No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars recipe is so decadent especially if you like devouring the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. This sweet combination makes such excellent healthy breakfast bars that you wouldn't mind waking up to these every day. These bars are filled with chocolate chunks, creamy peanut butter, chia seeds for extra protein and are very filling too. The flavors are so yummy that you just can't go wrong with this recipe. It is one of the most easy desserts recipes ever and free of refined sugar. You can serve these bars with a bit of Greek yogurt or cut fruits on the side to make your breakfast wholesome and healthy. Make these little pieces of peanut butter heaven any time of the year you want. They are pretty versatile and one of the easy Peanut butter dessert recipes you can make.

There are so many variations for making this recipe interesting. You can add all kinds of toasted and chopped nuts like almonds, cashews, walnuts, etc. to this recipe. You can also add pumpkin, sunflower, hemp seeds to these bars. Maybe even add raisins for natural sweetness and cut down on the maple syrup to even out the sweetness. Dark chocolate is a potent 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' sound which ensures that the chocolate is still fresh. Try replacing dark chocolate in your diet more often in the place of regular chocolate to achieve the maximum health benefits. Dark chocolate also helps with PMS blues for women.

Peanut butter dessert recipes are so convenient to make because peanut butter is fairly inexpensive. Peanut butter is cholesterol free which is a huge relief, and it is also very high in vitamin B6. Try to buy the peanut butter that is in pure form without any additives like corn syrup, salt, canola or palm oil. If your budget permits, try to invest in organic peanut butter, and you can buy a no-name brand at bulk stores at a lower price. It is a good idea to stock up organic peanut butter when you see a good sale around your local grocery stores. Alternately, if you have the time you can make peanut butter in your kitchen by blending roasted peanuts together until the natural oil oozes and turns it into a smooth paste. You can store this peanut butter in your fridge and use it up to a week.

Nutrition Facts for: No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars from Joyful Healthy Eats

Ingredients: Old fashioned rolled oats, ground flax seed, unsweetened coconut flakes, pecans, peanut butter, maple syrup, dark chocolate, chia seeds, cinnamon,salt.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving: Calories 74, Calories from Fat 38, Total Fat 4.2g 6%, Saturated Fat 0.9g 5%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 1mg 0%

Potassium 64mg 2%, Carbohydrates 8.1g 3%, Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8%, Sugars 0.3g, Protein 2.0g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 1% ,Iron 7%

Thank you to Krista at the ‘Joyful Healthy Eats' food blog for sharing this irresistible No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars recipe with us. Do check out Krista's blog for more easy dessert recipes and other great recipes for healthy breakfast bars. This Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars recipe is particularly tasty and one-of-a-kind treats you can indulge every day in moderation because they're super healthy. Make some today and enjoy with friends and family!**

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