PB & J Sandwich Bars

dairy free gluten free nut butters paleo peanut butter valentines vegan

Prepared and photographed by NutraMilk nutritionist, Florencia Tagliavini.

Check out these cute valentines treats!
The key ingredient for the dough is peanut butter made with the NutraMilk. Filled with your favorite jelly for a perfect valentines snack!
If you like peanut butter and jelly- you will love these sandwiches! The classic flavor of PB & Jelly sandwich without the bread!
Its gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo approved, vegan and loaded with healthy nutrients your body will enjoy. 
For more information about the health benefits of peanut butter, click here.

INGREDIENTS 

For sandwich bars

  • 1 cup peanut butter or other nut butter made with the NutraMilk
  • 3 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup, agave, monk fruit sweetener or honey
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 cup strawberry preserves or jam (paleo approved if necessary)

For peanut butter

  • 2 cups (275g) peanuts (untoasted, unsalted)
  • pinch salt (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Making the peanut butter
    • Place peanuts in the NutraMilk container.
    • Press Butter cycle, set for 2-3 minutes.
    • Press Start.
    • Open the container lid.
    • If necessary, set for an additional 1-2 minutes for a creamier butter.
  • Add coconut in the NutraMilk and Mix until it turns into a fine crumb. Add dates and process for 1 minute. Add peanut butter, honey, and salt and process until mixture forms into a dough.

  • Using a rolling pin, roll dough between two pieces of parchment paper until it is 1/2-inch thick. Refrigerate 1 hour.

  • Cut dough into 12 squares. Using a cookie cutter, cut a heart into six of the squares. Spread a thin layer of strawberry preserves over one side of each uncut square. Top with a heart square.
  • Store in refrigerator until ready to eat. Enjoy!



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