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Chocolate Peanut Butter Magic Bars

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 bars
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american

Description

A truly MAGICAL gooey nutty chocolate treat – chocolate cookie crust, peanut butter on top, lots of chocolate chips, and NO sweetened condensed milk!


Ingredients

Crust (see notes for grain/sugar free options)

  • 2/3 cup (80g) oat flour
  • 1/3 cup (35g) cacao powder
  • 1/3 cup (90g) peanut butter (or any nut/seed butter)
  • 1/4 cup (90g) maple syrup
  • 3-4 tbsp water

Peanut Butter Layer

  • 3 large bananas (325g)
  • 1/4 cup (65g) peanut butter (can sub powdered peanut butter 25g)
  • 1/2 cup (60g) chopped peanuts
  • 3/4 cup (120g) chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. For the crust, combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix. If it’s too dry/crumbly (depends on how thick/runny your nut butter is) add water slowly until you have a sticky dough.
  3. Press into a glass baking dish or loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Set aside.
  4. In a blender, combine the bananas and peanut butter (or powdered peanut butter). Blend until smooth.
  5. Pour on top of the crust.
  6. Sprinkle the chocolate chips and chopped peanuts on top. Press them in until fully submerged.
  7. Bake for approximately 40 minutes at 350F.
  8. Remove from the oven and cool, then refrigerate overnight.
  9. The following day, slice into squares and enjoy! Keep leftovers in the fridge.

Notes

For a grain-free crust: Mix together 1 1/4 cup almond flour (150g) + 1/4 cup cacao powder (25g) + 2-3 tbsp maple syrup For a date-sweetened crust: Combine in a blender of food processor 1 1/2 cup peanuts (180g) + 8 pitted medjool dates (150g) + 1/4 cup cacao powder (25g)

Keywords: dessert, chocolate, easy, vegan, gluten-free, peanut butter