Tea Time Bars

Craving something sweet, but want it to fuel your body? These divinely delicious Tea Time Bars fit the bill.

two Tea Time Bars on a white plate in front of a blue tea cup

Tea Time Bars

Peanut buttery, coconutty, ooey-gooey goodness! These bars are filled with healthy ingredients, but more importantly – they are DIVINE!
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2 Tea Time Bars on a white plate
Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:1 hour
Servings: 16

Ingredients

Base

  • Tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¾ Cup almond flour
  • Tablespoons flax seeds
  • Tablespoons pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • Tablespoons macadamia oil
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil melted
  • 1 Tablespoon warm water
  • Tablespoons coconut sugar

Chocolate Filling

  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • ½ Cup chocolate chunks

Date Caramel Peanut Butter Filling

  • ½ Cup date paste (5 oz pitted dates processed with 1/4 C +1 T water until smooth)
  • ½ Tablespoon water
  • 1 Cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Toppings

  • ½ cup finely chopped cashews
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut toasted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350℉. Mix all Base ingredients. Press into 8X8 pan lined with parchment. Bake 10 min. Remove from oven and let cool 10 min.
  • Place all ingredients for Chocolate Filling into microwave safe bowl and microwave for 45 sec; stir. Continue microwaving for 15 sec intervals until melted. Spread evenly over base. Place in freezer to set while making date caramel peanut butter topping.
  • Place all Date Caramel Peanut Butter Topping ingredients except vanilla into microwave safe bowl. Microwave 30 sec to 1 min to soften , add vanilla, and stir together. Spread onto set base with chocolate layer.
  • Sprinkle cashews evenly over top and lightly press them into topping, top with toasted coconut and lightly press again. Freeze 30 min before cutting into squares. Store in airtight container in fridge.

Notes

  • Make sure your peanut butter has peanuts as the only ingredient.
  • I will often cut each bar into 2 triangles for a smaller-sized portion.
  • For variety, you can vary the nut butter, leave off the chocolate layer, or add different nuts and seeds to crust and toppings.
Preferred ingredients – Dates: Joolie’s -pit-free, Coconut: Let’s do Organic coconut, Maple Syrup: Run Amok Maple Syrup: Whistle Pig Whiskey Barrel Aged or Bourbon barrel Aged, chocolate: Hu Kitchen Chocolate gems

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 308kcal | Protein: 8.2g | Fat: 21.4g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 5.4g | Sugar: 10.3g | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg
Calories: 308kcal
Author: Emily Haygood
Nutrition Facts label for Tea time bars

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Why I Love These Tea Time Bars

  • They are absolutely delicious. When I take them to an event, they disappear very quickly!
  • They have a variety of nuts and seeds.
  • So much texture: crunchy, creamy, smooth, crumbly.
  • The main sweetener in this recipe is a whole fruit (dates).
  • I love that I can have dessert that also fuels my body.
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