This recipe was adapted from a Food Network recipe video I saw on Facebook. Below is the link to the original recipe but I will post my veganized version below!
These bars were super easy to make and taste amazing!!
- 1 baking dish (8x8 inch) lined with parchment paper
- 1 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 8 tablespoons vegan butter
- 8 oz of graham crackers (I used gluten free and vegan) crushed into crumbs
- 8-9 oz dark chocolate (I used 70% cacao)
- 1 cup coconut milk (get the full fat kind and be sure to use all of the separated cream on top before add any of the liquid)
- a few pinches of flaky sea salt
Line your baking pan with parchment paper; this will make for easy clean up and serving of the bars when they are ready.
Take the 8 oz of graham crackers and pulse them in a food processor to get them crushed into crumbs. If you don't have a food processor, you can put them inside a gallon ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin or another utensil.
Melt the vegan butter in the microwave in increments of 30 seconds so it doesn't burn. Add to a large mixing bowl with confectioners' sugar and peanut butter. Stir till it is evenly combined. Then add the graham cracker crumbs to the bowl and continue to stir. Take this mixture and press into the bottom of the pan so that it is evenly spread.
In a sauce pan, heat the coconut milk over medium high heat till it starts to produce small bubbles. In a separate bowl have the dark chocolate crushed into chunks so that when the coconut milk is hot, it can be poured over the top of the chocolate. Once the chocolate and coconut milk are combined, continuously stir until it starts to thicken. Once thick pour on top of the peanut butter layer in the pan. Use a spatula to smooth the chocolate and spread evenly. Finally add a few pinches of flaky sea salt on top of the bars.
Put the pan in the refrigerator for a minimum of 45 minutes. The longer it stays in the refrigerator the better for the bars. I kept mine in the fridge for 2 hours and they came out perfect! When done, pull the parchment paper out gently and the bars should come with it. On a cutting board slice the bars into squares and serve. If you want to save left overs I suggest putting them into a container and storing them in fridge because they are best when served cold.