Best Ever Crunchy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

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Chocolate and peanut butter goodness can never go out of style. If you’re looking to make an easy and healthy snack, this is the Best Ever Crunchy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars recipe. These bars just taste beyond words because of the different flavors to them like sweet and nutty and the cornflakes add that delicious crunch. There is a good amount of nutrition in these bars because of peanut butter that is rich in protein, and when you add melted chocolate, the flavors just elevate even more. Because the prep time for making these bars is so little, this easy and delicious dessert recipe can be made when you have something planned at the last minute. Plus, these bars stay fresh for several days if stored in an airtight jar at room temperature. They taste just as delicious straight from the fridge too. So it’s up to you how you want to eat them. Peanut butter dessert recipes are convenient to make because it’s inexpensive and available in every household. The best part is you can make these peanut butter homemade treats all year round because there is no seasonal factor to them.

For a more edgy twist in this recipe, you could add chopped walnuts, pecans or even roasted cashews or try adding seeds like pumpkin, sunflower, hemp, chia seeds to these bars. Maybe even add raisins or cranberries for a hint of natural sweetness and cut down on the honey to even out the sweetness. Always let the bars cool completely before you cut the dessert into little squares to achieve a perfect shape.

Peanut butter is cholesterol-free and very high in vitamin B6, which helps in maintaining blood sugar. You don't need a better excuse other than the nutrition in peanut butter, to bake more peanut butter dessert recipes. It's a great way of packing in all that peanut butter goodness into your family's well being. Anytime you buy peanut butter, always make sure to find the brand that has no extra additives like corn syrup, salt, canola or palm oil. Alternately, if you have the time, you can make peanut butter in your kitchen by blending roasted peanuts until the natural oil oozes and turns it into a smooth paste. You can store this peanut butter in your fridge and use it for a week. For a healthier option, you could substitute the semi-sweet chocolate chips with dark chocolate. When choosing the dark chocolate for this recipe, always go for a higher content of cocoa because of the higher the cocoa, the less processing it goes. The ideal percentage of dark chocolate is at least 70 percent or more. Dark chocolate is a fabulous source of antioxidants and improves cardiovascular health. It also contains a good amount of fiber and iron as well. When you break the dark chocolate, it has to make a 'snap' noise which ensures that the chocolate is still good. Try substituting more dark chocolate in your diet in the place of regular chocolate to achieve its maximum health benefits.

Thank you to Melissa Sperka at Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen recipe blog for sharing this Best Ever Crunchy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars recipe with us. Do check out Melissa’s blog for more easy dessert recipes or savory recipes with great ideas. This crunchy peanut butter bars recipe is simple as it sounds but tastes like a million bucks. Also, because it is a healthier dessert to indulge in moderation makes it the best choice from those desserts that are loaded with sugar. Make some for your friends and family today!

Nutrition Facts for: Crunchy No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars From Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen
Ingredients: Semi-sweet chocolate chips, creamy peanut butter, honey, unsalted butter, cornflakes.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 48 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 38, Calories from Fat 24, Total Fat 2.7g 4%, Saturated Fat 0.6g 3%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 37mg 2%, Potassium 38mg 1%, Carbohydrates 2.6g 1%, Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%, Sugars 0.7g, Protein 1.5g, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 0%, Iron 6%

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