Peanut Butter Squares (Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Raw, Sweet Tooth | 0 comments

Peanut Butter Squares (Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free)
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Ingredients
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup raw cashews
1/2 cup homemade peanut butter
4 tablespoons raw agave
Chocolate
1/3 cup raw cacao
4 tbsp. virgin coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoons raw agave, maple syrup or honey

Directions:
1. Process the oats and cashews in a food processor until they resemble a fine meal.
2. Then add in the peanut butter and agave. Process until the mixture forms a sticky swirling ball.
3. Press the batter into an 8×8 square pan.
4. Place the pan in the freezer for 10 minutes. Mix the raw cacao, coconut oil, and agave in a cup to make the chocolate.
5. Spread the chocolate onto the peanut butter batter.
6. Freeze the squares an additional 10 minutes before slicing into squares.

Let’s Talk Nutrition:
Peanut Butter:
• High in Vitamin E
• Source of protein and manganese
• Contains some anti-oxidants

Cocoa:
• Decreases blood pressure and improves blood vessel health
• Reduces risk of diabetes
• Stabilizes blood sugar
• Antioxidant that helps to protect the skin

 

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