Tahini paired with dark chocolate is heavenly. If you’ve never tried it before, you are in for a huge treat!

Dark Chocolate Tahini Bars [Vegan + Gluten Free]

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Serves

16

Cooking Time

200

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Ingredients

For the Base Layer:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 6 pitted dates
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup oats

For the Filling:

  • 1 cup tahini
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 oz high quality dark chocolate
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Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and line an 8 x 8 inch pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Combine almond flour, cocoa powder, dates, maple syrup, coconut oil, and salt in a food processor until well combined. Add oats and pulse 2-3 times. Evenly pour mixture into prepared baking pan, pressing down firmly. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove base from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  3. While base is cooling, prepare the filling by stirring tahini, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and salt in a medium size bowl. Pour tahini mixture over cooled base and spread evenly. Freeze for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Chop the dark chocolate and melt over a double boiler. Pour evenly over set tahini layer.
  5. Return to freezer for at least 1 hour.
  6. Once completely set, cut into bars and enjoy!
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