Imagine a Peanut Butter cup turned into a chewy, gooey, cookie bar. A cookie bar that also happens to be vegan, gluten-free, and grain-free. If that makes you feel some type of way, you’ve come to the right place.
These peanut butter bars will change your life.
I used a bar of dark chocolate and chopped it into chunks, but you can of course use chocolate chips if you prefer! Make these. You won’t regret it.
As always, tag me in your photos @DADAEATS and #DADAEATS so I can see your lovely creations!
Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Bars (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free)
- 1 1/4 cup blanched almond flour
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup melted and cooled coconut oil
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 bar chocolate or 1/2 cup chocolate chips (plus more for pressing on top)
- 2 flax eggs (2 TBSP ground flaxseed mixed with 5 TBSP warm water, left to sit aside and thicken)
- 3 TBSP almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare flax egg by combining 2 TBSP ground flaxseed and 5 TBSP warm water. Set aside the mixture.
In a medium bowl, cream together peanut butter, melted and cooled coconut oil, vanilla extract, and coconut sugar.
In a separate bowl, whisk together almond flour and baking soda.
Add almond flour to peanut butter mixture and fold to combine. Add almond milk to help mix. Finally, add in the prepared flax eggs and stir to thoroughly combine.
Chop up your bar of chocolate and add to batter, reserving some chunks to press on top of bars. Alternatively, you can use chocolate chips and fold these into your batter.
Transfer batter to a lightly greased pan (with coconut oil). Gently press batter down so that it is evenly distributed and packed throughout the pan. Press more chocolate on top of bars.
Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Let cool for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.