Enter coconut sugar.
Coconut sugar is made from the sap of the coconut plant. It is less processed than brown sugar, has more nutrients, and may have a lower glycemic index. Should we be putting coconut sugar on everything? No. But it's better than brown sugar, and since this is my favorite dessert I'm thrilled to have a slightly healthier alternative that works just as well.
My Karve FUEL Challengers went nutso about this treat on Saturday as we practiced eating mindfully and intentionally. I am ever so happy to indulge their chocolate and peanut butter combo craving.
Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Bars
2 cups smooth peanut butter
2 cups coconut sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 - 2 cups dark chocolate chips or chocolate chunks - try Enjoy Life brand
Cream peanut butter, coconut sugar, eggs and baking soda until smooth. Stir in chocolate.
Press into an 8x8 baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for ~30-35 minutes or until slightly browned.