• Nikki Vergakes


Say crack again.... CRACK!

I may live merely miles away from Johnson & Wales University, but I am no pastry and baking efforts. That's why I love mess-cipes that aren't quote cakes, cream puffs, or danishes... they're just a few really great ingredients thrown together in bar form!

These recipes have a few mainstays - and these snack bars include two of them: a chocolate layer (or in the pastry world, they say gananche) and nut butter. These have both peanut and almond butter!

I did get a little experimental by adding a candied walnut layer. I know, I need to slow down before I get recruited to the Great British Bake-Off. It was so simple to make and add, however! For the record, my roommate did say these could qualify for GBB!

Why are they TV worthy? Well, they're





and not to mention...


I call these snack bars because you will be snackin' on them day and night, and will be dreaming of them when you're not! The recipe is below, it's super customizable. For example it calls for nut butter. I used peanut and almond. Use all peanut, use all almond, use cashew, use walnut, I don't care! Just tag me in it, of course!


With collagen

Ingredients for these addictive snack bars:

1/2 cup melted coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup crunchy all natural PB

1/4 cup Nuts n More Birthday Cake peanut butter spread

1/3 cup organic almond butter

1/4 cup tahini

1/3 cup coconut sugar

1/4 cup coconut flour

1 scoop collagen

1 package vegan chocolate chips

1/4 cup crushed walnuts

How to make it:

1. Pre heat oven to 350

2. Mix wet ingredient in a bowl, set aside (3 tbsp melted coconut oil, nut butters, vanilla, tahini)

3. Sift in dry ingredients (coconut sugar, coconut flour, collagen powder, chocolate chips)

4. Mix until well-combined

5. Lay on a parchment-paper lined baking sheet, press until you get a thiccc layer, about an inch and a half.

6. Freeze until firm, about 15 minutes

7. In a separate bowl, mix crushed Brazil nuts with with coconut oil and coconut sugar

8. Spread nut mix on a lined baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, until brown and caramelized

9. Melt chocolate with coconut oil

10. When crust is firm, take it out of the freezer and top with chocolate first, then nut layer

11. Freeze and enjoy later, or in a half an hour or so until you and everyone in your house are forever indebted to the bars.

12. Thank me for blessing your life.

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