Peanut Butter-Chocolate Bars

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Peanut Butter-Chocolate BarsRecipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Kira Corbin

These homemade bars combine peanut butter and chocolate to make a tasty after-school treat. 

Serves 14 (serving size: 1 bar)

Ingredients

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1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup light agave nectar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups puffed barley cereal
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
2/3 cup dried mixed berries
1/3 cup dry-roasted salted peanuts
1/3 cup mini marshmallows
Cooking spray
2 ounces chopped bittersweet chocolate

Preparation

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 45 Minutes

Preheat oven to 350°. Combine peanut butter, agave nectar, olive oil, vanilla, and salt in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until bubbly. Combine cereal, oats, berries, peanuts, and marshmallows in a medium bowl. Pour peanut butter mixture over barley mixture; toss well to coat. Press into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until set. Place chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl; microwave at HIGH 30 seconds or until melted, stirring until smooth. Drizzle over bars. Cool completely in dish.

Created date

July 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 166
Fat 7.5 g
Satfat 1.8 g
Monofat 3.6 g
Polyfat 1.7 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrate 22 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 115 mg
Calcium 13 mg