Chocolate · Desserts · Easy · Gluten Free · No Bake · Snacks · Sweets · Uncategorized

“Grown Up” Candy Bars

So, I know a lot of people are really into Halloween. And, I’ll admit, I think it’s pretty fun when you’re a kid and the school day consists of a Halloween party, and then you go home to get free candy all night until you crash from a sugar high. I mean that’s LIVING THE LIFE 👌. 

But, now that I’m older, I’m not really a fan of the holiday – I hate being scared, I’m not a big partier, and I actually don’t like a lot of the conventional Halloween candies anymore. BUT, I will eat copious amounts of chocolate whenever I get the chance, and Halloween is one of the times when this kind of behavior ~socially acceptable~

So I guess Halloween isn’t that bad after all…



These bars can easily be made vegan by using vegan chocolate chips or you can use the same chocolate recipe as my Vegan Pumpkin Spice Truffles 🙂


“Grown Up” Candy Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (I used betterbodyfoods)
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter (I used Justin’s)
  • Scant 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ~1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (I used Ghiradelli 60%)
  • Sea salt for sprinkling on top 

Directions:

  1. Line a 9×9 dish with parchment paper or nonstick foil.
  2. Add the oats and chia seeds to a medium sized bowl and mix together. Set aside.
  3. Over medium heat, combine the peanut butter, vanilla, and honey/maple syrup in a skillet until blended together in an even mixture.
  4. Pour the peanut butter mixture into the bowl with the oats and chia, and mix until all the oats are covered in the peanut butter mixture,
  5. Press the peanut-oat mixture into your 9×9 pan and place in the refrigerator while you melt the chocolate.
  6. After your chocolate is melted, pour it over the peanut-oat mixture and spread evenly.
  7. Sprinkle some sea salt on top and place the bars back in the fridge until the chocolate hardens.
  8. Cut into bars or squares and enjoy!


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