Recently I picked up the cutest candy bar molds, and have been planning all the sweets recipes! This is the perfect time of year to stock up on baking essentials. From now until Christmas, there are so many occasions that yield opportunity for creativity and delicious bakes. I have flours, sprinkles, various ingredients and pans en route. 🙂 I can’t get enough of making my favorites out of the ingredients I prefer. This recipe is perfect for anyone who: avoids dairy, gluten, refined sugars, or who lives a vegan lifestyle. Swap peanut butter with almond butter for a paleo option!
These chocolate peanut butter cookie bars (think twix bars with peanut butter instead of caramel, which I will totally do next, by the way 😉 ) are a dream! Their texture has a crunch which makes them extra satisfying, and their taste is much more natural and preferrable over a store bought candy bar. After you give up refined sugars and artificial flavors, processed sweets taste so manufactured that they are no longer gratifying.
ingredients in this homemade bar include:
natural peanut butter, almond flour, raw honey (or maple syrup for a vegan options), raw cocoa, coconut oil.
The ingredients in a peanut butter twix bar include
sugar, cocoa butter, skim milk, chocolate, milk fat, soy lecithin, artificial flavor, peanuts, wheat flour, folic acid, iron, palm oil, maltodextrin, partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil, cocoa powder processed with alaki, fully hydrogenated rapeseed and cottonseed oil, natural and artifical flavors, food starch modified, salt, baking soda, corn syrup, propyl gallate (to maintain freshness)
So, which would you prefer? 🙂 I warn you, if you get these chocolate molds, it becomes totally addicting to make your own bars! You can make your own protein bars, raw bars, cookie bars, and healthified candy bars! If you’d like to see any particular candy recipes made gluten and dairy free, let me know! Enjoy.