Buddy Bars

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Buddy Bars are a dessert bar recipe that will keep you in the kitchen making loads of them because you and the kids will be gobbling them up as fast as you can produce them. This is a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe that our web site creator and blogger beefs up to a more cookie bar consistency, loads with peanut butter and a whopping two cups worth of chocolate chips! This will be a peanut buttery, chocolate-y treat that you will love to give the kids, and the kids will love to eat. There are ways to make this little snack more nutritious, if you want. For example, use the chocolate chips that you can get that are produced with 70 per cent cocoa. Those chips contain less sugar, and are high in nutrients that chocolate provides. Chocolate is a great anti-oxidant and can help to improve your over all health. Chocolate lowers heart disease, offers you some fiber, loads of iron, magnesium, copper and manganese.

Peanut butter is another nutrition store house. And there is plenty of peanut butter called for in this dessert bar recipe. To get the most nutrition out of peanuts and peanut butter, buy organic varieties that do not include sugar or salt. Peanuts contain plenty of monounsaturated fats, which are the so called good fats our body craves. Monounsaturated fats can help to lower cholesterol levels substantially. And, these fats will help fill the tummies of kids, which are hard to keep full with all their activities. Peanuts are also rich in vitamins, such as Vitamin E, niacin and folate, as well as protein. Peanuts contain resveratrol, the anti-oxidant found in red wine and grapes. Peanuts also contain oleic acid, the fat also found in olive oil, and peanuts are now known to be as rich in anti-oxidants as many of the fruits we eat, including black berries and strawberries. Peanuts are good for your heart and help to reduce heart attack, stroke and related cardiovascular diseases. So eat your peanuts!

So this dessert bar recipe can be as rich with good nutrition as you choose it to be. Use high chocolate content chocolate, and pure peanut butter (plain or crunchy, as you and the kids prefer) and you can have a pretty nutritious snack for the kids. It also contains sugar that is true, but that perhaps less healthful ingredient is off set by the goodness of what you can add through the peanut butter and chocolate. This is also a very easy dessert recipe to make, one that the kids can help to pull together. It is even easy enough for your older upcoming baker to possibly make by him or her self.

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