chocolate covered creamy peanut butter cup bars - Cooking With Nadine

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

chocolate covered creamy peanut butter cup bars

A sweet "cookie dough" base, layered with creamy peanut butter, and covered entirely in dark chocolate. SO easy to make, calls for only 7 pantry staple ingredients, and requires zero baking. Packed full of healthy ingredients, are 100% vegan, and so delicious!



INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup raw cashews or walnuts
  • 8 medjool dates
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups salted creamy peanut butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 12 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • roasted peanuts, chopped, for topping (optional)


INSTRUCTIONS
1. Line an 8x8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper.
2. To make the crust. In a food processor, combine the walnuts, dates, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pulse until finely ground. Press the mixture into the prepared pan.
3. In a medium bowl, mix together the peanut butter, 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup (according to your taste), and remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix until smooth. Spread the mixture over the crust. Transfer to the freezer and freeze until firm, at least 1 hour.
For full instructions : www.halfbakedharvest.com

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