7 ingredients, vegan, no-bake, peanut free and guilt free. Okay, mostly guilt free….
So, if you are not familiar with coffee crisps, this is what Wikipedia had to say: “Coffee Crisp is a chocolate bar made in Canada. It consists of alternating layers of vanilla wafer and a foamed coffee-flavoured soft candy, covered with a milk chocolate outer layer.”
I haven’t had a Coffee Crisp in years, and did not originally plan to make these. I tried, and failed, to make some raw almond butter bites, and the texture and taste reminded me of Coffee Crisps. If you where to compare a picture of my bars, and the real deal, they obviously look very different. But the taste is there, trust me!
- ⅔ cup wheat germ
- ⅓ cup coconut sugar
- 4 tbsp coconut oil
- 3 tbsp tbsp almond butter
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- ½ tbsp flour
- ¼ to ½ tsp coffee grounds
- 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
- Combine all of the ingredients except the vegan chocolate in a medium bowl.
- Mix to throughly combine all of the ingredients.
- Transfer the mix to a covered sheet or cutting board. Use parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- Transfer the mixture onto the covered baking sheet.
- Using your hands,pat down the mixture, and try to form a rectangular shape. Keep in mind you will be cutting it in 4 individual pieces to form the bars.
- With a sharp knife, cut the pated down mixture into 4 equal strips.
- Using the knife, separate the 4 pieces carefully, so that they do not touch each other.
- Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave in a small bowl. To avoid burning the chocolate, do it in 10 second increments.
- Take the sheet out of the fridge, and prepare your work surface to cover the bars with chocolate.
- Before pouring the chocolate, carefully detach the bars from the parchment paper or silicone mat, so that they do not stick.
- Using a spoon, pour some chocolate, in small amounts, onto the bars. Spread over the bar, gently, with the back of the spoon.You will need ½ of the chocolate to cover the other side of the bars. Do not apply too generously.
- Once you have covered the face up of the bars, refrigerate for 10 minutes, or until the chocolate has hardened.
- Take the bars out of the fridge, and turn over the 4 bars, so that the chocolate covered side is now face down.
- Melt the chocolate for 10 seconds to soften a bit.
- Begin covering the bars with chocolate and try covering as much as possible.
- Send back to the fridge, until the chocolate has hardened.
- Enjoy immediately, or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5-7 days.
Most of this recipe was created by accident, and I could not be happier! I have looked online to see if I could find a similar recipe, and I am happy to report I found none! Part of it is probably because it’s a Canadian candy, and probably not high on anyones list to “veganize” and share with the world. But hey, now that it’s been done, why not try it, right?! I promise, it won’t disappoint!
If you enjoy this recipe, please let me know! I would love to hear from you! Let me know in the comments, and share with your friends!