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Nutty Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispies

Calling all Chocolate and Peanut Butter Lovers! There is no need to sweat or slave in the kitchen with these no bake bars. You can be in and out in just under 20 minutes without starting your oven.

Nutty Chocolate Crispy Bars

These delicious bars are sweetened with pure Maple Syrup and have natural peanut butter in them along with whole grain brown rice crispies! They also have half the sugar of a traditional crispy treat!

Nutty Chocolate Crispy Bars, Dairy and Gluten Free

In fact, even with the chocolate chips they still contain just about half the amount of sugars that those famous marshmallow treats do. Chocolate and peanut butter are a classic pair, and the nut butter bumps up the nutrition of this bar with protein, plus there are whole grains from the brown rice cereal.

Peanut butter is the bomb in these, but feel free to exchange it for other nut butters if you desire.

Nutty Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispies

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cooking Time

10 minutes

Yields

12 servings

Ingredients

1 Cup of Natural Peanut Butter with just salt added no sugar

1/2 Cup of Pure Maple Syrup

1/2 Cup of Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Chips or dark chocolate chips of your choice

2 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil, Butter or Ghee

3 Cups of Brown Rice Crispies Cereal (I use Erewhon Brown Rice Cereal)

1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

Directions

  1. Grease a square baking dish with a neutral flavored oil (or butter if preferred).
  2. Add the syrup, coconut oil, vanilla and peanut butter to a medium saucepan.
  3. Heat over low heat until creamy and smooth.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips until they melt.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in rice crispies.
  6. Gently press into your prepared baking dish and allow mixture to set until firm and cool. (about 30 minutes).
  7. Cut into squares and enjoy!

You may have noticed that I am now writing recipes outside of the Paleo template, but you will still see plenty of Paleo friendly recipes. I personally still eat Paleo 80% of the time, but I have developed sensitivities to some of the major Paleo foods used in baking……coconut and almonds. So, I have experimented, had a new food sensitivity lab test, and have found I am doing well with a broader range of healthy choices. All my recipes will continue to be Gluten Free.

Life is a journey, and I hope it is a journey for all who are seeking to better health and happiness!

Food should be a part of the celebration of life, and is meant to be enjoyed. It should help us thrive however, and not hinder our ability to have energy and vitality, as well as longevity. There is a time to celebrate and let go a little, because there is a danger in becoming too rigid beyond what is necessary. However, I have myself been really sick and helped myself greatly through food. Our bio-individuality makes us all unique.

Now go make some delicious, better for you, Nutty Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispies and share them with your friends, kids and family!

XOXO

Sandra

Nutty Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispies! Gluten Free and a Dairy Free Option with Half the Sugar

 

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