PEANUT BUTTER CRUNCH BARS

I have been eating so good and about the only time I allow myself sugar is an occasional Dove dark chocolate or a couple junior mints but sometimes for a cheat day, you just want something more satisfying. Yet, I wanted to opt for somewhat healthier ingredients. Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I haven’t brought you any sweet treats in a while, I thought it was time. I have made these twice to raves from the peanut gallery. 




So simple, so easy, only 5 ingredients
What you'll need


No Bake Peanut Butter Crunch Bars
INGREDIENTS 
2 3/4 cups crispy Rice Krispie cereal 
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter (I used reduced fat ONLY because we love the taste)
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla, optional 

DIRECTIONS
Line the bottom of an 8 x 8” baking pan with parchment paper. I also spray it with nonstick cooking spray. Place the cereal in a large mixing bowl. In a large microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips, peanut butter, maple syrup and coconut oil. Heat in the microwave for 45 seconds stir heat for 30 seconds more and stir again. If desired, mix in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Pour the chocolate mixture over the rice crispy cereal and mix until combined well. Pour into the lined baking sheet and refrigerate for at least an hour. Remove and cut into bars, big or small. These can be kept at room temperature or in the refrigerator. If cut into 20 bars, they are 80 calories each.




HAPPY TASTY TUESDAY

31 comments:

  1. Oh my- this looks delish- the perfect Valentine treat!

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  2. Yummy!!!! Wow, these looks so good I'll bet they got rave reviews!Have a terrific Tuesday my talented friend!!
    xo,
    Kellyann
    www.thisblondesshoppingbag.com

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  3. Yum! These look so yummy.

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  4. These look so good!! Your treats always have me temped haha

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  5. I pretty much am down for anything with peanut butter, yum!!!! These sound awesome!

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  6. Yummy! You always whip up the best sweets!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  7. Chocolate and peanut butter!! That's alotta love in those two ingredients alone!

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  8. I want to reach through the screen and grab one! These look so good and of course the chocolate and peanut butter combination is one of my favorites. Plus the crunch of the cereal... yum!!!!

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  9. Oh my ! This is going to happen at my house. Do you think honey can replace maple syrup?
    Im pinning this one.
    Lisa

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  10. Hi Andrea, oh wow these look so good. I love that you don't have to bake it and so easy to make. I am pinning and can't wait to make this. :)

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  11. Well these just look phenomenal! My girls would love these!

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  12. These sound delicious - of course! And how interesting that they have coconut oil and maple syrup! I wouldn't have expected that. Also agree with you on reduced fat peanut butter. I think it tastes better too!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  13. Oh my GOODness! You had me at peanut butter! These are totally vegan as is. Must try!! Thank you for sharing your sweetness!

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  14. These look so tasty! I love a no-bake treat! They come together so quickly so you can make them before dinner and they will be all set for dessert! I might have just enough rice krispies to make this!

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  15. Okay, sign me UP for these tasty bad boys!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  16. Yes please! Thank you for sharing another tasty treat!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  17. These look right up my alley and could they be any easier. Jiff reduced fat is my fav too. Have you tried the Jiff Naturals with honey? It's realllly good! XO

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  18. These look soooo amazing.

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  19. Anything with peanut butter and I am sold! These looks so good! Sierra Beautifully Candid

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  20. Those look so so good!!

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  21. I have everything but the rice crispies, might need to grab some and make these for my three valentines! They would love them!

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  22. I'm not a PB fan, but B and Olivia would EAT THESE UP! Olivia eats peanut butter in some manner pretty much every single day of her life. Haha.

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  23. Yep... I'd go for that :)

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  24. These are making my mouth water. I haven't (gasp) seen this variety of Rice Krispie bars. P.S. I don't know why your replies aren't going through. I'll check my spam later just in case.

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  25. Those sound delicious!! I love easy, no-bake desserts. Pinned.

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  26. I may try this for my Thursday night dinner. Thank you!

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  27. Oh my, that sounds delicious!

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  28. I pinned a similar recipe on Pinterest & I love it! So easy & kinda healthy when you're trying to cut back but want something sweet 😊

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  29. They look WONDERFUL!

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