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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Bars with Salted Chocolate Drizzle

Lily Diamond of KaleAndCaramel.com

Serves 25
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Ingredients

  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Bars
    • 1/2 Cup rolled oats, ground to flour
    • 1 1/2 Cups all purpose flour
    • 3/4 Teaspoon sea salt
    • 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 Cup unsweetened, salted peanut butter
    • 3/4 Cup Thrive® Culinary Algae Oil
    • 3/4 Cup brown sugar
    • 1 Egg
    • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
    • 3/4 Cup semisweet chocolate chunks
  • Salted Chocolate Drizzle
    • 1/3 Cup semisweet chocolate chunks
    • 3 Pinches sea salt

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Line an 8″x8″ baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a high speed blender or food processor, grind ½ cup rolled oats to flour. Empty into medium mixing bowl, and add all purpose flour, sea salt, and baking soda. Whisk to incorporate completely.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, Thrive® Culinary Algae Oil, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla. Mix by hand with a silicone spatula or with electric beaters until completely smooth.
  4. Gradually add dry mix into wet, folding in with a spatula until just combined. Add chocolate chunks and mix completely. Press into lined baking dish in an even layer.
  5. Bake 13-15 minutes, until the edges are beginning to brown and the top is light golden. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes, then remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.
  6. Make the salted chocolate drizzle: Add a couple inches of hot water in the bottom of a small saucepan, and nestle a heatproof bowl over the top to create a makeshift double boiler. Bring the water to a boil and add 1/3 cup chocolate chunks and three pinches sea salt into the bowl on top. Use a silicone spatula to stir until most of the chocolate has melted. Remove from heat and let melt completely.
  7. Drizzle bars with chocolate as desired, after they’ve cooled from the oven about 15 minutes.

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