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Vegan Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream Bars

A delicious, vegan, & gluten-free treat consisting of a fudge-like date brownie layer, a crunchy peanut butter layer, & a creamy, luscious "nice" cream layer all drizzled with decadent dark chocolate. This healthy, raw ice cream treat is a dessert dream come true!
Course Dessert
Servings 16
Author Dani

Ingredients

Brownie Layer

  • 1 cup dates
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup melted chocolate chips I used enjoy life dairy-free dark chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Pinch sea salt

Nice Cream Layer

  • 5 frozen bananas
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream cold
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons non-dairy milk if needed, see below
  • Pinch sea salt

Chocolate Drizzle

  • 1 cup chocolate chips I used enjoy life dairy-free dark chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

Peanut Butter Layer

  • 1/2 cup crunchy natural peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Grease an 8x8 pan and line with parchment paper (makes for easier removal of the bars).

  2. In a food processor, add the dates and blend until they form a paste. Add in the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth and a dough forms. Press the dough into the bottom of the pan. Place in freezer and allow to set for 15 minutes.
  3. Next, add the layer of crunchy peanut butter. Place back in the freezer and allow to set for another 15-30 minutes, or until peanut butter freezes.
  4. For the nice cream, add all the ingredients, except non-dairy milk, and blend until smooth. If too chunky, add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time to help smooth it out (but it should still be thick like soft serve). Spread the nice cream on top of the frozen chunky peanut butter and use off-set spatula to smooth it out and make sure it’s even. Place in freezer for at least 6 hours (best if overnight).
  5. Take bars out of freezer and cut into 9 or 16 squares (depending on size preference).
  6. Melt the dark chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave on 50% power, 30 second increments. Drizzle melted dark chocolate on the each bar. Set back in freezer for 10 minutes so the chocolate can harden.
  7. Serve and enjoy!