Vegan Mofo 7: Peanut Butter & Jelly Chocolate Bars (or Bark)

Peanut Butter & Jelly Chocolate Bark An Unrefined Vegan

As much as I love how the salty creaminess of peanut butter whispers sweet nothings to the fruity innocence of jelly, it’s peanut butter and chocolate that really gets me hot and bothered.  PB & J is like the angel sitting demurely on my right shoulder; PB & chocolate is the oh-c’mon-you-know-you-want-to devil partying on my left.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups used to be my daily 3:00 pm fix.  I gave up vending machines and the lure of point-of-purchase candy displays years ago, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t break the law for a thick layer of peanut butter surrounded by deep, dark, melty chocolate.  Happily, the combination of chocolate and peanut butter has not been outlawed.  Yet.  Just in case, I’m quadrupling the recipe and storing the extra in my bug-out vehicle.

Again, from 29 Ways to Honor the Glory of Peanut Butter & Jelly… Number 7 on my list gets its inspiration from With Style and Grace’s recipe for Peanut Butter & Jelly Cups.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Chocolate Bars
Serves 8
Make your own decadent vegan chocolate bars (or bark) - swirled with peanut butter and dried fruit - with only four delicious ingredients.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
269 calories
30 g
0 g
18 g
4 g
10 g
61 g
6 g
24 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 269
Calories from Fat 156
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g
Saturated Fat 10g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 6mg
Total Carbohydrates 30g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 24g
Protein 4g
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. 2 cups vegan stevia-sweetened semi-sweet chocolate chips
  2. 1 tbsp. virgin coconut oil
  3. 1/2 cup dried, tart cherries, chopped
  4. ~1/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  1. Line a quarter-sheet baking pan with parchment paper - or use rectangular-shaped silicon molds.
  2. Slowly melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a double-boiler. Pour the chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet and drop peanut butter by the spoonful onto the chocolate. Use a knife to drag the peanut butter into and around the melted chocolate. Press the dried cherries into the chocolate and refrigerate the whole mess until firm. Remove bars from molds or if using a baking sheet, break into pieces.
  3. Store in the refrigerator.
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53 thoughts on “Vegan Mofo 7: Peanut Butter & Jelly Chocolate Bars (or Bark)

  1. Trish @infinebalance

    Seriously good idea. I’m making some and storing them in my freezer — where the kids can’t reach them. All for me.

  2. spabettie

    I’m with you – pb + chocolate is the End All BE All Great Thing. I love the dried fruit idea here – cannot wait to try these myself, a double batch of course.

  3. Susmitha - Veganosaurus

    Duuuude! I must remember to not visit your blog late at night like this! These PB & J deliciousnesses you’ve been making are pure torture! Haha

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  5. Cheerfully Vegan

    Oh, MAN!!! Now my stomach is grumbling and thinks it needs these! Good thing I’m already in bed with my tablet. They look amazing. I’ll bet raisins would work for ‘grape jelly,’ too. Mm, mm, mm.

  6. Cadry's Kitchen

    Oh, my gosh! I’m glad that PB & chocolate hasn’t been outlawed yet, but I think this recipe may need to be! Just reading about it made me salivate.

  7. Too Cheap for Pine Nuts

    I just mixed up a half-batch with extra salted almond butter. I’m so impatient to try them that I stuck them in the deep freeze.

  8. The Healthy Flavor

    Those look sooooo good! Peanut butter and chocolate and dried cherries, wow. I love dried cherries like a drug, so I bet these taste fabulous!

  9. biggsis

    Oh boy – I love it when it sounds awesome, is fast, easy and I have all the ingredients. I know, I’m pretty picky. Thanks!

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