No Bake Elvis Bars

Vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, no bake/raw

A quick and easy, minimally sweetened frozen dessert square inspired by the popular Elvis Pie. This version uses almond butter instead of peanut butter and replaces the bacon for chocolate. Be sure to enjoy these straight out of the freezer as they melt really fast!

 

Vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, no bake/raw

Yield: 16 small squares      No Bake Elvis Bar Image

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 0 Minutes

Chill time: 1 – 1,5 hours

 

Ingredients:

For the crust:

  • 1.5 cup whole almonds
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut nectar syrup (see note)
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter or peanut butterNo Bake Elvis Bar Image 2
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of fine grain sea salt, to taste

For the middle layer:

  • 2 medium ripe bananas, peeled
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, softened slightly
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter or peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of fine grain sea salt, to taste

For the chocolate drizzle:

  • 3 tablespoons mini dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • Directions:
    1. Line an 8-inch square pan with two pieces of parchment paper, one going each way. This makes it easy to lift out the bars later on.
    2. For the crust: Add the almonds into a food processor and process until a fine crumb forms, slightly larger than sand. Now add in the rest of the crust ingredients and process until the mixture comes together, scraping the side of the bowl as needed. The mixture should be a slightly tacky and should stick together when pressed with your fingers. If it’s not, add a very small splash of water and process again for a few seconds.
    3. Dump the crust mixture into the prepared pan. Smooth out evenly and then press down firmly and evenly into the pan. You can lightly wet your fingers if the crust sticks to them. Use a pastry roller to roll it very smooth, compacting it as much as possible. Place in freezer while you prepare the middle layer.
    4. Middle layer: Give the processor bowl a quick rinse. Add all the middle layer ingredients into the processor and process until smooth. Remove the crust from the freezer and pour the middle layer on top. Smooth out. Return to the freezer for at least 1-1.5 hours to set, until the middle layer is very firm to the touch.
    5. Chocolate drizzle: When the middle layer is completely solid, prepare the topping. In a small pot heat the chocolate and coconut oil on the lowest heat, stirring to combine. When half of the chips have melted, remove the pot from the heat and stir until completely melted. Remove the bars from the freezer. Lift slab out of the pan and slice into squares. Spread out the squares on a plate lined with parchment paper. Drizzle on the melted chocolate and return bars to the freezer until the chocolate is firm and the bars are solid.
    6. Enjoy these bars frozen, straight from the freezer. They melt very quickly so I don’t suggest leaving them out for more than a couple minutes. Wrap leftovers and store in the freezer.

 

Source: ohsheglows.com

 

Legal Disclaimer

All content provided on this blog is for informational and educational purposes only. Opinions expressed herein and in any corresponding comments are the personal opinions of the original authors, and not the opinions of Investors Trust Assurance SPC®, its affiliates or any entity within the ITA Group. Investors Trust Assurance SPC makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. Investors Trust Assurance SPC is not liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The information found on this blog is to be used at the reader’s own risk; it is for educational and informational purposes only and is not to be taken as professional advice. You should always consult your physician before starting any exercise or diet program. Investors Trust Assurance SPC, its affiliates, the entities within the ITA Group and the authors of this blog are not liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information. The terms and conditions of use of this blog are subject to change at any time and without notice. 
Fair Use Statement
This site may contain copyrighted material, the use of which may not have been authorized by the copyright owner. Consistent with the “fair use” doctrine set forth within 17 U.S.C. §107, we are making such material available for informational and educational purposes. The material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for informational and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes that may exceed “fair use”, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner