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DIY Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

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Takeaway:

When you are looking for delicious recipes the whole family will enjoy, it can be difficult to know where to start. There are so many recipes out there. Some of them great. Some of them not so great. That is why these peanut butter chocolate bars are such an amazing find.

Are Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars Healthy?

There are many peanut butter recipes that are healthy. It depends on what kind of treat you are going for. These bars have 200 calories each and also pack some protein. Is there sugar, butter, and other ingredients that are not necessarily “healthy”? Sure. Everything in life should be about balance, though. 

The unsweetened cocoa powder used for the frosting helps this recipe to be healthier. Many recipes call for chocolate chips to be melted over the top. However, just replacing this one ingredient makes it a far healthier choice when you are looking for a family treat on the weekends or after a long week day.

Are Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars Vegan?

Peanut butter dessert recipes can be vegan if you choose to make some adjustments to the ingredients. Feel free to play around with this recipe to make it vegan and you will still have a delicious treat your entire family will love.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars vs Oatmeal Bars

Recipes with peanut butter are incredible. Recipes with oatmeal are incredible. This is why our recipe combines the best of both worlds. Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars that include oatmeal are an ideal combination you will not soon forget. 

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How to Make Dessert Bars

Dessert bar recipes are fairly simple to make. You just want to make sure you don’t over-bake them, so don’t be fooled by their appearance when you pull them out of the oven. They will look like they are not quite set. However, once you pull the pan out, they will continue to set as they cool down on top of the stove. 

Also, please note that while the recipe calls for ½ cup of peanut butter, you will actually need more than this. Additional peanut butter will be spread over the bars after they have baked in the oven and set on the stove. You can even consider replacing almond butter for peanut butter, if you prefer.

Other Dessert Bar Alternatives

If you are not feeling adventurous enough to play around with this recipe, you can look for other recipes that are better suited to your needs. Another favorite of ours is Homemade Peanut Brittle. There are also many vegan and gluten-free versions of treats like Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars and Peanut Butter Candy available with the quick touch of a Google search.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Bar

These peanut bar creations are one of our favorite peanut butter chocolate bars. With such a plethora of yummy options out there, that’s really a testament to how delicious they are.

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cooking Time:

22 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy is suggested)
  • 3/4 tbsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

Instructions:

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
Step 2: Mix together the sugar, brown sugar, and butter in a large mixing bowl.
Step 3: Add the vanilla extract, eggs, and peanut butter to the large bowl containing the already mixed sugar and butter, and blend everything together.
Step 4: Now, mix the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl. You will then add them to the large bowl containing the previous mixtures.
Step 5: Press the batter firmly into a greased 9×13” pan. You will want to bake it at 350 degrees for 17-21 minutes, being careful not to overcook it.
Step 6: Allow the bars to cool completely. Once they are cooled down and have had the chance to set, spread some peanut butter over the bars. You can add as little or as much as you like.

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Recipe

Calories

Total Fat

Cholesterol

Sodium

Potassium

Protein

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bar

200
9g
29mg
216mg
76mg
3g

Recipe

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bar

Calories

200

Total Fat

9g

Cholesterol

29mg

Sodium

216mg

Potassium

76mg

Protein

3g
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