I'd like to introduce you to your new favorite vegan cookie! These fudgey-topped cookie bars are moist, healthy, delicious - and can double as a protein bar.
No life-story-in-the recipe here - we're skipping right to the good chocolately-chippy part!
Prep: 15 Mins
Freeze Time: 1 Hour
Total Time: 1.5 Hours (approx.)
Eat for: Quick protein snack, dessert, whenever your heart desires
Cookie Bar Layer
½ cup plus 3 tablespoons almond butter
¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Heaping ½ teaspoon sea salt
2½ cups almond flour
1 cup mini dark-chocolate chocolate chips
"Fudgey" Cacao Layer
10 pitted Medjool dates
1½ cups raw, unsalted walnuts
2 tablespoons cacao powder
¼ teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons water
Line a small baking pan with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, stir together the almond butter, coconut oil, syrup, vanilla, and salt Add the almond flour and stir to make a thick mixture. Fold in the dark mini chocolate chips and press the "dough" into the pan. Place in the freezer to firm up.
In a blender or food processor, pulse walnuts, cacao powder, and salt until chopped. Pulse in the dates and add 1-2 tablespoons water if needed (fudge will be thick). Blend until smooth and spread onto the cookie layer.
Freeze for 30 minutes - 1 hour to set and be easier to cut. Slice into bars or fun shapes and store in the fridge. To enjoy, let them thaw for 5-10 minutes at room temperature.
Woohoo! Enjoy this nourishing and delicious snack.
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