no bake (vegan) peanut butter cup bars …

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – peanut butter + chocolate = amazeballs. The best flavour combination!

This recipe is from The Detoxinista. These bars take no time at all to make and require absolutely no baking. Bonus.

Ingredients
Chocolate Crust:
3/4 cup ground almond meal
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
Pinch of sea salt

Peanut Butter Filling:
1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
Pinch of sea salt

Chocolate Topping:
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Method
1) Line a standard loaf pan with parchment paper and set it aside.
2) In a medium bowl, stir together all of the chocolate crust ingredients until a moist dough is formed.

3) Press the dough evenly into the bottom of the lined loaf pan, and place it in the freezer to set.

4) To prepare the filling, you can use the same bowl to stir together the peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil and salt.

5) Remove the crust from the freezer and pour the peanut butter filling over the top, using a spatula to spread it out evenly.

5) Return the pan to the freezer to set.
6) Rinse the mixing bowl, and use it again, if you like, to make the final layer.
7) Combine the cocoa powder, melted coconut oil, and maple syrup, whisking well to break up any clumps.

8) Once the mixture has become a smooth chocolate sauce, pour it over the peanut butter layer, and return the pan to the freezer to set until firm, about an hour or two.

9) Once the bars are firm, grab the edges of parchment paper to easily lift the solid bar from the pan, and use a sharp knife to slice the bars into your desired size.

OMG. These bars are to die for. Seriously. You will not be able to stop at one. One of the best sweet treats you could possibly have. Heavenly.

Store them in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to two weeks, or in the freezer for up to a month.

If you don’t like peanut butter, you can use almond butter, cashew butter or even sunflower butter for a nut free filling.

“These are delicious! What are they?”
“Double chocolate chip with peanut butter filling.”
“They’re the second best thing I’ve ever tasted.”
I laughed. “You said the same thing at dinner.”
“I recently readjusted the ranking.”
~ Colleen Houck, Tiger’s Quest

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One response to “no bake (vegan) peanut butter cup bars …

  1. These are perfection!! Great post – lots of vegan love your way!
    xo Sarah

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