Dessert

Chocolate Peanut Squares

A seriously decadent dessert for peanut lovers! A gluten-free crust is layered with a peanut butter filling sweetened with 
coconut sugar and topped off with crunchy peanuts and chocolate chips.

Servings
25 squares
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Duration
30 min

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/4 cup almond flour (TRY: King Arthur Almond Flour)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened 
cocoa powder
  • 6 tbsp organic unsalted butter, chilled, cut 
into cubes
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp natural unsalted peanut butter
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup roasted unsalted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips (70% or greater)

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Mist an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray and line with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on 2 sides.
  2. Prepare crust: In a food processor, blend 3 tbsp
coconut sugar, flours and cocoa powder until combined. Add butter and pulse until a fine crumb forms, 5 to 7 pulses. Press into prepared pan and bake until set, 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, using a handheld electric mixer on medium-high, beat eggs, peanut butter, vanilla, salt and remaining 5 tbsp coconut sugar until fluffy and doubled in volume, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in shredded coconut. Spread mixture over crust. Bake for 8 minutes. Top with peanuts and chocolate chips and bake for 3 to 5 minutes more, until filling is set.
  4. Cool completely on a wire rack. Lift edges of paper and transfer to a board; cut into 25 squares.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 square
  • Calories 109
  • Carbohydrate Content 10 g
  • Cholesterol Content 22 mg
  • Fat Content 3.5 g
  • Fiber Content 1 g
  • Protein Content 2 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 3.5 g
  • Sodium Content 29 mg
  • Sugar Content 6 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 1 g