EASY to make- no baking required sweet & salty bars!! A must try recipe!
Nice clean ingredients and the perfect sweet treat or snack!!
for the bottom layer:
2 cups pretzels plus extra for topping
1 cup chopped pecans
7 dates pitted
2 tablespoons almond butter or nut butter of choice
¼ cup sugar free maple syrup
⅛ teaspoon salt
for the chocolate layer:
300 Lily's chocolate chips
½ teaspoon coconut oil
Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper, leaving a 1" overhang for easy removal, then spray the sides of the dish with nonstick spray; set aside.
Place the pretzels and pecans in your food processor and pulse for 10-15 seconds. Then, add the dates, almond butter, maple syrup, and salt and pulse until everything comes together, about 30 seconds. The mixture should stick together when you pinch it with your fingers.
Scoop the mixture out of your food processor and into the prepared baking dish, using your hands or a rubber spatula to press it down. Place the dish in the freezer for 10 minutes.
Next, add the chocolate chips and coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 60-90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds until the chocolate is smooth.
Pour the chocolate over the bars, then sprinkle with crushed pretzels (optional). Place the bars in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes until the chocolate hardens.
Pull on the parchment paper to remove the bars, then slice them into 16 bars. Enjoy!
Recipe inspiration from thealmondeater.com