Vegan MoFo 1: (Chocolate) Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars, For Two. Gluten-free. Mostly Raw.

Chocolate PB & Jelly Bars  by An Unrefined Vegan

Let’s start out this MoFo thing with a super-simple recipe that lets the flavors of peanut butter and sweet fruit (the jelly stand-in) shine – along with their good friends, chocolate and cinnamon. These treats can be assembled in minutes, but they make an impressive-looking dessert.

The original recipe on Buzzfeed’s 29 Ways to Honor the Glory of Peanut Butter & Jelly comes from Framed Cooks, and is a classic baked bar, but I went with a mostly raw version to keep things light and simple.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars

My first recipe for Vegan Mofo is a super simple one, but it’s elegant enough to serve for dessert after a romantic dinner. Chocolate, peanut butter, strawberries, and a hint of mint.

  • Author: Annie
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 2 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup raw peanuts
  • 1/4 cup raw pecans
  • 1/4 cup (about 5 large) dates, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1 Tbsp. raw cacao powder
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. smooth natural peanut butter
  • 2 large strawberries, sliced
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint, optional

Instructions

  1. Place the peanuts and pecans in the bowl of a food processor and pulse a few times to break up the nuts. Add the chopped dates, water, cacao powder and cinnamon and pulse again to get a fairly smooth paste.
  2. I used English muffin rings (large cookie cutters would work) as molds. Divide the crust between the rings and pat down. Gently remove the rings. Top the crusts with peanut butter (about 1 tbsp. each), top with sliced strawberries and add the mint garnish, if using. This would be extra dee-lish-us with a drizzle of raw cacao sauce.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 369
  • Sugar: 16
  • Sodium: 156
  • Fat: 28
  • Saturated Fat: 4
  • Unsaturated Fat: 23
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 25
  • Protein: 11
  • Cholesterol: 0

Chocolate PB & Jelly Bars An Unrefined Vegan

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars An Unrefined Vegan

Chocolate PB & Jelly Bars An Unrefined Vegan

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47 thoughts on “Vegan MoFo 1: (Chocolate) Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars, For Two. Gluten-free. Mostly Raw.

  1. Brandi

    Love peanut butter and jelly! I love the pecans in it, they are my favorite nut. It’s very pretty with the strawberries on top too! Looks super easy to make. 🙂

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  2. Richa

    ooh my favorite kind.. for 1 or for 2!
    these are too pretty not to whip up when i get time:) though i must confess i am one of those who has not been enticed by the peanut buttah. i will stick to almond or hazelnut:)

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