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healthy salted caramel peanut butter bars

29 August, 2016

Confession time. Now that I have discovered how easy it is to make my own peanut butter, I have gone a little peanut butter making crazy. Dark roasted, light roasted, lightly salted, honey, cinnamon, smooth, crunchy… I am starting to think that I may have taken this peanut butter obsession to the next level (if that were even possible). 

When life gives you peanuts? Make peanut butter I say. 

Having so many variations of peanut butter around has given me the perfect excuse to experiment with different recipes.

Today’s creation? Healthy salted caramel peanut butter bars. A mouthful of sweet, salty, oozy, crunchy deliciousness. Possibly my best creation of all time.  

healthy salted caramel peanut butter bars
Yields 20
Sweet, salty, crunchy, oozy deliciousness
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Ingredients
  1. Base
  2. 1 cup oat flour (or ground rolled oats)
  3. 1 tbls coconut oil
  4. 1/2 cup pitted dates softened in boiling water and drained
  5. 2 tbls natural peanut butter
  6. Peanut Butter Salted Caramel
  7. 1 cup pitted dates
  8. 1/2 cup almond milk
  9. 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  10. 1/4 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
  11. 1/4 cup Peanuts
  12. Extra salt to sprinkle on top
Instructions
  1. Line a medium container with glad wrap.
  2. Place a saucepan on the stove to a low heat with the almond milk and dates. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until the dates are softened.
  3. Meanwhile, add all of the base ingredients to a high powered blender, and blend on high for 1 minute, or until thoroughly combined. Evenly press the base into the bottom of the container. Place in the freezer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the peanut butter salted caramel ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth. Pour onto the top of the base and press down to form an even layer.
  5. Sprinkle the extra peanut and salt on top and gently press down.
  6. Place in the fridge for 2 hours until fully cooled and set.
  7. Slice and enjoy.
Notes
  1. I used lightly salted dark roasted peanut butter to give it a deeper flavour, but any natural peanut butter would work.
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Seriously. So good. So easy. So not going to last long.

xx Liz 

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12 Comments

  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law 30 August, 2016 at 7:22 am

    Ummmmm, HELLLOOOOOOOOOO HEAVEN! These look incredible, girl! I’m pretty sure they’d last all of 0.0002 seconds in my house as we all love peanut butter and caramel!

    • Reply Travelling Table Tales 30 August, 2016 at 7:40 am

      Thank you! They are seriously addictive. I’m using all of my self-control not to eat them right now. xx

  • Reply Sammie 30 August, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Yum! You had me at salted caramel and I’m guessing because they’re healthy I can eat more of them πŸ™‚ There’s no peanut butter like homemade is there? Once you’ve made your own, it’s really hard to go back to shop bought.

    • Reply Travelling Table Tales 31 August, 2016 at 7:35 am

      Exactly. The more you eat, the better you’ll feel. I have crossed the line over into obsession about making my own. xx

  • Reply Megan 31 August, 2016 at 6:11 am

    Oh yum I could totally go for some of these! Peanut butter is the best. I wish I could make my own, but our food processor kicks up such a fuss.

    • Reply Travelling Table Tales 31 August, 2016 at 7:36 am

      Oh no! My old food processor was the same. My Vitamix has changed my life. I was so lucky to get one because my friend didn’t want hers anymore after getting a Thermomix. xx

  • Reply Farrah 1 September, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Aughh, these look so good! I need to go get some dates and…restock on peanut butter! :] These would be so perfect for when I’m craving a sweet snack!

    • Reply Travelling Table Tales 1 September, 2016 at 5:46 pm

      It’s so good having dates and peanut butter in the house – you can make so many amazing things! I hope that you enjoy this. xx

  • Reply Claire at My Pink & Green Life 5 September, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Oh, these look so good! They remind me of something we have here–Pearson’s salted nut roll candies–only wayyy healthier! Yum! πŸ˜€

    • Reply Travelling Table Tales 8 September, 2016 at 4:37 am

      We don’t have those here!! But if they taste anything like these, I’m sure they’re delicious. xx

  • Reply Cassie 6 September, 2016 at 3:31 am

    Ah, these look amazing! Peanuts and caramel are an amazing combination. I would love to dig into these bars! πŸ˜›

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