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Sweet Tooth Satisfaction Squares

May 1, 2016

 

It’s 7:30 at night; you’ve had dinner, but realise that you aren’t satisfied. You haven’t answered the sweet taste bud and it will not be ignored! Well we’ve got good news! You don’t have to ignore your body, now or ever, because it often has something to tell you.

 

We frequently classify craving sweets as “bad” because most dessert foods are loaded with many nasty ingredients that don’t add anything positive to your body and generally have very low nutritional value.

But what if we told you, you could eat a sweet dessert not only loaded with positive ingredients but also completely satisfactory to your sixth taste bud: sweet. 

 

We call them Satisfaction Squares! Primarily made up of oats, bananas, dates and avocado, this dessert will have you feeling satisfied (so that you stop eating when you are full instead of endlessly binging on sugar) all while adding (instead of depleting), your body of energy!

 

All in all, this treat with its incredible gooey texture and eye-popping good looks is a wonderful way to provide your body with fiber, good fat, and healthy sweeteners, all while satisfying your sweet taste bud!

 

 

Try it and let us know what you think!

 

 

Ingredients

 

 

For the base:

  • 1½ cup of rolled oats

  • 2-3 ripe medium bananas

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • ½ tsp cinnamon

  • ½ tsp baking powder

For the caramel:

  • 1½ cups soaked dates (soak for about 2-3 hours or overnight)

  • ⅓ cup almond milk

  • 1 Tbsp nut butter

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

  • pinch of sea salt

For the chocolate:

  • 1½ ripe avocados

  • ½ cup cacao powder

  • ⅓ maple syrup

 

Instructions

 

  • Preheat the oven to 175°C.

  • Place all base ingredients into a medium sized bowl and mix together. Place the mixture into a blender or food processor and mix until combined.

  • Line a square brownie tin with parchment paper and place the mixture inside. Press down with a spatula or spoon until spread evenly.

  • Bake in the oven at 175°C for about 10 minutes, then transfer to the freezer to chill.

  • In the meantime, place all ingredients for the caramel into a blender and mix until smooth.

  • Scoop the caramel on top of the base layer and spread evenly. Return to the freezer to set.

  • Once set, mix together all chocolate mousse ingredients in a blender and spread over the caramel layer. Return to freezer to set, and cut into equal slices. (You may want to cut the slices before it has completely frozen as the base layer becomes very solid and hard to slice!)

 

Allow to thaw a few minutes at room temperature before eating!

 

 

Recipe courtesy of The Tasty K.

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