Peanut Butter & Pretzel Bars

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Total time: 20 Minutes

Servings: 16 bars

Everyone loves homemade bars, and this one has nutritious dates, red lentils, and peanut butter. If you have any broken pretzels at the bottom of the bag, this recipe is for you!

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    1 1/2 cups (375 mL) pitted Medjool dates

    1/2 cup (125 mL) peanut butter

    1/2 cup (125 mL) cooked split red lentils

    2 Tbsp (30 mL) unsweetened cocoa powder

    1 Tbsp (15 mL) liquid honey

    1 1/2 cups (375 mL) chopped or broken unsalted pretzels, plus more for garnish


  1. Grease an 8-inch (20 cm) square pan and line it with parchment paper, with the sides overhanging.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, add dates and peanut butter. Process for 15 seconds, until the mixture is smooth. If not smooth, add 1 Tbsp (15 mL) of water.
  3. Add lentils, cocoa powder, and honey and process until smooth.
  4. Add pretzels and process until no large chunks remain.
  5. Scrape mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the top until even. If you prefer, press whole pretzels into the surface for garnish.
  6. Chill, uncovered for at least 1 hour, then cut into bars.

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 200
  • Total Fat 5 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Carbohydrates 35 g
  • Dietary Fibre 2 g
  • Sugar 13 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Sodium 85 mg
  • Potassium 172 mg
  • Folate 54 mcg