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12 Days of Christmas - Gooey Vegan Bars

Posted by Nicole Frain in Recipes

High Protein 12 Days of Christmas - Gooey Vegan Bars recipe from Bulk Nutrients

Makes: 3Preparation time: 30 minutesCook time: 10 minutesTotal time: 40 minutes


For the coating:

  • 300g vegan dark chocolate
  • 4 tablespoons peanut or almond butter

For the coconut cashew layer:

  • 1 scoop (30g) Bulk Nutrients Earth Protein in Limited Edition Choc Coconut flavour
  • 2 cups (110g) flaked coconut
  • 1 cup (130g) roasted cashews
  • 1 cup (140g) medjool dates

For the caramel layer:

  • 1 can (400ml) coconut milk - full fat
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup no added sugar maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3/4 cup roasted, chopped peanuts


  1. Line an 8x8inch brownie tin with baking paper.

To make the coating:

  1. Melt half the vegan chocolate, and stir in half of the nut butter.
  2. Pour mixture into the base of the lined tin and place in the freezer to set.

To make the coconut/cashew layer:

  1. Place coconut and cashews in a food processor and blend to form small chunks.
  2. Add the dates and Earth Protein and process until the texture can be formed into a ball.
  3. Press the coconut/cashew mixture into the brownie tin on top of the chocolate base and set aside.

To make the caramel layer:

  1. Place the coconut milk, sugar and maple into a pot.
  2. Bring to the boil and then turn down to simmer and cook for 10 minutes or until caramel coloured.
  3. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes before adding peanut pieces, coconut oil and vanilla. Stir well.
  4. Pour the caramel layer over the cashew/coconut layer and place in the fridge to set for one hour.

To make the coating:

  1. Melt the remaining chocolate and stir in the remaining peanut butter.
  2. Pour over the set caramel layer and return to the fridge to set for one hour.
  3. Slice with a sharp, hot knife.
  4. Best stored in the fridge.

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