushed unsalted peanuts on top of warm chocolate. Place in the refrigerator (for at least 3 to 4 hours) to set (or the freezer for 1 hour). Cut into 16 squares, serve and Enjoy!
TIP: Store in a sealed container in the fridge or freezer. If stored in freezer, allow to sit at room temp for 2 to 4 minutes prior to eating to slightly soften.
- You can substitute Honey 1:1 for the Monkfruit.
DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored by Salt For Life. Salt For Life has compensated me for my time to develop this recipe. Thank you for supporting the brands that make EverydayMaven possible. All opinions are my own.