Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars {Gluten Free}
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Recipe type: Sweet treat
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Serves: 16
 
These gluten free peanut butter chocolate chip bars are full of protein and omega-3s for a healthy, filling snack
Ingredients
  • 1 cup oats
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup dates (~8)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup unsalted peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (175C).
  2. Line 8×8 baking tin with parchment paper, or lightly coat with cooking spray or butter.
  3. Blend the oats until fine.
  4. Add the baking soda, flax seed, and salt to the oats and mix.
  5. In a separate bowl, pour ¼ cup hot water over ½ cup dates, let sit for a few minutes, then blend to a thick paste.
  6. Whisk the egg in a large bowl. Add the date puree, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and dry ingredients, and stir until well combined.
  7. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  8. Pour mixture into the prepared baking tin and press down firmly all over (I found it easiest to do this with my hands).
  9. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and leave to cool in the baking tin.
  11. Once cool, remove from the tin, cut into squares, and enjoy.
Recipe by The Wholesome Fork at https://www.thewholesomefork.com/2015/10/04/peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-bars-gluten-free/