Frozen Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars.
[these frozen peanut butter and jelly oatmilk bars are sponsored by So Delicious Dairy Free! I’m thrilled to be working with them in 2019 to create lots of incredible recipes for you!]
‘Tis the season for frozen treats!
Are we starting too early?! I think not. Give me a frozen peanut butter and jelly bar, some sunshine at happy hour and maybe a little rosé and we’re good to go. Now that’s my idea of the HAPPIEST hour.
I am SO excited to be working with So Delicious Dairy Free this year on a bunch of new recipes. For years I’ve used their creamers, coconutmilks and almondmilks.
And now? It’s getting even better!
You know I’ve loved the So Delicious Coconutmilk Frozen Dessert forever. Not because I’m dairy-free, but because I’m a coconut freak! And their flavors are so super good. The coconut macaroon? I die over. The mocha almond fudge? I can barely keep it in the house. It’s addictive. Max loves the mint chip.
So when I got the chance to try their Oatmilk Frozen Desserts, I was insanely pumped. Ohhhh my gosh this stuff is fantastic. It is so smooth and creamy. Like so much so that I’m shocked they are dairy free. The Caramel Apple Crumble flavor?
It is amazing.
We have been going absolutely nuts over these and I love having them as a treat for weeknights. It’s such a simple indulgence but after spending so much of the day cooking, prepping and running around like a crazy person, this is the perfect post-dinner snack that I look forward to.
Even if I’m sneaking some spoonfuls straight out of the carton in the afternoon too…
I opted for the peanut butter and raspberry flavor to make some frozen dessert oatmilk bars, because even though I don’t love raspberry, I freak over all things PB and J.
(hello, PB and J crumble muffins!)
The peanut butter raspberry is made with creamy peanut butter (a must, I tell you) and black raspberries, which are my favorite variety if I’m going to raspberry town. My biggest pet peeve is an ice cream with a skinny, very minimal swirl, so I’m happy to say that this pint is LOADED!
The frozen peanut butter jelly bars are so easy. Embarrassingly easy, as usual. I’ve made another (slightly more complicated) version in the past, but with these, you just scoop out the Oatmilk Frozen Dessert and make a… a frozen brick, if you will. Freeze it, slice it, dip it, devour it.
They are incredible.
The day that we photographed these? No one could keep their hands off of them. They are such a great dessert to get ready for summer.
And the only thing that can make PB and J better is chocolate of course. Of course!
One of these reasons I’m loving these is because they are so kid-friendly. My plan is to keep a stash of these in the fridge. Maybe even ones that are bite-sized mini bars for these warmer months to come. Sounds like the perfect idea to me.
Frozen Peanut Butter Jelly Bars
- 2 pints So Delicious Dairy Free Peanut Butter and Raspberry Oatmilk Frozen Dessert, slightly softened
- 3 cups milk chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
- optional: crushed freeze-dried berries, for topping
- Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper. Scoop the Oatmilk frozen dessert into the lined baking dish and use a spatula to spread it into an even layer. Place a piece of plastic wrap over top and freeze it for at least 6 hours, or overnight.
- The next day, lift the frozen square out of the dish and place it on a cutting board. Quickly cut the square into bars or squares and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet. Freezer for 2 hours, until solid.
- Make the chocolate topping: melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl. I microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each time, until the chocolate is melted. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes so it cools down slightly. Melt the peanut butter in a separate bowl.
- Remove the bars from the freezer and quickly dip them in the chocolate. Drizzle with melted peanut butter. Place each back on the baking sheet. Freeze for another hour before serving.
- Before serving, you can crush some freeze dried berries on top if you’d like!
Think we can pass these off as lunch too?