Vegan Peanut Butter Bars (No Bake!)


Courtesy of Detoxinista who creates amazing healthy recipes that taste exactly like their unhealthy counterparts 🙂


3/4 Cup Almond Meal/flour
2 Tbsp  Maple syrup
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil, melted
2 Tbsp Cocoa
Pinch Sea Salt

1/2 Cup Creamy Natural Peanut Butter
Pinch Sea salt
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil, melted
3 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup

Candy Coating:
1/4 Cup Raw Cocoa
3 Tbsp Maple Syrup
1/4 Cup Coconut Oil, melted


Parchment paper (which is NOT wax paper)

small dish or pan (I used 8×8 doesn’t matter the type)

1 or 2 mixing bowls




**Note: this calls for melted coconut oil, not the solid form it usually takes in colder months/climates/environments.  If you need suggestions for how to melt your coconut oil, you can find many of them online.  Some suggestions include putting the coconut oil container in hot water, melting it in a pan on the stove top, placing the jar on the oven when it is in use etc.   Coconut oil will turn liquid around 76 degrees, so on a warm day you can just set it out in the sun, and on a cold day your heater may very well do!  I simply took a microwave safe container and nuked the oil for 10 seconds at a time until it was fully melted, but I image there are other healthier methods.

Made in three easy steps!

1.  Place parchment paper in bottom of pan or dish.

Combine ingredients for Chocolate Crust in a medium bowl.  Mix until texture of “crust” is consistent and lump free.  It should somewhat resemble a ball of gooey dough.  Scoop into parchment paper and flatten evenly to cover the bottom of the dish.  If you are using your hands a bit of the coconut oil will keep the crust from sticking to you!

Once in place put entire dish in freezer and start on step 2!

2.  In the same or different bowl, mix ingredients of peanut butter filling until well combined.  Remove dish with crust from freezer and pour peanut butter filling on top of chocolate crust.  Using a spatula spread evenly and return dish to freezer.

3.  Wash bowl or take a clean one out to make chocolate candy coating.  Combine all ingredients and whisk into a smooth chocolatey sauce.  Pour sauce on top of the peanut butter filling and return to the freezer for an hour or two to let the three layers set together.

Once time has elapsed you can remove these from the freezer and cut into small bars or squares.  The author recommends storing them in the refrigerator for short term enjoyment or in the freezer for a longer period of time.  I did not have any left over, so I don’t know how well they last at room temperature, but you can certainly experiment should you find yourself lucky enough to have left overs!  Next time I want to incorporate these into some ice cream….  Stay tuned for that recipe!!!!!

Community Mental Health Resources

**Crisis Response Centers

For Emergency Treatment and Hospitalization Five Crisis Response Centers are available to serve city residents requiring emergency behavioral health services, providing needed care in a safe setting.

The Crisis Response Centers are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. A partial list of emergency services provided includes:   Medication restraints,   Acute therapeutic intervention,   In-patient hospitalization,   Referrals for outpatient care.

They are:

  • Einstein Crisis Response Center at Germantown

Germantown Community Health Services

One Penn Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19144

(Near the intersection of Chew Avenue and Olney Avenue, next to La Salle University)


  • Friends Hospital Crisis Response Center

4641 Roosevelt Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19124


  • Hall-Mercer Crisis Response Center (Center City/South Philadelphia)

245 S 8th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107


  • Temple University/Episcopal Crisis Response Center (North Philadelphia)

100 East Lehigh Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19125


  • Mercy Hospital Crisis Response Center (West Philadelphia)

5401 Cedar Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19143


  • Children’s Crisis Treatment Center
    1080 North Delaware Avenue, Suite 600
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
    P: 215-496-0707

***Local Mental Health Clinics

Philadelphia Mental Health Center

1235 Pine St
(215) 735-9381

Philadelphia Mental Health Cr
123 S Broad St
(215) 546-0300

Mental Health Association
1211 Chestnut St
(215) 751-1800

John F Kennedy Behavioural Health Center

112 N Broad St
(215) 568-0860

Fairmount Behavioral Health System

561 Fairthorne Ave
(215) 487-4100

Community Behavioral Health

Ste 7000
801 Market St, Philadelphia
(215) 413-3100

The Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC) in Philadelphia are non-profit organizations providing mental health services to the community. Any Philadelphia resident can use the services of any CMHC listed below.

Hall-Mercer Community
245 South 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Telephone: 215-829-5433

Citizens Acting Together Can Help, Inc. (CATCH)
1409 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Telephone: 215-735-7435

The Consortium, Inc.
University City Counseling Center
451 University Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Southwest Counseling Center
6408 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19142
Telephone: 215-596-8163, 215-596-8000, ext. 229 (intake for both locations)

Children’s Outpatient Services
26 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: 215-596-8300

Community Council for Mental Health and Mental Retardation
4900 Wyalusing Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Telephone: 215-473-7033

Wes Health Centers
1006 West Lehigh Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19133
Telephone: 215-226-7100

Community Organization for Mental Health and Retardation, Inc. (COMHAR)
3201 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Telephone: 215-427-5800

Intercommunity Action, Inc. (Interac)
6012 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128
Telephone: 215-487-1330
Special service of Interac:
Mental Health Services for Deaf Consumers
Telephone: 215-487-2134
TTY: 215-487-7718

Northwestern Human Services
27 East Mount Airy Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128
Telephone: 215-248-6700

Dr. Warren E. Smith Health Centers
1315 Windrim Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Telephone: 215-455-3900

Northeast Community Center for Mental Health and Mental Retardation
Roosevelt Boulevard and Adams Avenue
Orleans Building
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Telephone: 215-831-2800

People Acting to Help, Inc. (PATH)
8220 Castor Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19152
Telephone: 215-728-4600

Northwestern Human Services of Philadelphia
Benjamin Rush Division
11082 Knights Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
Telephone: 215-632-9040
For further assistance, contact:

Philadelphia Office of Mental Health & Mental Retardation
1101 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2907
Telephone: 215-685-5460

Federally Qualified Community Mental Health Centers in Philadelphia

John F. Kennedy Center 112 N. Broad St. 215-568-0860
Hall-Mercer 8th and Locust Sts. 215-829-5249
CATCH, Inc. 1409 Lombard St. 215-735-7435
Consortium CMH/MRC 4912 Chester Ave. 215-596-8163
Community Council 4900 Wyalusing Ave. 215-473-7033
Dr. Warren E. Smith Centers 1006 W. Lehigh Ave. 215-226-7100
CO-MHAR 100 W. Lehigh Ave 215-427-6600
INTERAC 6012 Ridge Ave 215-487-0915
Northwest Human Services 27 E. Mt Airy Ave. 215-991-3802
Warren E. Smith Centers 1315 Windrim Ave. 215-456-2626
NE Community Center Roosevelt Blvd. & Adams Ave. 215-831-2800
PATH 8220 Castor Ave. 215-728-4600
Benjamin Rush Center 11082 Knights Rd. 215-632-9040

Paprika Dry Rub

I made this for fish (Salmon to be precise) but you can use it on anything you like!

1 Tbs Paprika
1/4 tsp dried Rosemary
1/4 Tsp Salt
1/4 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
1/4 Tsp Red pepper flakes
1 Tsp Garlic Powder

Adapted from this recipe on

Final Week of CSA 22!

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What I got:

So I had quite a few credits to use at the end of this year’s CSA so I got a lot more than a usual week’s delivery.





Assorted Greens

Purple kale (decorative and full of aphids! Ew)

Carnival and Acorn Squash



Green Beans

Bell Peppers



dozen eggs!

What I made:

Nothing new honestly.  I am so burnt out on cooking all my CSA veggies that I have been repeating older recipes for weeks now, alternating between veggie soup, chili, curry and frittata.  Oh, and Creamed Spinach again!