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Chocolate Peanut Butter Millet Squares

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As much as we try to watch our sugar intake and load our plates with vegetables, sometimes you just need dessert, right?

So here's a recipe that tastes decadent and is definitely not for everyday consumption, but it also has some nutritional value. It's rich and gooey like a brownie but with a little bit of crunch, yet it has no flour, no eggs, no refined sugar, and no dairy, and it doesn't require any baking!

The next time you get a peanut butter and chocolate craving, whip this up, and you won't be disappointed. Your kids will love it, too!

If you've never tried or even heard of millet before, here's a little background. Millet is a gluten-free grain that some people use as an alternative to wheat. Although you can buy it "raw," my experience with it is in its puffed form over the (many, many) years I've been trying to perfect homemade granola bars.

I've found puffed millet in the cereal aisle of a health food store in town, but I usually save myself the drive and order it here.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Millet Squares
You would never guess that these decadent, gooey treats also pack in the nutrients!
  • 2 c puffed millet
  • 1/4 c unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 c raw sliced almonds
  • 1/2 c natural peanut butter (no added sugar)
  • 1/2 c raw honey
  • 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 t pure vanilla extract
1. Line an 8 X 8 baking dish with parchment paper.2. In large bowl, combine millet, coconut flakes, and almonds.3. In small saucepan, heat peanut butter and honey over low heat, stirring frequently, until mixture has a liquid consistency. Stir in cocoa powder.4. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract.5. Pour peanut butter mixture over dry ingredients and stir well until fully incorporated (you may have to use your hands, but be careful, as the wet mixture will be hot!).6. Spread into baking dish and press down until even. Cover and refrigerate for about 3 hours or until cold and firm. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 12 servings

Source: Inspired by Allrecipes and My Dish Is Bomb.


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