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Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Yield: 16 bars
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
These crispy chocolate peanut butter bars are a great "healthier" dessert option! They're made with wholesome ingredients and are the perfect dessert when you need something sweet.

Ingredients

Crispy Peanut Butter Bars

  • 2 1/2 cup crispy brown rice cereal
  • 1/3 cup unsalted roasted peanuts, finely chopped
  • 1 cup creamy 100% peanut butter (no added ingredients)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt (if there's no salt in your peanut butter)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Chocolate Topping

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Cute sprinkles or flaky salt, for topping

Instructions 

  • Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside. In a medium bowl, stir together the crispy brown rice cereal and peanuts.
  • In a small saucepan, mix the peanut butter, maple syrup, and coconut oil until the mixture is smooth and the coconut oil is melted. Turn off the heat and add the vanilla, salt (if using), and cinnamon. Add the peanut butter mixture to the cereal mix, and stir until completely combined. There should be no dry cereal spots.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan, and press with the back of a spoon (or clean hands) until you have an even layer.
  • In a microwave (or double-boiler), melt the chocolate and coconut oil until just melted. Pour the chocolate over the peanut butter layer. Tilt the pan around until you have a smooth, even layer of chocolate. Sprinkle with rainbow sprinkles or flaky salt. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  • Let the bars sit at room temperature for about 5-10 minutes. Cut into 16 even squares. Store in an airtight container for up to four days, or freeze for up to two months!

Notes

You can cut the bars smaller if you want to make them bite-sized!
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
Serving: 1bar, Calories: 208kcal, Carbohydrates: 15.8g, Protein: 5.1g, Fat: 13.8g, Saturated Fat: 4.6g, Sodium: 86mg, Potassium: 45mg, Fiber: 1.5g, Sugar: 8.1g, Calcium: 7mg, Iron: 1mg
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