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2-ingredient peanut butter cookie bars // cait's plate

2-ingredient peanut butter cookie bars

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 bars 1x
  • Category: snack


these simple bars are great for an on-the-go snack option. budget-friendly and requiring just 2 ingredients – you’ll want to make them again and again!


  • 1 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup dates*


  1. Process the peanuts in the food processor until they look like coarse crumbs.
  2. Remove the peanuts from the food processor and place in a separate bowl.
  3. If soaking the dates in warm water, remove from the water and add to the food processor.
  4. Pulse until well broken up and no large chunks remain.
  5. Add the peanuts back to the food processor and process until well combined.
  6. Roll into one big ball and wrap in plastic wrap then press into an even square with your hands (about 1/2 inch thick)
  7. Open up plastic wrap, slice into 4 bars then wrap individually in plastic wrap for later use.


*My Cook’s Illustrated cookbook recommends soaking the dates in hot water (this is what I did for about 5 minutes) in order to help with their stickiness. You can also grease your food processor blade with canola oil to help with this.

** You can also choose to roll into small balls rather than bars!


  • Serving Size: 1 bar

Keywords: snack, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, quick, easy, grab and go

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