Easy Peanut Butter Bars

Easy Peanut Butter Bars

These easy peanut butter bars are vegan, gluten-free and seriously delicious! A lot of you have sent me private message that I should do a blog post about this CRAZY YUM recipe, so here it is.

Firstly, I want to give credit for the recipe inspiration: healthy vegan dessert. I changed the recipe slightly to make the base less crumbly.

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Two things happen when you do this: one, you won’t need to bounce around constantly looking for more appliances to add to your collection; and two, you will make good use of what you already have !!

Here is the Easy Peanut Butter Bars recipe. If you are not a peanut butter fan you can use almond butter instead and it will be equally delicious!!

Easy Peanut Butter Bars

Recipe by AdelinaCourse: DessertDifficulty: Easy

These Easy Peanut Butter Bars are vegan, gluten-free, and YUMMY !

Ingredients

  • Base:
    1 cup gluten-free oat flour
    1/2 cup peanut butter
    3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • Cream filling:
    1 cup raw cashews, soaked for 4-6 hours
    1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk (canned)
    4 Tbsp coconut butter/oil, melted
    3 Tbsp maple syrup
    1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Salted caramel:
    3/4 cup full fat coconut milk
    1/2 cup peanut butter
    3 Tbsp maple syrup
    pinch of salt
    3/4 cup peanut halves (unsalted)
  • Chocolate ganache:
    7oz (200g) 70% cacao vegan dark chocolate 
    1/2 cup coconut milk

Directions

  • Line a 8” (20cm) round cake tin on the bottom and sides.
  • For the base, place the oats into a food processor/blender and pulse until floury. Add in the peanut butter and maple syrup and blend until a sticky dough. Spread out the dough into the cake tin, then place in the freezer.
  • Place all cream filling ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture over the base, then put in freezer for 30 minutes.
  • For the caramel, place the coconut milk in a small pot over medium heat. Add in the peanut butter, coconut sugar and salt and stir together. Bring to a boil, let simmer for 30 seconds, stirring continuously, then take off the heat.
  • Sprinkle half of the peanut halves over the cream layer, then pour the caramel on top and sprinkle the remaining peanuts on top. Place back into the freezer.
  • Melt chocolate and add in the coconut milk and stir continuously until shiny. Pour the chocolate ganache over the caramel layer and place back in the freezer to set for 4-6 hours (or overnight)*.

Notes

  • You can also place these bars in the fridge once you are done with all the layers and it’s tastes much creamier than if you freeze it. However, freezing it is a good idea in the summer! So try it both ways and let me know which you like best!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have !! Have you tried my matcha drink recipe – it’s the perfect companion to these bars and you can make it an iced matcha!

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Sophie Dear

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