This layered chocolate bar recipe hits all the right notes with a cookie-like crust, gooey chocolate interior, and crunchy nuts on top.
These homemade bars are the perfect pick-me-up for that afternoon slump — skip the junk food and nibble on these salty-sweet, chocolatey, crunchy bars instead.
It looks like a fancy store-bought chocolate treat, but it’s actually pretty simple to make!
For the crust, all you have to do is blend almond flour, pecans, dates, sea salt, and coconut oil in a food processor to create the slightly sweet, cookie-like bottom layer.
For layer #2, blend almond butter, maple syrup, and Chocolate Plant-Based Vegan Shakeology for a creamy, chocolatey sweet hit and then top with crunchy pecan pieces and drizzled melted chocolate.
(Is anyone else’s mouth watering right now?!)
Salted Chocolate Maple Pecan Bars
- FOR CRUST:
- ½ cup almond flour
- ¼ cup raw pecans
- 2 Medjool dates, pitted
- 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin coconut oil
- ⅛ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
- FOR CHOCOLATE LAYER:
- ¼ cup all-natural almond butter
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp. water
- 1 scoop Chocolate Plant-Based Vegan Shakeology
- FOR TOPPING:
- 2 Tbsp. chopped raw pecans
- 1 Tbsp. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ¼ tsp. extra-virgin coconut oil, melted
To make crust, place almond flour, pecans, dates, oil, and salt in a food processor; process continuously until pecans are crushed into fine crumbs. Setaside.
Line an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Using clean hands (or a rubber spatula) press crust mixture into dish to form an even layer. Set aside.
To make chocolate layer, combine almond butter, maple syrup, water, and Shakeology in a medium bowl; mix well.
Press chocolate mixture on top of crust to form chocolate layer.
Gently press chopped pecans into chocolate layer.
Place chocolate chips in a small bowl; microwave on high for 20 seconds. Stir; microwave on high for an additional 20 seconds. Stir. Repeat until chocolate is evenly melted (about three times). Add oil; mix well.
Using a fork, drizzle chocolate over prepared pan. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 24 hours.
The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.
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