You’ll love the chewy, crunchy texture and sweet and salty flavour of these no-bake peanut butter bars. This recipe is vegan and requires just 4 simple ingredients to make. You can enjoy these as a snack anytime, a healthy dessert or fuel on-the-go when you need it.

Sweet and Salty No-Bake Vegan Pretzel Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

You only need 4 ingredients to make these bars: medjool dates, raw almonds, peanut butter and pretzels! Sweet and salty, my favourite combo, these bars are packed with energy and ready to fuel a busy day of adventures.

Plus, the crunchy texture from the pretzels is just awesome combined with the chewy dates. You’ll be dreaming of snack time all day long. I have been, anyways.

Use Dates, peanut butter, almonds and pretzels to make the bars.
Preparing the Peanut Butter Pretzel Bar Dough in the Food Processor - Running on Real Food
Make the Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars Dough in a Food Processor
How to Make Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Bars - Running on Real Food
Easy No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars Recipe - Running on Real Food
Vegan No-Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars - Running on Real Food

To make these bars just process the almonds in a food processor, then add in the dates and peanut butter to form a dough. Crush your pretzels into small pieces, mix those in, press into a lined baking pan and you. are. done.

The result? A super tasty, homemade alternative to store-bought energy bars that make a delicious snack, healthy dessert or perfect treat anytime you feel like it!

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Sweet and Salty No-Bake Vegan Pretzel Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

Sweet n’ Salty No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 10 bars 1x
  • Category: Snack, Dessert
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: Amercian
  • Diet: Vegan

You only need 4 simple ingredients to make these sweet, salty, crunchy and chewy peanut butter energy bars! There is no baking required, they’re vegan and they can be gluten-free if you use gluten-free pretzels.




  1. Place the almonds in a food processor and mix until they’re broken down into very small pieces, almost into a flour.
  2. Add the dates and peanut butter and mix until it forms a thick dough.
  3. Crush the pretzels and then add them in, pulsing just enough to mix them through. Or you can just stir them through with a spoon or your hands.
  4. Line a small square baking pan with saran-wrap or parchment paper then press the dough firmly into the pan taking a few moments to flatten it and firmly press it into all corners.
  5. Place in the freezer for 2 hours or fridge for 4 hours to set.
  6. Once they’re ready, lift out of the pan, cut into bars and enjoy! Store in the fridge or freezer in a sealed container.


The medjool dates I used were very fresh and soft. If your dates are dry, you’ll need to soak them first to soften. Simply place in a bowl of hot water for 15 minutes then drain well before use.

Keywords: no-bake peanut butter bars, sweet and salty bars, no-bake energy bars