If you are looking for a new recipe to help with your sweet cravings, make sure to try this one out! These quick and easy bars are the perfect guilt-free treat for yourself or your kids at home. Special credits to the amazing Tetyana Siong for her superbly nutritious and inventive recipe.
FOR THE NOUGAT:
2 tsp flax meal
1 1/2 tsp vanilla protein powder
200g cashes (soaked in water for 2hrs)
1 tbs water
1 soft Medjool dates, pitted
2 1/2 tsp peanut butter
1 tsp caramel protein powder
3 soft Medjool dates, pitted
1 tsp maca powder
4-5 tbs water
1/4 cup chopped peanuts, or other nuts/seeds of choice. Mix nuts with coconut oil and Himalayan salt
1. Mix the nougat ingredients in high speed blender. Press it into a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and use your hands to create a uniform rectangle shape that is about 1/2-inch thick. Place in the freezer to set.
2. While the nougat layer is setting in the freezer, prepare the caramel filling. Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender, and blend until completely smooth and creamy. You may need to stop and scrape down the blender a couple of times to make sure the caramel is blended uniformly. Adjust the flavor or texture to your liking and add more water if the texture is too thick.
3. Remove the nougat layer from the freezer and spread the caramel filling evenly over the top.
Sprinkle the nuts of choice, over the top of the caramel layer, and use your hands to gently press the chopped nuts into the caramel filling. Place in the freezer to set for at least 30 minutes. When set, cut into small pieces and coat in melted dark chocolate (feel free to add in coconut oil if you a softer texture)