These date bars combine the irrisistable flavors of salty and sweet and provide a beautiful balance of chewy and crunchy texture.
2 Cups pitted dates
2 Cups unsalted Peanuts
1.5 Cup pretzeles (plus more to crumble on top)
1/4 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Step 1.) Combine dates and peanuts in a food processor one cup at a time to ensure good mixing. Periodically scrape down the sides
Step 2.) Once combine, add cocoa powder and a cup of pretzels.
Step 3.) Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper and put date mixture inside, leveling with a spoon or spatula until it is an even 1-1.5 inches thick
Step 4.) If your peanut butter isn't liquid enough to spread, heat it over low heat on a stove top until it softens. Once softened, pour and spread the peanut butter in an even layer atop the date base.
Step 5.) Top the peanut butter layer with crushed pretzels (or more nuts), pop in the freezer to quickly firm up the layers, slice into squares and enjoy!