Peanut Butter Cereal Squares {with a nut free option}

using Natures Path Puffed Rice cereal

That peanut butter & chocolate combo never gets old! And something about these bars hits the spot every single time! Maybe its the cereal? – reminds me of all the Rice Krispie squares I grew up eating!

using GoGo Quinoa Puffed Quinoa

I have shared this recipe on Instagram a couple of times, it has probably been the most made recipe ever! So I figured it finally deserved a spot on the blog! Made with a handful of ingredients in only a few minutes with two cereal options, depending on your preference! If allergies are a concern, Sun Butter also makes a great nut free option in this recipe.

Peanut Butter Cereal Squares {with a nut free option}

for bottom layer – in sauce pan melt & mix: 

2 tbs coconut oil 

1/2 cup peanut butter*

1/2 cup maple syrup*

mix & add:

3 cup Natures Path Puffed Rice OR GoGo Quinoa Puffed Quinoa (my personal fave!)

-mix & press into a 9×13 pan

for chocolate layer -melt:

1/2 cup dark chocolate

1 tbs coconut oil in saucepan

-spread on top & refrigerate until hard – approx 1 hr.

* can sub for Almond Butter & Honey. Or Sun Butter for a nut free option!

From my home to yours,

Kristin

Turtle Cups

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I am such a sucker for all things sweet & salty! Chocolate & nuts of any kind is just my perfect treat! I love that “Turtle” combo & you see them everywhere at this time of year! So I have been so excited to make my own this Christmas season.

Step 1: 

Date Caramel

  1. Soak 1 cup of dates in warm water for 6-8 hours.
  2. Once soft, drain water & place the dates in a food processor.
  3. Add 1 tbs coconut oil + 3 tbs oat milk + 1 tsp vanilla + sea salt.
  4. Blend, stopping to scrape the sides, until smooth.
  5. Add 1 tbs of oat milk at a time if needed or until you reach desired consistency.

 

Step 2: 

Turtle Cups

  1. In a saucepan, melt 1 cup of chocolate. My favourite combo is 1/2 80% Camino dark bar + 1/2 Enjoy Life mini chips.
  2. Line a muffin pan (I chose mini pan!) & scoop approximately 1/2 tsp of chocolate into bottom of liners. You want the bottom to be covered in a thin layer.
  3. Drop a couple small pieces of pecans + a small scoop of date caramel into the middle of the chocolate.
  4. Cover or fill remainder of the cup with chocolate. Top with course sea salt if desired!
  5. Allow to harder in fridge or freezer.

Enjoy Friends! 

Kristin