Once upon a time on a wintery day in college, I entered the cafeteria to a be greeted by the wafting fumes of chocolate and peanut butter. If you’ve been reading my blog, you’ll know that the combination is irresistible to me. Drawn to this intoxicating scent, I discovered that these creations were aptly named chocolate sin bars. Was I sinful enough to try one? As a stressed college freshman the temptation was too much. I had three. They quickly became my favorite dreaded dessert. They were just too addicting, and one was simply not enough. Hello freshman fifteen!
Well, five years later, and I still dream of these. However, thinking of the butter and powdered sugar turns these dreams into nightmares. The other night I sent out on a mission to “healthify” these bars.
Chocolate Not so Sinful Sin Bars
1 cup peanut butter
3 Tbsp Coconut oil
1 cup almond meal
1/2 cup oat flour/ ground oats
1 cup dark chocolate
Mix peanut butter and coconut oil until smooth. You may need to melt both slightly depending on room temperature.
Stir in almond meal and oat flour until smooth. Press mixture into square pan covered with foil or parchment paper.
Melt Chocolate in a double boiler. Wait till cools slightly and pour over packed peanut butter layer. Cool for at least 30 minutes in freezer.