This Crunchy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars recipe and video post is sponsored by the Southern Peanut Growers.
We’re back again today with another peanut butter recipe… but this time it’s CRUNCHY peanut butter‘s chance to shine. These Crunchy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars are all the rage– perfect for a quick snack after school or work. Heck, they’re delicious for breakfast or to satisfy those late night PB and chocolate cravings.
There are days where I’m all about the creamy peanut butter (more PB drizzle please) and then days when I can totally be down with the crunchy peanut butter side… hello Crunchy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars, I’m looking at you.
These bars are like simply irresistible. So so good! I’m a snacker at heart, so I love having healthy snacks on hand that are ready for me so I don’t errrr find random pieces of chocolate (or chips) to nosh on when I’m feeling peckish.
Peckish. I heard this from a client once and it stuck. Do you ever get this way? It’s like you’re not tummy hungry, but a snack sounds good… and it’s better that you have healthy food on hand to eat so that you don’t end up picking at something that is lesser than?
Yep that’s me.
If you can relate you need to go and make these Crunchy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars. Like now.
So, are you on #TeamPBCrunchy or #TeamPBCreamy? Let me know in the comments below!
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Crunchy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 20 mins
- Total Time: 25 mins
- Yield: 9 bars 1x
These Crunchy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars are all the rage– perfect for a quick snack after school or work. Heck, they’re delicious for breakfast or to satisfy those late night PB and chocolate cravings.
- ½ cup Crunchy Natural Peanut Butter
- ¼ cup raw honey (or brown rice syrup)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups puffed rice cereal
- ¼ cup dried tart cherries
- ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Pinch of sea salt
- In a large bowl, stir together peanut butter, honey, and vanilla.
- Fold in rice cereal, tart cherries, chocolate chips and a pinch of salt.
- Line square pan with parchment paper and press mixture firmly into the pan.
- Place bars into the refrigerator to chill for 20 minutes.
- Cut into 9 pieces; store in airtight container in the refrigerator.
MORE PB SNACKS
Chocolate Peanut Butter Rocky Road Cookies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie
Oatmeal Raisin Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Christine - Jar Of Lemons says
These look SO good! Love that they’re crunchy, too. Perfect afternoon snack!
Deryn | Running on Real Food says
Love these. I need to have something like this on hand at all times! Otherwise who knows what I’d get in to! 😉 thanks for these.
You had me at peanut butter and chocolate!! These would be a favorite for sure!
Can never go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter! I know my entire family would love these!
You had me at chocolate and peanut butter! These look like an amazing snack for the kiddos, and of course me!
Such a perfect snack and so easy to make too! I love PB and chocolate…yum!
Yummy! These bars sound like a fantastic little snack! I love the texture!
Traci @ The Kitchen Girl says
This looks simple and delicious…love the puffed rice (I always have it in my pantry!) Thanks for sharing!
These sound like the perfect afternoon snack and look so good. Love the addition of cherries.