Crunchy Chocolate Peanut Butter and Coconut Bars (#1503)

Serves
Ready
24
30
Minutes
Prep
Cook
5
Minutes
25
Minutes
Categories
Chocolate Desserts
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar packed
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter
  • 3 cups Crisp Rice Cereal prefer whole grain or brown rice
  • 1/2 cup Rolled Oats toasted in 350 F oven for 12 minutes
  • 1/4 cup Bran toasted, or wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup Ground Flax Seed
  • 1 cup Coconut, Shredded, Unsweetened (Desiccated) if using sweetened, omit the sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Instant Coffee powder
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips semi sweet
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Directions

  1. In a 2 quart saucepan, mix together honey and brown sugar.
  2. Cook under medium-high heat and stir until mixture comes to a full boil.
  3. Stir in peanut butter until well blended. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in cereal, oats, wheat bran or germ, ground flax seed, coconut flakes, instant coffee powder, chocolate chips and vanilla.
  5. Mix until well combined.
  6. Transfer mixture into an 9x9x2 inch pan lined with parchment paper or wax paper.
  7. Press firmly and chill for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  8. Cut into bars and enjoy.
  9. The bars can be kept in an air-tight container in the frige for up to a few weeks or in the freezer for up to months.
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