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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Crispy Bars

 
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Crispy Bars
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These delicious three layer bars are made with chocolate, peanut butter, coconut flakes, and puffed rice. They are perfect for breakfast or a tasty snack.

Yield

18

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

0

min

Ready

3

hrs

Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

Bottom layer:
½ cup honey
½ cup peanut butter
natural and creamy
2 ¼ cups crisp rice cereal
*
¼ cup wheat germ
or ground flax seeds
½ cup rolled oats
toasted, rolled or quick-cooking
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
unsweetened, prefer dutch-processed
Middle layer:
1 cup coconut, shredded (desiccated)
sweetened
*
¾ cup peanut butter
natural and creamy
Top layer:
1 ½ cups dark chocolate
or semi-sweet chocolate or chips
*

Directions

To make the bottom layer:

Heat a medium-sized saucepan under medium-low heat.

Add honey and peanut butter, and mix well.

Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves.

Remove the pan from heat and stir in the cereal, wheat germ or flax seeds, oats, and dark cocoa powder until well combined.

Transfer the mixture into a square baking pan (8-by 8-inch or 9-by-9-inch) lined with parchment paper, press firmly.

To make the middle layer:

Add the peanut butter into a medium bowl.

Process the coconut flakes in a food processor until finely ground.

Transfer to the bowl with peanut butter, stir with a wooden spoon until well mixed.

Place the mixture over the bottom layer, smooth the surface with a wooden spatula until the bottom layer is completely and evenly covered.

Place in the refrigerator until it sets, about 1 hour; or freeze for about 20 minutes.

To make the top layer:

Melt the chocolate in a medium bowl over a saucepan over boiling water (double boiler method).

Stir until smooth and spread melted chocolate over the second layer with a rober spatular.

Allow chocolate layer to cool to room temperature, then put in the refrigerator for about 1 hour until it sets completely.

When it sets, take it out of the frige, lift the parchment paper out of the pan, and place on a cutting board.

Cut into small squares.

Put the squares in an air-tight container and keep it refrigerated.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

+2

almost 5 years

I tried this recipe and made it even a little more healthy. I used unsweetened coconut chips instead of the sweetened flakes and used carob chips in place of the dark chocolate for the top layer. They came out perfectly and the family loved them as well as my customers.

+4

almost 5 years

Have to give these bars five star. They are absolutely delicious and have great texture.

Just had a few bars this morning with coffee, and they certainly filled me up with all the goodness and yumminess. Great change from granola bars, loved three different layers that were all so delicious.

The recipe was very easy to follow and these bars can be stored in an air-tight container and put in the frige for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to at least one month.

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Comments

Bonnie Banters
Atlanta, United States
 almost 5 years ago

These have everything: crunch, creaminess and chocolate! They also look so tempting!

Thanks, Bonnie! These bars were absolutely delicious, I couldn't have enough of them, and they are very healthy too. A big thank you to Miryam at eatfood4life :-)

happyzhangbo
Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 almost 5 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 34g (1.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 15855% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 83mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 4%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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