24
Feb

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BARS – the healthy alternative

Peanut Butter Bars - the healthy version

If you like Reese’s chocolate peanut butter cups as much as I do, then I have good news for you: here is a super quick and healthy alternative that tastes at least as good without the harmful ingredients.

Ingredients: 

for the peanut butter base:

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (I used rye vita crisp bread – 100 % rye)
  • 8 Tablespoons butter or organic coconut oil – melted (I used coconut oil)
  • 1 cup icing sugar (I used half organic coconut blossom sugar and half erythritol)
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons peanut butter (unsweetened, unsalted, either smooth or crunchy)

for the chocolate topping:

  • 1 cup organic, raw cacao paste
  • 1/4 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon natural vanilla powder or paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalaya or other healthy salt
  • 1 tablespoon organic, raw cacao butter (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon organic, raw cacao powder (optional)

Method:

  1. grind crackers in blender into fine crumbs
  2. In a bowl combine all ingredients for the base
  3. Spread into baking tin and place in fridge whilst you make the topping
  4. Combine all topping ingredients in a double boiler and melt on low heat (don’t let it get too hot, you should still be able to stick a finger into it without burning yourself)
  5. Pour over peanut butter base
  6. Leave in freezer (faster) or in fridge (slower) until set
  7. Cut into bars and store in a container in fridge or freezer.
  8. Enjoy!

 

 


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