Hey there, how are you? Whether you are a one or two person household or ten person household, mornings tend to be busy if you have work, school or other obligations. Can Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Bars be for breakfast? Oh yes! Are they healthy? Yes! Tell me more!
Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Bars are:
- No baking
- Easy prep… like 5 minutes! (Can you handle it? I sure can!)
- Stays together like, well, you know…peanut butter and chocolate 🙂
- sweet and a bit salty
- Superfood good for you…dark chocolate 🙂
- Good for you oats
- vegan, you betcha!
- no refined sugar- Yippee!
- No flour, so yes, gluten free
- added protein and healthy omegas from hemp hearts
- only 5 ingredients!
If you have a peanut allergy, use almond butter instead. I used one of my favorite type of peanut butter spreads. It is a combo of peanut butter and coconut from Earth Balance. I love the flavor. Any type of regular peanut butter or almond butter will work. If you’re peanut butter doesn’t have salt, add a coupe of pinches. I’ve added good for us hemp hearts. Which are hulled hemp seeds, these have omega 6 and omega 3 with lots of protein. A bit of natural maple syrup for sweetness was drizzled in too.
A bit of peanut butter will be melted with the dark chocolate, I used Guittard extra dark as it doesn’t have dairy. Also, add in a touch of coconut oil…zip these in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir and spread on top of the peanuty oat layer.
It’s so much healthier than a peanut butter cup and it can be breakfast or munchie anytime… like right now..you’re mark get set go!
‘What are you currently eating for breakfast?
Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Bars
Peanut Oat Layer
- 1 Cup Smooth peanut coconut butter spread Or peanut /almond butter, smooth
- 1/3 Cup Pure maple syrup
- 1 Cup Oats, gluten free
- 2 Tablespoons Hemp hearts (Hulled hemp seeds)
Dark Chocolate Peanut Topping
- 1/2 Cup Guittard extra dark chocolate chips
- 3 Tablespoons Peanut coconut butter spread Or peanut/almond butter
- 2 Teaspoons Coconut oil
Line 9x5x3 loaf pan with parchment paper or wax paper, cut slits in 4-corners down to bottom edge of pan.
Put peanut butter spread and maple syrup in medium size microwaveable bowl. Microwave on high for 30-45 seconds until thin and warm.
Mix well, add oats and hemp hearts, stir to combine.
Spread in bottom of parchment papered loaf pan, smooth with rubber spatula.
Dark Chocolate Peanut Topping
In smaller microwaveable bowl heat for 30 seconds on high, chocolate chips, rest of peanut butter spread and coconut oil. Stir well to combine, as you stir the chocolate chips will finish melting. Spread evenly over the peanut oat layer.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes to one hour. 9 you may freeze for 20 minutes instead). Lift the parchment paper filled bars up and out of the loaf pan. Cut bars in 10 equal slices. Keep refrigerated until ready to eat especially if room is warm. Enjoy!
If your peanut butter is salt-Free, add a couple of pinches of salt to the peanut oat mixture.