Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Kitchen Confessions: Coconut Peanut Butter Bars



Coconut. Peanut butter. Chocolate. 

Need I say more? 

I'm not one to turn down a sweet treat, and most definitely not a sweet no-bake treat. These little squares of yummy are about to blow your mind.  


I found this yummy recipe a few weeks ago, when I was looking for an easy dairy-free dessert, and we cannot stop eating them. Literally the second I make a batch they are gone!

 The moment I saw coconut I was in love - its a serious addition people. But once I read these no-bake bars were also gluten-free, and refined sugar free I was all in. 

We've given them quite the test run - rumor is I might have eaten it as breakfast one day (hey, it's healthier than a donut). I even made a few batches at the beach. Listen, if I am going to bake (or no-bake) on vacation, you know it has got to be tasty. 

These Coconut Peanut Butter Bars are super easy to make and I promise you will be thanking me every sweet bite you take. 


Ingredients:
  • 1 cup of old fashioned oats (gluten-free)
  • 1 cup of unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup of almond meal
  • 3/4 cup of natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of vanilla 
For the topping: 
  • 1/4 cup of chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
** For the refined sugar free topping use:
  •  1/4 cup of unsweetened chocolate chips, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons of honey



Instructions:

For the bars: 

  1. In a small bowl mix coconut, almond meal, and oats. Set aside.
  2. In a large, microwave safe bowl gently melt peanut butter and honey together until smooth. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between. 
  3. Add vanilla and salt. 
  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix together. 
  5. Spread into an 8x8 pan. 

For the topping & putting it all together: 
  1. Melt the peanut butter and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between. Cook until chocolate is melted and smooth.
  2. Drizzle and spread the topping mixture over the bar mixture. 
  3. Set aside to cool until hard. (Place in refrigerator to cool faster.



Then it's time to serve and enjoy!

Make sure to store any leftovers in the refrigerator so that they don't "melt". 
I have yet to make it to this stage. 
#goals #willpower


Let me know how you like this yummy no bake treat!
Or do you have a favorite no bake recipe that I need to try - sharing is caring! 

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1 comment:

  1. YUM! I am making this for sure! Had to cut out gluten and dairy now too so these are perfect!!!

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