Well hello there.
Talk about a heavenly stack.
Monday done right!
(aka filled with ooozing caramel)
Would you believe me if I told y’all these are paleo, vegan, and only 6-ingredients?
That’s right folks!
and you thought they couldn’t get any better…
My schedule right now is pretty darn packed.
Teaching ever morning, working all day, and studying for the GMAT at night.
Woohoo crazy town!
I do this to myself though…wouldn’t change a thing!
But running around like a crazy busy bee necessitates two things: easy recipes and sweet treats!
Six ingredients and no baking required. Holla.
Peanut Butter. Caramel. Coconut. Chocolate. Double holla.
So you ready to make ’em? Alright let’s do this.
First say hello to the star of the show: Emmy’s Organics Coconut Cookies!
See them in the back there? Yummm.
A mix of the peanut butter and chocolate flavors creates the perfect base for these bars.
Just crumble them up and press into a lined pan.
Next up is the caramel layer.
Guys I was straight up spooning this. It’s soooo freaking delish!
Peanut butter, dates, and almond milk.
Blend into creamy heavenly goodness.
Georgia Grinders peanut butter is my all-time fav, but feel free to use your go-to natural nut butter!
Also – SOAK YOUR DATES. Creamy caramel is only achieved through soft dates.
Now it’s time to assemble!
First, spoon the creamy caramel over the Emmy’s base.
Then sprinkle on a generous handful of peanuts.
Press these slightly into the caramel so they are anchored down.
And the final touch?
I am thiiissss close to licking the screen.
Just drizzle it all over, smooth it out, and top with some sea salt.
Into the freezer they go!
Pro Tip: After they have chilled for 5 minutes, remove and “score” the chocolate with a knife. This will allow for easier bar-slicing!
Remove from the freezer and pull out of the pan.
Check out those layers!
Carefully slice the bars.
Use a sharp knife heated under hot water to help!
There ya have it folks.
Delish dessert for the week!
Or day…let’s be real…these won’t last long!
What sweet treat should I make next?
Leave a comment and let me know!
Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Coconut Bars
- 12 Emmy’s Organics Cookies *I used peanut butter and chocolate
- 1 cup dates *soaked in hot water
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 2 tbsp almond milk
- 1/3 cup roasted peanuts
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Crumble the cookies and press into a lined loaf pan.
- Blend the soaked dates, peanut butter, and almond milk until smooth and creamy.
- Spread the caramel over the base.
- Sprinkle the peanuts on top, pressing into the caramel.
- Melt the chocolate chips and pour over the peanuts.
- Sprinkle on some sea salt to finish, then stick in the freezer to set.