These Peanut Butter Date Squares are a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional sugar-laden desserts. Combining the rich flavors of peanut butter, dates, and dark chocolate, this dessert offers a satisfying treat perfect for a balanced diet.

Maintaining a balanced diet is crucial for overall health and well-being. This dessert provide nutrient-dense ingredients that offer both macro and micronutrients essential for the body. The combination of complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, and proteins helps to keep you satiated and energized.

By choosing desserts made with wholesome ingredients, you can indulge your sweet tooth without compromising your health goals. These Peanut Butter Date Squares are a perfect example of how you can enjoy a delicious treat while still maintaining a balanced and nutritious diet.

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Picture of Peanut Butter Date Squares in a glass baking dish before serving

Peanut Butter Date Squares

If you crave a Snickers bar but have decided to eat healthy and avoid added sugars, this recipe will make you happy!
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Ayurveda
Servings 9
Calories 328 kcal

Ingredients
  

Crust

  • 100 g oats
  • 50 g dates
  • 15 g cocoa butter
  • Cardamom powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 100 ml Water

Filling

  • 200 g crunchy peanut butter
  • 125 g dates
  • 40 g cocoa butter
  • Pinch of salt

Topping

  • 50 g dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions
 

Prepare the Dates

  • If the dates are dry, soak them in warm water until soft (about 30 minutes). Skip this step if using soft dates. Blend the dates with about 100 ml water to form a paste. Adjust water as needed for the right consistency.

Make the Crust

  • Grind the oats in a food processor or use oat flour.
  • In a bowl, mix the oat flour, 1/3 of the date paste, 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder, a pinch of salt, melted cocoa butter, and approximately 100 ml water. The mixture should have a cookie dough consistency.
  • Press the crust mixture evenly into a form lined with baking paper. Refrigerate while preparing the filling.

Prepare the Filling

  • Melt the cocoa butter over a water bath. Add the peanut butter, the remaining date paste, and a pinch of salt. If using smooth peanut butter, add some chopped peanuts for texture.
  • Pour the filling over the crust layer. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Add the Topping

  • Melt the dark chocolate with the coconut oil. Pour it evenly over the filling layer and refrigerate for another 30 minutes.
  • Optionally, serve with berries and coconut flakes to balance the flavors.

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Notes

The caloric value was calculated per serving.
Tip: If you have a peanut allergy, replace peanut butter with hazelnut butter, roasted almond butter, or sunflower butter. This dessert is dense, so eat slowly and mindfully to achieve satiety.
Recommendations for doshas
Vata: It is a good option to eat it at lunch or as an afternoon snack for energy
Pitta: Eat with moderation
Kapha: Eat small amounts to avoid an increase in kapha energy.
Keyword Ayurveda, Healthy food, Vegan

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