PEANUT BUTTER BARS
Serves 14 Preparation 20 mins plus freezing time
1 cup raw almonds
1 cup raw peanuts
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 raw hazelnuts
1/2 cup dried fruit
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 coconut oil, melted
3 tbsps maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
6 tbsps coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
1 tbsp maple syrup
Place the almonds, peanuts, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, dried fruit and peanut butter into a high-speed blender or food processor and pulse for 10 - 30 seconds, until desired consistency is reached. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
Place the coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract in a small bowl and whisk until well combined.
Pour the wet mixture over the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon until all ingredients are fully coated.
Prepare a baking tray or glass dish with baking paper.
Scrape the mixture into the prepared tray and transfer to the freezer for 30 minutes or until firm.
To make the chocolate mixture, combine the coconut oil, cacao and maple syrup in a small bow and whisk until combined.
Return to the freezer for 20-30 minutes until the chocolate is hardened.
Take out the freezer and cut into desired portions.