This recipe is easy, healthy, gluten-free, dairy-free, uncooked, and very yummy! Even the kids can make these squares. There are lots of options. Let us know how yours turn out.
½ cup maple syrup (or honey, or ¼ of each)
¼ cup coconut butter (room temperature so it is soft)
¼ cup cocoa powder (can use carob powder but cocoa tastes best)
1 tsp cinnamon
½ cup natural peanut butter (or almond butter but peanut butter tastes best)
1 cup quick oats (or 1 cup dried coconut to make it gluten-free – or even add some ground flax seeds)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup sesame seeds (or hemp hearts)
½ cup unsweetened coconut
½ cup walnuts or pecans (or pine nuts)
Mix all ingredients together.
Spread the batter into an 8 x 8” pan lined with paper or plastic and place in the refrigerator to harden.
When it is hard, remove from the pan. Cut into squares and store in the freezer.
Our family likes to eat these as a treat directly from the freezer. They taste amazing.
Have fun in the kitchen!
The Cleaning Lady