Double Chocolate Tahini Fudge Bars

Double Chocolate Tahini Fudge Bars (Vegan GF)

Rich and oaty bars with a cacao-oat base and a crumbly topping with a thick layer of chocolate tahini fudge in the middle. These bars are naturally vegan, gluten-free and so easy to make in one bowl with minimal effort.

I am slightly obsessed with no-baking bakes at the moment and I cannot even blame the summertime as it has not been particularly warm in the UK. That said, there is something so satisfying about no-bake recipes as you can see the mixture really coming together before your very eyes. Without even turning on the oven, these Double Chocolate Tahini Fudge Bars transform a few classic, wholesome and simple ingredients into the most amazing decadent and addictive snack bars.

Double Chocolate Tahini Fudge Bars

Double Chocolate Tahini Fudge Bars

Double Chocolate Tahini Fudge Bars

Double Chocolate Tahini Fudge Bars

I originally made these with some chocolate flavoured oats from Great British Porridge Co (which are delicious) but have adapted this recipe to use ordinary oats with added cacao or cocoa powder and they are just as good! As well as oats, there are just few things we need to make these Double Chocolate Tahini Fudge Bars:

  • Oats and oat flour: the bulk of this recipe relies on rolled oats (slightly smaller oats) but also oat flour, which you can make easily by blending your oats into a fine flour. The oat flour helps to bind the bars and make them less crumbly so I would not advise skipping this step.
  • Cacao or cocoa powder: this adds to the double chocolate element of these bars and goes into the oaty mixture for the base and the crumble topping.
  • Salt: this really amplifies the sweet chocolate and I just love salty and sweet flavours together.
  • Coconut oil: this is the main wet component to bind the oaty mixture together to form the sturdy base and the rich topping.
  • Maple syrup: a little goes a long way and the stickiness is key to hold the oats together and add a lovely subtle sweetness. There is also some syrup in the chocolate centre which makes it deliciously silky smooth.
  • Dark chocolate: the main chocolate element of these bars! Use your favourite flavour chocolate for any number of flavour combinations.  The darker the better for me, but it’s up to you. To keep this recipe free of refined sugars, opt for one that is made with unrefined sugars.
  • Tahini: the star of the show! As well as no-bake bars and chocolate, tahini is my obsession. The smoother and runnier the better I find for these bars and it means that the recipe is nut-free. You can, however, switch it for nut butter if you would rather but bear in mind that they will no longer be Double Chocolate Tahini Fudge Bars.
  • Cacao nibs: I love the crunch these add on top of the bars, – maybe I should have called them Triple Chocolate Tahini Fudge Bars for this reason?!
Double Chocolate Tahini Fudge Bars

Double Chocolate Tahini Fudge Bars

The method is pretty simple and easy to do with friends or little ones: stir together the oats, oat flour, cacao/cocoa powder, coconut oil and syrup to a sticky mix. 2/3 of this will form the base of the bars which is pressed down to form an even bottom layer. Melt the chocolate before stirring in the tahini and syrup to form the silkiest middle layer to pour over the base. Sprinkle over the remaining 1/3 of oaty mix to form the crumble topping, add some cacao nibs and pop into the freezer! Now play the waiting game for 1 hour until firm and enjoy them – extra tahini is highly recommended!

Double Chocolate Tahini Fudge Bars

Double Chocolate Tahini Fudge Bars

I hope you will love these Double Chocolate Tahini Fudge Bars as much as I do! If you are looking for more no-bake bars, how about my:

Double Chocolate Tahini Fudge Bars (Vegan GF)

  • Servings: 10
  • Difficulty: easy
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Rich and oaty bars with a cacao-oat base and a crumbly topping with a thick layer of chocolate tahini fudge in the middle. These bars are naturally vegan, gluten-free and so easy to make in one bowl with minimal effort.

Ingredients

  • 300g rolled oats
  • 50g oat flour (oats blended into a flour)
  • 1 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 75g coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 120g dark chocolate
  • 90g tahini
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • Optional: 1 tbsp cacao nibs

Directions

  1. Stir together the oats, oat flour and cacao powder in a bowl with a pinch of salt. Pour in the melted coconut oil and 2 tbsp maple syrup and stir until sticky and combined.
  2. Transfer 2/3 of this mixture to a parchment-lined dish (10x20cm) and press down firmly to form an even base layer. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes to set.
  3. Melt the chocolate and stir in the tahini and 2 tbsp maple syrup until silky smooth and creamy. Pour over the base layer.
  4. Sprinkle over the remaining 1/3 oaty mixture and press down lightly. Sprinkle over the cacao nibs, if using. Place in the fridge for 60 minutes to firm up.
  5. Remove from the fridge, allow to sit for 15 minutes and slice into bars. Sprinkle with more cacao nibs and tahini, if desired.
Double Chocolate Tahini Fudge Bars

Double Chocolate Tahini Fudge Bars

I look forward to hearing what you think of these Double Chocolate Tahini Fudge Bars so please leave a comment below. Tag me in your bakes, too, I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest  – please say hello!

With tahini oat fudge bars of love x

The original recipe was created for The Great British Porridge Co but this post is not sponsored.

19 thoughts on “Double Chocolate Tahini Fudge Bars (Vegan GF)

  1. naturally.sophiexx says:

    Hey Amy. Looks so yummy 😋 and yay they are no bake recipe. Aww 😍 they look like mini flapjacks and love oats/chocolate. Splendid photography as always and definitely am saving to my saved WordPress saved collection. Hope you are having a great week and sorry only nice catching up with your blog, I feel so bad haven’t commented in ages on your blog!
    Best Wishes
    Sophie and my dog 🐶Ben 🐶😊🌱🍰xxxxx

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  2. Sonia says:

    I really want to try this, is there any way to get an Americanized version of the recipe? Instead of grams anyone know how many cups or tablespoons to use for oats, oat flour, dark chocolate, tahini, and coconut oil?

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    • nourishingamy says:

      Hi Sonia, I am so glad you like them look of them! I am sure you can find this all online although you may have to google a few things. From my knowledge, 1 cup oats is 100g, 1/2 cup chocolate chips is about 50g, 1 tbsp coconut oil is about 15g and nut butter/tahini 1/4 cup is about 60g but this is only a very rough guide. Let me know how you get on!

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