CHOCOLATE FREEZER BARS {vegan, gluten free}

Chocolate freezer bars {vegan, gluten free}

These Chocolate Freezer Bars are my favourite sweet treat at the moment! They’re so delicious, and made with totally plant based and gluten free ingredients. Not only are they super quick to make, they require no baking at all – my favourite kind of recipe!

I love having these freezer bars handy for when I’m on the go – they’re sweet, satisfying and the perfect snack to help get you through your day.

For more no bake recipes, why not try my No Bake Peanut Butter Freezer Cookies or my Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Fudge?

If you make this recipe, please make sure to comment below or tag me in your recreations over on Instagram using @ginabnutrition or #ginabnutrition – I absolutely love to see them.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 scant cup oat flour (grind quick oats to a fine flour using a high speed blender – use gluten free if required)
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup runny peanut butter (or nut butter of choice – use almond or cashew for a more neutral taste)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted (I use ‘odourless’/’refined’ coconut oil to avoid the coconut taste)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa/cacao powder
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips (optional)

METHOD

  1. If you haven’t already, place your oats in a high speed blender (I use a NutriBullet) and pulse until a fine flour forms. Place this in a bowl and do the same with your almonds.
  2. Melt your coconut oil and place in a medium sized mixing bowl along with the peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla and sea salt – mix well.
  3. Stir in the oat flour and ground almonds until well combined.
  4. Line a 8×8″ (or similar size) square tin with baking paper and press the mixture into the tin. Sprinkle with dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs (optional).
  5. Place in the fridge or freezer to set for half an hour. Take out and slice into squares – enjoy! Keep in a container in the fridge or freezer.

Chocolate Freezer Bars {vegan, gluten free}

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HOMEMADE VEGAN BUTTER {dairy free, gluten free, soy free, vegan}

I cannot explain my EXCITEMENT to share this vegan butter recipe!

Pre-vegan, I was a butter lover. I loved it on toast, sandwiches, crumpets, baked potatoes, scones, potato cakes.. you name it. So it’s been an aim of mine to re-create a vegan butter for a while now, and I’ve finally nailed it!

Personally, I don’t like using the supermarket hydrogenated spreads and margarines too often. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with them (in fact they’re brilliant in baking) but I actually don’t think they taste very buttery when spread on toast, etc! Therefore, I wanted to create a slightly healthier buttery alternative – and here it is!

How about spreading some of this vegan butter on a warm slice of my Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread? Mmm.

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CHEWY PEANUT BUTTER BALLS {vegan, gluten free}

Peanut Butter Balls

These 4 ingredient Chewy Peanut Butter Balls are the BEST energy booster! Chewy, sweet + filling = everything you need in a snack. If you like peanut butter, then these are definitely for you! They’re the perfect plant based snack, totally vegan, gluten free and soy free.

They take a total of about 10 minutes + require only 4 super simple ingredients! These tasty peanut butter balls are so easy to make and require absolutely no baking at all! You can store them in your fridge or freezer so you have a quick and tasty snack for whenever you get peckish. You’ll be thankful you made them when that 4pm afternoon slump hits.

Peanut butter is life. Fancy some more peanut butter themed treats? You’re in luck! What about trying my No Bake Peanut Butter Oaty Bars or my Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars?

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CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BARS {vegan, gluten free}

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

There’s nothing better than peanut butter and chocolate, right? These no-bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars are SO delicious, as well as being ridiculously easy to make! They’re totally vegan, flourless and gluten free – making them the most perfect sweet treat to suit pretty much everyone. Not only are they really tasty, they’re also super satisfying.

I love using coconut flour – the texture is so perfect for these kind of no-bake treats! It makes the bottom layer just like the inside of Reese’s peanut butter cups.. YUM.

If you make these, please do make sure to either comment below or tag me in your photo on Instagram using @ginabnutrition or #ginabnutrition – I absolutely love to see your recreations!

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CHOCOLATE CHIP TAHINI FUDGE {vegan, gluten free, nut free}

Hi guys! I’ve been wanting to share this recipe with you for AGES (if you haven’t already noticed on Instagram..) and now I’m free of studying I finally can! These cute lil fudgey bites are SO chewy + sweet, which contrasts deliciously to the slight bitterness of the tahini (trust me, it works). It also happens to be totally vegan and gluten free, oh and there’s a nut free option too! Hooray! Make sure to tag me in your recreations on Instagram @ginabnutrition or hashtag #ginabnutrition as I LOVE to see them!

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CHOCOLATE CARAMEL TART {vegan, gluten free}

Hi guys! This is an old recipe, but I’ve updated it and tweaked a couple things. The texture is to DIE for; a crumbly, oaty base, a sweet, gooey caramel centre and a rich, velvety chocolate ganache topping. It’s perfect for a romantic Valentine’s dessert (or any special occasion for that matter!) and SO delicious topped when complimented with sweet, tart berries. It’s totally vegan, dairy free and gluten free – making it the perfect dessert to suit all diet preferences! It’s actually pretty easy to make, you’ll just need a food processor and a few simple ingredients. Happy cooking!

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CREAMY RASPBERRY SMOOTHIE PARFAIT {vegan, gluten free}

This breakfast parfait is SO delicious. It’s sweet, creamy, refreshing, crunchy and super satisfying. It may look impressive, but it only requires minimal effort! Honestly! It took me a total of 5 minutes to whip up. It’s a totally vegan breakfast and naturally gluten free. Packed with antioxidants, healthy fats, fibre + omega 3s, it’ll power you through your busy morning and will keep you feeling healthy and vibrant. No more dull bowls of cereal around here.

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