Any Chocolate Peanut Butter Lovers?
Currently sitting here eating one of these scrumptious chocolate peanut butter granola bars as dessert after dinner and thinking, man these are so darn good!
We always try to have these types of snack around opposed to chips and cookies because us as a family (by family I mean John, my boo, my mom and I) are trying to steer clear of processed foods. SO much harder than it looks trust me! Especially when you want those french fries so bad but it will probably take you a century to make them because your left handed and everything just takes longer. I have put a lot of thought into this!
Regardless though these are my obsession and i would prefer these over french fries any day. Unless I get myself a spiralizer and make those amazing curly fries that I saw on Facebook a little while ago. Then it would be some massive competition but right now in my after dinner bliss I am totally in heaven with these chocolate peanut butter granola bars chilling, half eating, on my little round saucer as my dog stares hopelessly trying to thinks of way to look cuter so she may get some.
My secret? I am not sharing! 🙂
3 cups of Rolled Oats (certified gluten free if gluten free!)
3/4 cup Slivered Almonds (or any kind of nut really)
1 tsp Cinnamon
3/4 cup Dark Chocolate chips (optional but so good!)
6 Tbsp Honey
4 -5 Tbsp melted Coconut oil
1 tsp Vanilla
2 Tbsp Coconut Palm Sugar
2 Tbsp Flax seed
1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Peanut Butter (or another nut butter)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spread oats and almonds in to a baking sheet and toast for 15 minutes stirring half way through. Then let them cool completely. Add in cinnamon, flax seed and sugar and stir. Then add in your coconut oil, honey and vanilla. Be sure to only add in 4 Tbsp Coconut oil and stir. If it is sticking together nicely you do not need the extra Tbsp. Take an 8×8 pan and line with parchment paper (aluminum foil will work just spray with nonstick spray well) and press granola mixture into pan. Place in fridge. Proceed to melt chocolate chips and peanut butter in the microwave in 30 second intervals and stirring every 30 seconds too. Spread evenly on to the granola mixture and place back in fridge for at least an hour. then take out and cut into 16 strips and wrap in saran wrap. Store in fridge to keep the chocolate hard however, if your house is cooler than in a sealed container is great.
We love eating these chocolate peanut butter granola bars for breakfast because they are so filling and they keep us going longer. So much chocolate and peanut butter can even be the best dessert. Who says your can’t have your dessert at breakfast ;-). Granola bars are probably one of my favorite snacks to eat simply because they are so easy to grab and go in the mornings or sneak into bed as a midnight snack before shutting the light off (My biggest weakness!). Especially when these chocolate peanut butter granola bars are within arms reach and they are so tasty!
What is your favorite Healthier snack that you love to have on hand?
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