Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Crispy Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Crispy Bars @ TheGreenForks.com #vegan #healthy

I’ve gotta tell ya. I’m not on my A-game today.

My mind is in this awkward state of confusion and anxiety… Dave left yesterday to train in Alabama for two months while we all stay here in Germany. He’ll come back for two weeks and then be gone again for 10 months for a deployment. I kind of don’t know what to do with myself :/ It’s going to take a week or so to adjust myself.

Until then bare with me. My posts are going to be pretty spastically narrated.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Crispy Bars @ TheGreenForks.com #vegan #healthy

Take these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Krispy Bars for example- I only have a few very brief points to make about them.

They’re SUPER easy!

Perfect for kids. And adults too…

No oven required.

They are a great alternative to store-bought bars that are full of preservatives and non-sense. These are homemade and HEALTHY!

You can easily vary the flavor by swapping out the peanut butter for almond butter and texture by using oats in place of the crispy rice cereal.

Dried fruit works well in place of the chocolate chips too.

But who doesn’t love the pure combination of peanut butter and chocolate?

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Crispy Bars @ TheGreenForks.com #vegan #healthy

Keep them in an airtight container or wrap them individually in parchment paper (closed with some tape) for great portability.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Crispy Bars @ TheGreenForks.com #vegan #healthy

Smart Substitutions:

  • Almond Butter in place of peanut butter (I particularly love roasted almond butter).
  • Instead of crispy rice bars, make oatmeal granola bars by substituting oats.
  • Not interested in giving chocolate to your kids? Use 3 to 4 tablespoons dried fruit instead!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Crispy Bars
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
  • ⅓ cup brown rice syrup
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
  • 2 cups crispy rice cereal
  • For the Chocolate Drizzle (optional):
  • ⅓ cup non-dairy chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together peanut butter, brown rice syrup, maple syrup, and vanilla.
  2. Stir in chocolate chips and crispy cereal.
  3. Press mixture into a parchment lined 8-inch square pan. Place in refrigerator to firm up, about 20-30 minutes. Cut into bars.
  4. For the Chocolate Drizzle: Take the chocolate chips and coconut oil and melt them over a double broiler. Pour into a small ziplock bag. Snip off one of the bottom corners and pipe melted chocolate over crispy bars. Place bars back in refrigerator to firm up the chocolate.
Notes
Use almond butter for variety!
You can also use oats in place of crispy cereal.

I used Erewhon Crispy Bornw Rice Cereal

 

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  • Emily February 11, 2014, 3:43 pm

    Ha I started making these awhile ago! D loves them :). We do both the almond butter and peanut butter as well