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Sweet and Salty Peanut Squares

What are these sweet and salty peanut squares? Really, they are copy cat Paydays if you ask me. Except, this version is grain free, gluten free, dairy free, and paleo friendly. Plus, they are super sweet, a little salty, and super tasty. You won’t want to stop eating them!

I love finding new recipes to create or recreate in this situation. I love paydays both as a child and now. They are so good, and they have the best of both worlds with sweet and salty. I feel like Twix have been a huge recreation in the food world, so why not try paydays? These sweet and salty peanut sqaures (aka, Paydays) are absolutely delicious. Each bite is creamy and tasty, plus they are gluten free, grain free, dairy free, paleo friendly, and vegan friendly. Made with Coconut Flour, Almond Flour, Coconut Sugar, Coconut Oil, Almond Milk, Peanut Butter, Vanilla Extract, Agave and Peanuts.

Ingredients for these Sweet and Salty Peanut Squares

  • Coconut Flour
  • Almond Flour
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Coconut Oil
  • Water
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Peanut Butter
  • Agave
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Almond Milk
  • A pinch of salt
  • Peanuts

How to make these Sweet and Salty Peanut Squares

  1. For the crust, mix together all of the ingredients in a bowl until a dough like batter forms.
  2. Press crust into an 8×8 baking pan lined with aluminum foil. To make the crust stay together, bake at 350 for 6 minutes, (this step is optional, but the crust does tend to stay together better).
  3. In a mixing bowl, add all ingredients except for peanuts and salt. Mix well and pour over the crust.
  4. Sprinkle with peanuts and sea salt to cover all of the peanut butter mixture.
  5. Place in the freezer for about 2 hours to let it harden!
  6. Cut and enjoy!

Tips on how to make these sweet and salty peanut squares the best they can be

  • Can you use something other than peanut butter?
    • Yes! If you cannot eat peanut butter and you want to use a different kind of nut, you can definitely replace the peanut butter. It will only change the flavor of course!
  • Can you use something other than coconut flour?
    • If you want to switch out the coconut flour, or the almond flour, feel free to do so. The texture of the crust may change just a bit, but you can definitely use a different flour in both the peanut butter filling and the crust if you prefer.
  • Can you use something other than coconut sugar to sweeten the mix?
    • Absolutely! You may use whatever sugar you prefer. There is no right or wrong in this situation as long as you get that sweet and salty flavor combination!

Sweet and Salty Peanut Squares

These grain free and dairy free peanut squares are just like paydays, only better for you!
Prep Time30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coconut Flour, Dairy Free, Desserts, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Healthy Breakfast, Healthy Desserts, Healthy Recipes, Healthy Snacks, No Bake Recipes, Paleo
Servings: 12 Squares

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

For the Peanut Butter Filling

  • 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Almond Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tbsps Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tbsps Almond Milk
  • A Pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Peanuts

Instructions

  • For the crust, mix together all of the ingredients in a bowl until a dough like batter forms.
  • Press crust into an 8×8 baking pan lined with aluminum foil. To make the crust stay together, bake at 350 for 6 minutes, (this step is optional, but the crust does tend to stay together better).
  • In a mixing bowl, add all ingredients except for peanuts and salt. Mix well and pour over the crust.
  • Sprinkle with peanuts and sea salt to cover all of the peanut butter mixture.
  • Place in the freezer for about 2 hours to let it harden!
  • Cut and enjoy!

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