Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Made these quick & easy peanut butter bars on my Instagram stories yesterday. After so many comments & so many of you already whipping up yourself a batch (yay!! & thankyou!) I had to add the recipe here on the blog!

Just a few simple ingredients & no bake – these bars are a winner FOR SURE! Hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

  • on your stove top, in a sauce pan melt:

1 cup peanut butter

1/3 cup maple syrup

2-3 tbs coconut oil

  • once melted & mixed add:

3/4 cup unsweetend shredded coconut

2 cups oats

1/4 cup ground flax seed

2 tbs chia seeds

2 tbs hemp hearts

  • mix & press into the bottom of a 9×13 pan
  • in same sauce pan melt 1 bar 85% chocolate or 3/4 of a bar + 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (for a sweeter version)
  • pour & spread onto of oats & peanut butter base. sprinkle with sea salt
  • refrigerate for 1-2 hrs – remove from fridge for 10 min before cutting.
  • store in fridge

Enjoy!!

From my home to yours,

Kristin

Chocolate Peanut Butter Nicecream

The love for ice cream runs REAL deep! But unfortunately my tummy doesn’t always feel the love!! This is my go to when the ice cream craving strikes! Combining my love of ice cream & my love for the peanut butter/chocolate combo!! 

  • Slice 3 peeled bananas. Lay flat on parchment paper and place in freezer until frozen – approx 2 hrs. 
  • In a food processor add: 
    the 3 sliced frozen bananas & 1 tbs peanut butter 
  • Mix, stripping to scrape the sides every minute or so. It will be choppy & thick! You’ll be tempted to add liquid, but don’t!! As the bananas melt they will start to get creamy!! 
  • Once 95% smooth, add: 1-2 tbs cocoa powder 
  • Continue to mix until smooth & mixed. Chop 1/4 of a 85% chocolate bar into chunks. Add & pulse to  mix! 
  • Scrape into a loaf pan lined with parchment. Sprinkle some dark chocolate chunks on top & place in freezer for an hour. Serve & enjoy!!! 

* for a bit free version – Sun Butter is a great alternative

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