I've accepted it as a fact of life. Peanut butter and chocolate will always charm the pants right off me.
So what if I've made a thousand-bo-billion-meeeee-my-mo-million peanut butter and chocolate desserts. It can't possibly grow old, n’est-ce pas? And, as luck would have it, these bars are just as magical as all the others. You might also love that they're both vegan and gluten-free.
I was going to do my best to wait until after Thanksgiving... but I just have to spill it.
Guess who's breaking out Hanson's Christmas album early this year. Sorry neighbors.
Peanut Butter Bars
vegan, gluten-free1 cup Earth Balance, room temperature
2 cups almond flour
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 1/4 cup peanut butter, divided
1 1/2 cups (v/gf) chocolate chips (I like Enjoy Life brand)
- Line a 7X11 baking dish with wax paper; Set aside. Combine butter, almond flour, powdered sugar, and one cup of peanut butter in the bowl of a stand mixer.
- Spread in the bottom of a prepared baking dish.
- Gently melt the remaining 1/4 cup peanut butter and chocolate chips in a sauce pan on low heat until the mixture is completely melted and smooth.
- Spread over the peanut butter mixture, and then place in the refrigerator to set for at least an hour before serving. Store covered in the fridge.
*If I could go back in time, I would add a sprinkle of fleur de sel on top of the chocolate layer. Do it on my behalf.