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vegan peanut butter bars

Vegan Peanut Butter Bars

Crazy Vegan Kitchen
These vegan peanut butter bars are a delicious no bake dessert that is actually healthy! No grains and no refined sugar needed- it's gluten free and grain free!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 29 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Bars
Calories 253 kcal

Ingredients
  

For Base:

  • 1 1/4 cups Shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup Peanut Butter Smooth
  • 1/3 cup Peanuts
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa powder or cacao powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 4 tablespoons Agave Nectar or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Water

For Peanut Butter Filling

  • 3/4 cup Peanut Butter Smooth
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil Melted
  • 1/4 cup Agave Nectar
  • 1/8 tsp salt

For Topping:

  • 3 ounces Vegan chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon Instant Espresso optional
  • 1 tablespoon Agave Nectar or maple syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon Coconut Oil Melted

Instructions
 

  • Prepare a 6- inch pan with baking paper and set aside.
  • To prepare base, combine all ingredients in a food processor. Process until you get a mixture that is fine and sticky. If it is to dry, add a touch more Agave Nectar. If too wet, a more shredded coconut. Press mixture firmly into the base of your tin and set aside.
  • To prepare Peanut Butter Filling, combine all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring after each time. Continue this process until you get a smooth peanut butter mixture.
  • Pour mixture over base and spread out using a rubber spatula. Chill for 1 hour.
  • Prepare the chocolate topping by combining all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring after each time. Continue until you have a shiny and smooth chocolate mixture.
  • Pour over your set peanut butter filling, and use a rubber spatula to spread out.
  • Refrigerate for 4-6 hours, and then remove from the fridge and cut into squares.

Notes

You may use Maple Syrup or any other liquid sweetener in place of Agave Nectar.
TO STORE: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 2 weeks.
TO FREEZE: Place leftovers in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 253kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 7gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 187mgPotassium: 191mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11gCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
Keyword no bake peanut butter bars, vegan peanut butter bars
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