In case you haven’t figured it out already, I’m a busy lady. With kids. Two kids. Two hungry kids. And one hungry mama. That means we love to eat and often need a quick option.
Something that has at least some nutritional value. Something that tastes good. Something that kids will want to eat. Something that we can grab and eat quickly on one of our many hurried mornings or afternoons.
Enter Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars.
That’s a mouthful. A mouthful you will want to take. I promise you they are good. They have chocolate. They have peanut butter. They are like a little treat, but still reasonable enough to hand off to the kids for a quick snack on occasion. And made with almost all natural ingredients because, as Attune Foods states, “What matters most is what’s inside”.
Amen, Attune. Amen. And thank you for making that easier with so many great products! We love you in the Reale household – from your New Morning graham crackers to your Uncle Sam Strawberry Fields cereal to your chocolate probiotic bars. We’re big fans!
But back to the peanut butter. And chocolate. And CHOCOLATE CRISPY RICE CEREAL!
Flashback to childhood! Oh, don’t you miss the Cocoa Crispies eating days? Well wish no more. Pour yourself a bowl while whipping up a batch of these bars. You won’t be sorry.
Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: ZERO! (no-bake bars!)
Chill Time: at least 2 hours
- 1 1/2 cups Erewhon Cocoa Crispy Brown Rice Cereal from Attune Foods
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup chopped peanuts
- 1/4 cup other optional mix-ins of choice like dried fruit or shredded coconut
Spray an 8×8 dish lightly with cooking spray or line with waxed paper.
Mix the brown rice cereal and rolled oats together in a large bowl. Melt the honey and peanut butter together over low heat in a small saucepan. When the peanut butter and honey are a smooth consistency, stir in the vanilla. Pour the honey/peanut butter mixture over the oats/cereal mix. Combine well. Add in the chocolate chips, chopped peanuts, and/or other mix-ins of choice. Stir until evenly combined. Pour into the 8×8 dish and press down firmly. Chill in refrigerator until set – at least 2 hours. Cut into 12 bars. Wrap up individually and store for a delicious and fast snack or a light dessert option!
What is a throwback to childhood food you still like to enjoy? Ever tried anything from Attune?
A huge THANK YOU to Attune Foods for contributing prizes for this week’s Best Body Bootcamp! THREE winners will receive a three-pack of one of Attune Foods’ cereal lines. Be sure to check out all their great products, recipes, and more at their website and follow them on Twitter and Facebook.