Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

By Megan Olson
April 22, 2016
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Author Notes: Made with four ingredients and sweetened with dates, these simple no bake bars are a vegan & gluten free healthy snack bar everyone loves!Megan Olson

Makes: 15

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups dates, pitted
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted peanuts
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place peanuts on a baking sheet and roast 8 minutes until fragrant.
  2. Meanwhile soak dates 10 minutes in warm water while peanuts are roasting and line an 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  3. In a food processor, add dates, peanuts and salt. Pulse several times to break up the ingredients.
  4. Add 1/4 of the chocolate chips to the mixture then process until a clumpy mixture forms.
  5. Transfer the mixture to the pan and press the mixture firmly into the pan filling all corners of the pan.
  6. Melt the remaining 3/4 of cup of chocolate chips in a glass bowl over boiling water. Pour melted chocolate over the bars and use a baking spatula to spread it into an even layer over the bars.
  7. Cover the bars and refrigerate 1-2 hours to set. Remove, cut into 15 bars and devour!

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