Crunchy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

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This crunchy no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars recipe is sure to be a favorite. There are so many delicious flavors that come together in this no bake treat with a decadent crunch and drenched in chocolaty goodness. This is a peanut butter dessert recipe you can make just before the guests arrive. The prep time for this easy peanut butter bars recipe is fairly simple and doesn't take a lot of time either. In just a little time you can create this no-bake treat that you are sure to try again. And if there are any bars left you can store them in the fridge in a sealed container for up to two weeks. Peanut butter dessert recipes are so convenient because most people already have it in their kitchen cabinets, plus it's inexpensive to buy. You will want to make these little pieces of peanut butter heaven any time of the year you want. The good news is that this no-bake treat is healthier too because there is no added white sugar in this easy and delicious recipe except for honey that is added as a sweetener. You can buy some local honey from your farmers market for a little-added touch. This is the perfect no bake treat to enjoy with your morning cup of coffee.

One tip that is important to remember when it comes to making this peanut butter dessert recipe is always to let the peanut butter bars cool completely before you cut the no bake treat into little squares to achieve a perfect shape. Peanut butter is a cholesterol-free spread that is very high in vitamin B6, which helps to maintain blood sugar. You don't need a better excuse other than the nutrition in peanut butter, to make this no-bake treat. It's a great way of packing in all that peanut butter goodness into your family's day. Anytime you buy peanut butter; you want to make sure to find a peanut brand that has no extra additives like corn syrup, canola oil, salt, or palm oil. Alternately, if you have the time, you can also make some homemade peanut butter of your own in your kitchen by blending roasted peanuts together until they are smooth and creamy, or maybe you want to make some crunchy peanut butter. For homemade peanut butter, you can store it in your fridge and enjoy all that nutrition in peanut butter without the bad ingredients.

For a healthier option in this no bake treat, you can add dark chocolate with a cacao content of more than or of at least 70 percent, instead of the semi-sweet chocolate chips. Using dark chocolate will give this no bake treat a whole new taste that you are sure to love. Dark chocolate chips have less sugar and undergo less processing and yield maximum health benefits. The reason that dark chocolate is better for you than semi-sweet chocolate is because of the added antioxidants in the chocolate. For this no-bake treat, you could also add in some chopped walnuts, roasted cashews, or pecans. You might even consider adding in some seeds like pumpkin, hemp, sunflower, or chia seeds.

This is just one of the peanut butter dessert recipes you will find on Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen food blog. On the site, you will find other no bake treats, easy and delicious dessert and peanut butter dessert recipes. You will also find main dish recipes, appetizers, drink recipes, side dish idea and so much more. You can enjoy these healthy bars every day in moderation because they are super healthy. Make some for your family and friends. **

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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