It’s peanut butter jelly time! When you need a mid-day pick me up, don’t reach for that box of granola bars that contains processed sugar and ingredients you can’t pronounce. You can make these 5-ingredient vegan peanut butter and jelly bars from Nutritionist in the Kitch. They are super easy to make and while they do take about 40 minutes to prepare, you can make enough that’ll last you throughout the busy work week.
1¾ cup pitted dates (soaked in warm water for 15 minutes, then drained)
½ cup unsweetened dried cranberries (or naturally sweetened if you can't find unsweetened)
¼ cup natural peanut butter
¼ cup whole blanched peanuts
½ cup gluten free quick oats
Soak the dates in warm water for 15 minutes, and drain.
Place dates, dried cranberries, peanuts, peanut butter, and oats in a food processor and blend until combined well.
Scoop mixture into a square baking pan, and firmly press down to make an even layer.
Place in the freezer for 30 minutes to set, then cut into 8 rectangle bars.
Store in the freezer or fridge.
This is an original recipe created by Nutritionist in the Kitch. Find the full recipe and blog post here.