WORLD’S BEST NO-BAKE PEANUT BUTTER ENERGY BARS [VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE]
THIS RECIPE IS :
Dairy FreeKid-FriendlySoy FreeVeganWheat Free
1 cup roasted almonds (raw would work too)
1 and 1/2 cups gluten-free oats
12 fat juicy ones Medjool dates
1/2 heaped cup cranberries
1 heaped Tbsp chia seeds
1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp unsalted peanut butter (crunchy, preferably)
1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp agave nectar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (concentrated - use 1 tsp if not concentrated)
2 Tbsp water
Coarsely pulse the almonds. Add it to a large mixing bowl.
Now, in a food processor, add dates, oats, 2 Tbsp water, and process until dates are broken down.
Add cranberries and chia seeds to this mixture.
In a saucepan, add peanut butter, agave, vanilla extract, and salt-heat until they get a nice liquid consistency and pour over the mixture.
Mix until everything is well-combined. Transfer to a 8×8 baking tray lined with parchment paper, and press them real well. Even the surface out with the base of a flat cup.
Refrigerate for at least 5 hours-preferably overnight.
Cut and serve. Stays well for over a week in air-tight container (refrigerated).
Do not cut back on agave. If you think this is too sweet, you could cut dates down a bit, and keep agave the same :)