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PEANUT BUTTER AND CHOCOLATE VEGAN SNACK BARS

Makes: 16 squares

Takes: 35 minutes (+ chilling time)

Perfect for: a healthier treat if that sweet tooth is calling.

INGREDIENTS:

Bars:

Topping:

 

DIRECTIONS:

- Start by toasting the nuts - the quickest and easiest way to do this is in a dry frying pan over a gentle heat.  Toss or stir for a few minutes until golden and toasted. Set aside to cool

- For the bars melt together the two bars of chocolate and the coconut oil.  You can do this in a microwave or over a bain-marie.  This is just a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water.

- When melted stir in the peanut butter until melted and smooth

- Tip the quinoa puffs into a large bowl, roughly chop the pecans (or just crush in your hands if they're cool enough) and add to the bowl

- Stir in the chocolate mixture and mix very well, making sure all the quinoa puffs are coated

- Line a square 9 x 9 inch (23 x 23 cm) tin with cling film, covering the base and sides then spoon in the quinoa mix.  Push out to the corners, flattening the top as you go

- Put in the fridge while you make the topping

- Again, melt together the chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave or over a bain-marie then stir in the peanut butter and maple syrup until melted and smooth

- Pour and spread over the bars then return to the fridge to set completely (around an hour, maybe less)

- Remove the whole thing from the tin, peel off the cling film and set onto a large chopping board

- I used a large hot knife to cut into squares

- Store in the fridge

 

NOTES:

You could vary the nuts - toasted ones just SO compliment the toasted flavour that comes from the chocolate.  You can also add any dried fruits to the mixture for a pop of sweetness and chew!