Thursday, August 21, 2014

Recipe: Peanut Butter No Bake Bars

When the kids are home for the summer, they like to snack.  Finding something that is sweet, easy and pretty healthy is a challenge.  Recently, we experimented with these bars.  The recipe is very flexible.  No peanut butter or peanuts? Use almond butter and/or toasted almonds. No graham crackers? Use matza or saltines.  The original recipe called for corn syrup, but I used agave syrup for a much better sweetener.  The best part was that the kids made it themselves!

  • 3/4 cup agave syrup
  • 3/4 cup natural, organic creamy peanut butter
  • 12 graham crackers (enough to fill a small cookie sheet
  • 1 cup mini or regular chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup slightly chopped salted and roasted peanuts
  1. In sauce pan heat the agave syrup and peanut butter until smooth and a little bubbly
  2. Line a small cookie sheet with parchment paper (a must for easy clean up) and spread half of the mixture evenly over the paper
  3. Place the graham crackers or what ever cracker base you choose on top of the mixture so they are touching and look like one big cracker
  4. Pour the rest of the sticky mixture over the crackers evenly
  5. Sprinkle chocolate chip and nut toppings over the top of this
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 7 to 8 minutes
  7. Let cool a bit, then refrigerate until solid
  8. Break into pieces 
  9. We stored them in the freezer for a crunchy cool snack
Stay healthy & well,

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