These gooey treats are the perfect way to fix a sweet tooth. Peanuts, chocolate and caramel are such an amazing combo which is why we've always LOVED snickers bars. But these healthier bars are honestly way tastier. Just a few simple ingredients and any chocoholic is good to go.
We eat peanut butter by the bucket load! But lucky for us it's packed full of nutrients! It's a great source of unsaturated fats which plays a really important role in your heart health. It does this by reducing the amount of bad LDL cholesterol in your blood and also protects you from type 2 diabetes. So we're fighting off chronic diseases with one spoon of peanut butter at a time! ;) Just make sure to buy 100% natural peanut butter or make your own with a food processor. Dates are such a great alternative sweetener. While they are high in sugar, they won't cause a big spike in your blood sugar. They're actually classified as a low GI food. And they're a great source of fibre, magnesium and potassium. These are important for things like gut health, fluid balance and nerve function.
- 150g peanut butter
- 2 TBSP honey/maple syrup
- 1.5 - 2 TBSP coconut flour
- 15 soft pitted Medjool dates
- 3 TBSP date water
- 1 TBSP coconut oil
- Handful salted peanuts
- 75g dark chocolate (85%)
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- Combine the peanut butter and honey in a mixing bowl.
- Next add the coconut flour. Depending on how liquid your peanut butter is, you might need more or less coconut flour so add it bit by bit. The base should be easy to handle and not too sticky.
- Place the dough on a small baking tray or brownie tin lined with parchment paper. Shape the dough into a rectangle that's roughly ½ inch thick.
- Put in the freezer while you make the caramel.
- Soak the dates in boiling water for 10 minutes.
- Drain the dates but keep some of the water aside.
- In a blender, blend the dates, date water and coconut oil until completely smooth.
- Spread the caramel onto the peanut butter base and evenly sprinkle the peanuts on top.
- Put it back in the freezer for 20 minutes.
- Remove from the freezer and cut in whatever size you'd like - we made 6 big bars.
- Melt the dark chocolate and coconut oil in a bowl over a pot of boiling water (bain-marie).
- Spoon the chocolate mixture over the bars.
- Place in the fridge to set for 20 minutes.
- Store in an airtight container and eat straight from the fridge!