No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites Redo

Vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free new and improved upon recipe for No-bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites from www.fernsandpeonies.com

You can't go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter. The original recipe for these yummy treats was delicious. You can find that blog post here. However, all recipes can be improved upon. And boy did I improve this one.

The only reason I am not calling these raw is that they contain peanut butter...which is ground roasted peanuts. So they technically are not raw. You will notice they are otherwise very similar to some of my other raw bite recipes—sweetened with dates instead of processed sugar.

The changes I made with this recipe makes them stick together better due to a few extra tablespoons of sustainably sourced coconut oil, a bit more peanut butter and a delicious cacao chocolate topping.

The cacao chocolate topping is the big difference with these and it is so easy to make. Simply take your melted coconut oil, cacao powder and pure maple syrup and whisk for 20 seconds. It forms liquid chocolate deliciousness that you just pour right over your second layer.

Vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free new and improved upon recipe for No-bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites from www.fernsandpeonies.com

After you have poured it over the second layer, just take the pan and move it around to allow the liquid chocolate to fully and evenly coat that peanut butter layer. Once you have done that, sprinkle the chopped peanuts over the top and you are done.

Vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free new and improved upon recipe for No-bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites from www.fernsandpeonies.com

Place the pan in the freezer and let it set for about 2 hours.

Vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free new and improved upon recipe for No-bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites from www.fernsandpeonies.com

Pull them out of the freezer and lift out of the pan from the parchment paper liner. Set on a cutting board and cut evenly into bite size pieces. We eat them right out of the freezer—no need to let them thaw.

So you see, everything can be improved upon. This new and revised peanut butter chocolate bites recipe is probably one of my best yet. They taste like a peanut butter cup but without the excessively sweet sugar flavor. I promise you, you are going to love these. They are simple to make and the whole family will love them. No one will ever know that they are vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free and made with dates. Enjoy!

Vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free new and improved upon recipe for No-bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites from www.fernsandpeonies.com

Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
First layer:
1 1/2 c. raw almonds
1 1/2 c. dates
1/4 c. cacao powder
2 tsp. vanilla extract
5 tbsp. sustainably sourced coconut oil, melted

Second layer:
1 c. raw almonds
1 c. dates
3/4 c. natural peanut butter, room temp to soften
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
2 tbsp. water

Chocolate topping:
1/4 c. sustainably sourced coconut oil, melted
1/4 c. cacao powder
1 tbsp. pure maple syrup

1/4 c. chopped peanuts

Directions:
First layer:
In your food processor, blend the almonds 10-15 seconds until they form a course meal. Add the rest of the ingredients, other than the coconut oil, and process another 10-15 seconds to combine. Add 5 tbsp. coconut oil and blend.

Pour into a lined small cake pan. Press lightly to mold an even layer. Set aside.

Second layer:
In your food processor, blend the almonds 10-15 seconds until they form a course meal. Add the rest of the ingredients, and process another 10-15 seconds to combine. Add the water and blend.
Pour out on top of your first layer. Press to mold a second even layer.

Chocolate topping:
In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, cacao powder and maple syrup to combine. Pour over the second layer and move the pan around to evenly spread it over the top.

Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.

Place in freezer for 2 hours to set. Store your bites in airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

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