Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Snack Bars (gluten-free)

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Yields 9 bars

Ingredients

    Crust

  • 1 cup of sprouted rolled oats (gluten-free if needed not cooked)
  • 1 cup of pitted dates
  • 1/3 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter (or your nut butter of choice - GG is great too - code RACHL for free shipping on orders more than $20 and a free surprise!)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Vital Proteins Marine Collagen*
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Topping

  • 1/2 (4 ounces) cup melted  dark chocolate  (code rachLcoconutcups)
  • 5 teaspoons of creamy peanut butter
  • *you can omit if you prefer but it adds a great nutritional value*

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease 8x8 baking dish
  2. Add crust ingredients to food processor and pulse until well combined in a dough
  3. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes
  4. Spread melted chocolate evenly on top of the bars once baked
  5. Add 5 teaspoons of peanut butter across the bars and use the end of your spoon to swirl it all together
  6. Bake in oven for additional 10-15 minutes
  7. Leave in fridge for up to 7 days or freezer for longer

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