I have no words for these squares. I’ll have to go with letters instead. O.M.G. ! 🙂 All kidding aside, make these now. For real.
I love no bake, easy peasy treats and these fit the bill. Besides being easy and delicious, these delights are free of refined sugars, contain no dairy and are gluten free. I could keep going on and on but that would totally start cutting into your time to get busy making these.
Melt together some local honey with almond butter, coconut oil and a touch of vanilla until it is velvety smooth. So far, it’s the easiest thing I’ve ever done.
Add in the cacao powder to give these squares the chocolate flavour. The cacao combined with the coconut oil makes it unbelievably decadent. I use an organic raw cacao powder form Harmonic Arts. It’s the same company that produces the cranberry powder a lot of you asked about when I made this Creamy Cranberry Smoothie. If you are lucky enough to live in the Burlington area, these products are available at Anise Apothecary.
Once everything is combined, stir in the oats. Be sure to use certified gluten free oats if you suffer from gluten intolerances like celiac disease. Still so easy.
I lined a loaf dish with parchment, then poured my chocolate mixture in, pressing down with the spoon to fill in the cracks and make it all smooth on top. Off it goes to the fridge to set.
Just cutting into these beauties you know how good they are. The oats add such texture and the fudgy-ness from the cacao and coconut oil is like velvet. A hint of the almond butter punches through and I’m literally dying on the floor.
These squares will be a hit with kids, boyfriends, husbands, aunts, uncles, moms, dads, grandparents. Have I missed anyone? I think it’s safe to say you can’t go wrong across the board.
You’re welcome. 😉
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- Melt almond butter, honey and coconut oil over medium-low heat
- Remove from heat and add oats, shredded coconut, cacao powder and vanilla. Stir until well combined.
- Pour into a parchment lined loaf pan and pop into the fridge for an hour
- Cut into squares and store in the fridge in an airtight container