This is an adaptation of the mocha crunch bars I made a few weeks back, which didn’t wow me because they included instant coffee.
These, though – these were sensational. Full of rich flavour and addictive, nutty goodness. They were better than any store-bought chocolate bar, and don’t have any refined sugars, chemicals or preservatives. There’s no baking required, either – just heat, mix and spread in a pan. Don’t you love easy recipes like that?
To make these fully raw, I could melt the coconut oil and nut butter in a double-boiler, or even warm them in the dehydrator, as it doesn’t take much heat for the coconut oil to melt.
What else could I add to this recipe? Maybe dried coconut?
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Peanut Butter Crunch Bars
Adapted from All Day Long I Dream About Food
1 ¼ cups mixed nuts
¼ cup ground flax seed
¼ cup raw cacao powder
2 tbsp coconut sugar
¼ cup peanut butter (or any nut butter)
¼ cup coconut oil
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp raw honey (optional)
In a food processor, grind nuts and seeds until fine. Mix in a large bowl with flax seed, cocoa powder and coconut sugar.
In a small saucepan over low heat, melt coconut oil and peanut butter together, stirring until combined and smooth. Off heat, add vanilla and raw honey, if using.
Pour coconut oil mixture into the nuts and seeds and stir until it comes together. Press into an ungreased loaf pan and chill in refrigerator until set. Cut into 8 bars.