A healthy, gluten free and vegan recipe for no bake magic bars that is full of nuts, coconut, cacao nibs and natural sweeteners.
Hello healthy, meet delicious. A deliciously healthy dessert that does not make you feel uber guilty about eating it when you’re done?! Sign me up!! Over a year ago I discovered the awesomeness of raw desserts. These desserts are made with natural sugars and are not heated above ~110 degrees, hence preserving all of the nutritional benefits found in the ingredients. Besides the fact that they are jam-packed full of feel-good nutrients, but they’re also super easy to prepare. Forget the messy cleanup of batters and icing splatters. You only need 1 piece of equipment–a food processor. If you don’t have one yet, you should check out this one here. It’s the one I use and it has been tested to the max and still keeps on a-processing.
So… about these magic bars. I consider them pretty magic since the crust is a fine mix of almond flour, maple syrup, and peanut butter. Yup, I’m on a nut butter kick this week (check out this PB&J Chia Seed Pudding recipe!), but I promise I will post something different next week. After the peanut butter layer comes the “caramel” glaze. This glaze is made from dates, a little more maple syrup and water. Easy enough, right! Sprinkle on a bit of coconut and cacao nibs (or chocolate chips if you’re feeling a little crazy), refrigerate and hide in the WAY far back of the fridge so no one else devours your guiltless treats before you do. Hope you enjoy!
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