Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Raw Peanut Butter Bars Two Ways

For the Crust:

1 cup almonds 
1 cup raisins or dates
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp maple syrup or agave

- Add everything to a food processor, and blend until fully broken down

- Pat into an 8x8 pan for a thick bar, or a 9x13 for a thinner bar

For the Filling:

2 cups soaked cashews
1 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup maple syrup or agave
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup almond, soy or coconut milk

- Add everything except milk to a food processor and blend until completely broken down

- Slowly pour in milk and continue to process until smooth

- Spread evenly onto crust

Variation 1 :Peanut Butter Chocolate

Raw Chocolate Ganache

3/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup agave

- Mix together until smooth

- Spread over peanut butter bars and refrigerate

Variation 2: PB & J   
   (Okay...not technically raw)

- Spread with favorite jelly or preserves

- Garnish with peanuts and refrigerate

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