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Peanut Butter-Chocolate Bars

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Kira Corbin

Hands-on time 15 mins
Total time 45 mins
Yield

Serves 14 (serving size: 1 bar)

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.