Throw away all that store bought candy. Literally, just toss it. From the over processed oils to the refined sugar that none of us need - I guarantee these bars will satisfy your sweet tooth and you can indulge guilt free! I literally ate like 1/10th of the entire pan last night, and didn't even spike my glucose one bit.
These are WAY too easy to make to even taste this good, but they do!
2 cups quick oats
1.5 tsp cinnamon
.5 tsp nutmeg
1/2c melted grass fed butter (could try coconut oil for vegan)
1/4c swerve granular sugar replacement
1/4c swerve brown sugar replacement
Mix the sugar and melted butter or oil together, then add the spices and the oats and mix well. Press firmly in oiled pan (8x8 or 9x9) and Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes.
Cool completely (I threw it in the fridge while I made the topping).
Peanut Caramel Topping:
10 large pitted dates (I love organic medjools from Costco)
1/2 cup peanut or nut butter
1cup salted peanuts
If you want more caramel-y flavour, add a few more dates. If you like more of a nutty flavour, add more peanuts).
Process dates (I used my ninja blender), then add PB and peanuts and pulse until well mixed. Add 1-3 tbsp water as you go until appropriate texture/stickiness (this varies dependent on the type of nut butter and date freshness).
Stir in 1/4 cup Krisda sugar free chocolate chips to the caramel mix and spread over cooled oatmeal crust.
Refrigerate at least 30 minutes then enjoy!
Keep refrigerated up to one week, or this will freeze well too - if it even lasts that long!
Servings: approx 18
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Total Fat: 13.7g
Saturated Fat: 4.9g
Total Carbs: 31.0g
Natural Sugar: 10g
Added Sugar: 0
Net Carbs: 27.4
Vitamin A: 4.9%
About the Chef:
Adelle is currently writing her first book, outlining her journey through life, toxic lessons, and most recently - her battle with cancer. She is a sugar-addict turned health-freak, avid hiker, horseback rider, and holistic healthcare advocate. Find out more at www.adellerosalia.com and follow her on all social platforms @adellerosalia