Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

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Shhhhhh. Don’t tell anyone but I’ve found a way to make vegan bars that taste just like store-bought peanut butter cups. (Tell everyone).

These particular chocolate-peanut bars are great post-workout or mid-afternoon when you’re craving a little chocolatey somethin’ somethin’. This recipe has coconut oil which contains rapidly metabolized MCT (medium chain triglyceride) oil, which provides rapid energy, cocoa which contains magnesium, a mineral that relaxes your heart and peanuts that provide protein and healthy fats.

HALLO!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Ingredients:

Base:

  • 3/4 cup almond meal
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • Pinch of sea salt

Peanut butter filling:

  • 1/2 cup 100% natural peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. sea salt (adjust depending upon whether or not you are using salted peanut butter)

Chocolate topping:

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp. honey

Instructions:

  1. Place a sheet of parchment paper in a loaf pan.
  2. In a food processor or large bowl, mix all ingredients for the crust and firmly press into the pan. Place in freezer to harden.
  3. For the filling, mix all ingredients in a large bowl (or food processor) and spread over the crust. Place back in the freezer to set.
  4. For the chocolate topping, combine all ingredients and carefully spread atop the filling (use a spatula).
  5. Return to the freezer for a couple of hours until all layers have properly hardened.
  6. Remove by grabbing onto parchment paper.
  7. Cut into slices and enjoy.

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