Spring is basically here.
The weather might not always cooperate with that sentiment, but I have bought myself tulips and am declaring that spring is officially here. I’ve already tried on all of my shorts, skirts, and sandals, and my mind is officially switched to “cold drinks on warm patio” territory.
Calgary, please cooperate with me here.
With the change of seasons, comes the change of what I like to make. Roasting vegetables, baking desserts and anything requiring a hot pan seems to feel a little too stuffy. I want something quick and easy so I can get back to enjoying the beautiful weather (fingers crossed more sunshine is on the horizon).
And that is why these no bake (vegan, but that’s just for the sake of buzz words) eat more bars are my favourite. They only have four ingredients, take less than ten minutes to prepare, and taste like the best peanut butter chocolate fudge you’ve ever gotten your hands on.
I discovered this recipe a couple years ago and wrote it in one of my many notebooks before uncovering it a couple months ago. I didn’t have all of the ingredients ready, so I played around with measurements and found the perfect consistency of chocolate, peanut butter, and the beautiful fudgy texture that comes from the dates. The result is a creamy, fudgy, chocolatey bar that tastes way unhealthier than it actually is.
And if this couldn’t be any easier, they keep beautifully in the fridge for up to two weeks (though they usually won’t last that long).
- 1 cup dates (12-13)
- ¼ cup + 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
- ¼ cup roasted peanuts
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor
- Blend until mixture forms into a ball
- Press into a pan and refridgerate for 2-4 hours
- Cut into bars
Give these vegan no-bake eat more bars a try and let me know what you think. They will fast be making an appearance at all of my summer BBQs this season!