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Hello everybody! Ashley and I’ve been sharing methods to remain inventive or attempt new issues from house recently, and when she instructed me about this entire meals dessert (a more healthy model of a Snickers bar), I wanted the recipe. We’ve been doing what we will to stay healthy during quarantine, and that doesn’t exclude high quality treats! Give this fast and straightforward dessert a attempt, and tell us what you assume within the feedback! xo – Candace
I’m an everyday fan of the oatmeal chocolate chip cookie or a late evening mug cake, however these Peanut Butter Date Bars take the dessert recreation to a brand new degree. I’ve introduced these to birthday events and potluck dinners, and the suggestions is all the time the identical: I NEED MORE. Thus far since being in quarantine, we’ve solely made one batch as a result of they don’t final lengthy in my fridge (not due to shelf life – due to uncontrollable snack assaults), however since I wanted pictures to share with the recipe, I took one for the staff and made one other spherical.
There are some alternatives so as to add maple syrup, honey, or a sweetener of your alternative on this recipe, however I omitted any added sugar and simply let the dates add the sweetness. It was loads for me, however you possibly can experiment. This dessert has three layers – a base, caramel-like filling, and a chocolate topping. I’ve divided the substances and preparation steps out per layer, after which put the overall quantity wanted of every ingredient on the finish for your reference.
Right here’s what you’ll want:
For the bottom:
1/four cup melted coconut oil
three Tablespoons natural peanut butter
three Tablespoons maple syrup or honey (elective – I left it out, and mine had been nonetheless candy and scrumptious.)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt
Mix the coconut oil, peanut butter, maple syrup (when you select) and vanilla extract in a small bowl. You possibly can double boil this combination to make it easy and simpler to mix, then fold in flour and sea salt. If in case you have a meals processor or blender, I’d use it for this step. Unfold your combination evenly throughout the underside of a baking dish (I used an 8 x 8.), and pop it within the freezer.