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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cereal Bars Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

These chocolate peanut butter cereal bars are about to become your new favourite treat. You'll love that they are gluten free, dairy free, vegan and refined sugar free too!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy cereal bars, healthy chocolate bars, plant based
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 367 kcal

Ingredients

Cereal Layer

  • 3 cups cereal
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup

Peanut Butter Layer

  • 3/4 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter such as cashew butter)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch sea salt

Chocolate Layer

  • 9 oz chocolate

Instructions

Cereal Layer

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F

  2. Add the cereal to your food processor and blend until you have a flour like consistency (I like to leave some chunks for more texture)

  3. Transfer the cereal flour to a bowl and add the other cereal layer ingredients. Stir well until you have a sticky consistency

  4. Line an 8" x 8 baking dish with parchment paper and transfer the cereal layer to the pan. Press down evenly until you have an even layer. Bake for 12 minutes and then cool for a few minutes

Peanut Butter Layer

  1. While the cereal layer is cooling, place a small or medium pot on the stove and add the peanut butter layer ingredients. Heat on low heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently to combine all the ingredients until they are smooth

  2. Pour the peanut butter layer over the cereal layer and then place the pan in the freezer for 2 hours, to harden the peanut butter layer

  3. Once the peanut butter layer has hardened, remove the pan from the freezer and pull the parchment paper out of the pan with the bars on it. Cut the bars into 12 pieces (or as many as you like)

Chocolate Layer

  1. Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe dish by heating it on high in 30 second intervals until melted

  2. Place each bar into the melted chocolate and cover it completely in the chocolate. Then return the bar to the pan and lean it on the edge of the pan. When all the bars are coated in chocolate, place the pan back in the freezer for 5 minutes to harden the chocolate

Recipe Notes

  1. Store these bars in the fridge in an air tight container for up to 14 days
  2. Instead of peanut butter you could use another nut or seed butter such as cashew butter or sunflower seed butter
  3. The nutritional information for these cereal bars will vary depending on the type of cereal, peanut butter and chocolate that you use. 
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cereal Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 367 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Sodium 138mg6%
Potassium 242mg7%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.