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Tagalong Bars


  • Author: Ansley Beutler
  • Prep Time: 45
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16 Bars 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Just when you thought Tagalongs couldn't get any better!  These bars have a layer of crisp, buttery shortbread with a smooth peanut butter center and topped off with a generous coating of dark chocolate.  All the deliciousness of the beloved cookie wrapped up in a bar!  Made with only 5 main simple ingredients, these cookies are vegan, gluten-free, and have paleo-friendly options!


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups almond flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted then cooled
  • ¼ maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 13-oz bag dark chocolate chips

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.  In a bowl, mix the almond flour, baking soda, and sea salt together until combined; set aside

2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla.  Slowly fold in the flour mixture and stir until well combined.  Press the dough evenly into an 8 x 8 baking pan lined with parchment paper; bake in oven for 15 minutes until golden; cool for 15 minutes before adding the layer of peanut butter

3. Spread the peanut butter on top of the baked cookie layer and set in fridge while you prepare the chocolate.  Fill a small pot of water about 1/4 of the way full and heat over medium-low heat.  Place the chocolate in a skillet and set on top of pot.  Stir the chocolate until melted.  Pour evenly over top of peanut butter layer and set in fridge for about 30 minutes until the chocolate coating has set (not solidified)*

4. Cut into squares and enjoy immediately or store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to a month

Notes

*Note : To achieve a clean cut when slicing these bars into squares, you want to let the chocolate cool just enough so that the chocolate isn't runny but hasn't completely solidified

  • Category: Bars
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Bar
  • Calories: 200
  • Fat: 16
  • Carbohydrates: 13
  • Protein: 5

Keywords: Tagalong Bars, Healthy Tagalongs, Gluten-free, Vegan