Vegan MoFo 1: (Chocolate) Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars, For Two. Gluten-free. Mostly Raw.

Chocolate PB & Jelly Bars by An Unrefined Vegan

Let’s start out this MoFo thing with a super-simple recipe that lets the flavors of peanut butter and sweet fruit (the jelly stand-in) shine – along with their good friends, chocolate and cinnamon. These treats can be assembled in minutes, but they make an impressive-looking dessert.

The original recipe on Buzzfeed’s 29 Ways to Honor the Glory of Peanut Butter & Jelly comes from Framed Cooks, and is a classic baked bar, but I went with a mostly raw version to keep things light and simple.

Chocolate Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars
Serves 2
My first recipe for Vegan Mofo is a super simple one, but it's elegant enough to serve for dessert after a romantic dinner. Chocolate, peanut butter, strawberries, and a hint of mint.
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
369 calories
25 g
0 g
28 g
11 g
4 g
95 g
156 g
16 g
0 g
22 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 369
Calories from Fat 237
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 156mg
Total Carbohydrates 25g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 16g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1/4 cup raw peanuts
  2. 1/4 cup raw pecans
  3. 1/4 cup (about 5 large) dates, chopped
  4. 1 Tbsp. water
  5. 1 Tbsp. raw cacao powder
  6. 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  7. 2 Tbsp. smooth natural peanut butter
  8. 2 large strawberries, sliced
  9. 2 sprigs fresh mint, optional
  1. Place the peanuts and pecans in the bowl of a food processor and pulse a few times to break up the nuts. Add the chopped dates, water, cacao powder and cinnamon and pulse again to get a fairly smooth paste.
  2. I used English muffin rings (large cookie cutters would work) as molds. Divide the crust between the rings and pat down. Gently remove the rings. Top the crusts with peanut butter (about 1 tbsp. each), top with sliced strawberries and add the mint garnish, if using. This would be extra dee-lish-us with a drizzle of raw cacao sauce.
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Chocolate PB & Jelly Bars An Unrefined Vegan


Chocolate Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars An Unrefined Vegan

Chocolate PB & Jelly Bars An Unrefined Vegan

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47 thoughts on “Vegan MoFo 1: (Chocolate) Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars, For Two. Gluten-free. Mostly Raw.

  1. Brandi

    Love peanut butter and jelly! I love the pecans in it, they are my favorite nut. It’s very pretty with the strawberries on top too! Looks super easy to make. 🙂

  2. Richa

    ooh my favorite kind.. for 1 or for 2!
    these are too pretty not to whip up when i get time:) though i must confess i am one of those who has not been enticed by the peanut buttah. i will stick to almond or hazelnut:)

  3. tearoomdelights

    It may be simple but it astonishes me. I would never have dreamt of combining those ingredients in a dessert, but it looks and sounds fantastic. I really must give this a go.

  4. Bobbie {the vegan crew}

    This beats any PB&J I’ve ever seen! Adding cacao and cinnamon is new to me, but sounds very intriguing!

  5. Angela @ Canned Time

    Gorgeous. I’d love this for breakfast as well. I don’t know about ‘for two’ though…I might pollish one off all by myself! Love it.

  6. RansomCakes

    Annie, these look so good! I want to try them, with hazelnut butter 😀 Happy Vegan Month of Food to you – can’t wait to see all your posts!

  7. Brittany

    You started off with a BANG! This looks SO good. As I sit here eating my standard PB&J (which is still delicious) I wish I had this instead!

  8. dropscone

    This is such a great idea, I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen a raw crust shown as so accessible before! Totally going to make a version of this.

  9. Kylie - FotV

    This looks so dang pretty! I can’t wait to try it out. Maybe quadruple it and serve it at a dinner party so my friends think I’m fancy pants 🙂

  10. East Meets West Veg

    Looks yummy! I would like to incorporate more raw foods into my diet and want to start with some quicker and easier recipes. Thanks for posting!

  11. * Vegan Sparkles *

    And so healthy! These are gorgeous, Annie! What a gorgeous treat for afternoon tea with your bestie. 🙂

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