Vegan Cookie Dough Bars (No-Bake) Recipe
By Earth of Maria
🔪Prep Time: 20 mins
👩🍳Cook Time: 0 mins
2 1/3 cup pitted medjool dates, tightly packed
2 1/2 cups gluten-free oats
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
6 tbsp smooth peanut butter
5 oz dark chocolate
1 tbsp coconut oil
1Soak the dates in warm water for 10 minutes. Drain them afterwards.
2Add the gluten-free oats, maple syrup, 2/3 cup of the dates, vanilla extract, and 1/4 cup peanut butter to a blender or food processor. Blend until thoroughly mixed together.
3Transfer the cookie dough to a rectangular pan lined with parchment paper. Press it down into an even layer.
4Make the date caramel by adding the rest of the dates and peanut butter to the blender/food processor and blend until smooth. Then, add the date caramel on top of the cookie dough and smooth out using a spatula. Leave to set in the freezer for 30 minutes.
5Make the chocolate glaze. Add the dark chocolate and melted coconut oil to a heatproof bowl and place it over a saucepan with water simmering over a low heat. Make sure that the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the water and leave it until the chocolate melts, stirring using a spatula if necessary.
6Pour the chocolate glaze over the caramel layer and leave to set in the fridge for 30 minutes more. Remove from the pan, serve and enjoy!
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I’ve never been good at introductions because when they’re needed, I seem to forget every single interesting thing about myself. But I guess we’ll start with the basics. My name is Maria, and I am a twenty year old student from England. I study history at the University of Oxford and live in Brighton, but I was born in Russia and moved to the UK around ten years ago. I’m a vegan foodie (as you can probably tell by this blog), a lover of long walks and somewhere awkwardly between extrovert and introvert. Veganism and healthy eating are a huge part of my life, given that both have helped me overcome an unhealthy relationship with food. Finding balance took a lot of time and patience. But, as with many things in life, hard work proved 110% worth it! Whenever I’m not in the kitchen or working in my room, you’ll often find me at the gym, or at the grocery store looking for inspo for my next recipe.