Layered Chocolate Fudge Bars

You guys probably know by now that I love desserts. I literally have some form of dessert every day. Most of the time it’s something like these chocolate fudge bars, something homemade with wholesome ingredients (although I won’t say no to cheesecake!).

I love it when I have something so deliciously satisfying and I’m nourishing my body at the same time.

Which is exactly how I would describe these bars! They are decadent and also rich with healthy fats and plant-based protein.

They have a deep bittersweet chocolate flavor, so if you prefer dark chocolate to milk chocolate (me!) then these are the bars for you!

The chocolate chips in the bottom layer give it some crunch for a more interesting texture, but you can totally swap them for some chopped nuts if you prefer (which also amps up the nutrition).

Get the recipe below… enjoy!

Layered Chocolate Fudge Bars

Ingredients:

Cookie dough layer:

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 tbsps almond butter
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp full fat coconut milk from a can
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chocolate chips

Chocolate layer:

  • 1.5 cups roasted cashews, unsalted
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp full fat coconut milk from a can
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder, unsweetened (I used Hershey’s)
  • 8 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsps maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt

Topping:

  • 3 ounces dark chocolate, melted

Directions:

For cookie dough layer:

  • Place all ingredients, except for chocolate chips, in a mixing bowl. Mix until all ingredients well-blended.
  • Add chocolate chips and stir until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  • Spread dough evenly into 8×8 baking pan (lined with parchment paper).
  • Set aside while you make the chocolate layer.

Chocolate fudge layer:

  • Place all ingredients into the food processor.
  • Blend until smooth, about 5 minutes. You may have to stop it once or twice to scrape down the sides.
  • Pour and spread evenly on top of cookie dough layer.
  • Top with the melted dark chocolate.
  • Place in freezer for 2 hours. Slice and enjoy! (if the bars become too stiff give it  5 minutes to defrost so that it gets fudgy).

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