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Peanut butter, coconut and dark chocolate crispy bars.

Holly molly these Peanut butter, coconut and dark chocolate crispy bars are to die for. I need to have this in my pantry at all times. Granted they are dangerous but so so good.

Peanut butter, coconut and dark chocolate crispy bars.
What can I say about these Peanut butter, coconut and dark chocolate crispy bars? These are just sensational. Sorry to say but I do really think they are and so does my family!!

I got the recipe originally from these peanut butter and dark chocolate crispy bars I made a while ago, although I added a few more ingredients. While those were really good these are a bit different and still super good. Originally the bottom layer called for 1/2 cup of unrefined sugar but as suggested by a fellow blogger using 1/4 cup was sufficient. Much much better!!

These Peanut butter, coconut and dark chocolate crispy bars are a little bit more involved than the original version ones, but not much for that matter.

For the next time doing this, I will just do the bottom crispy part and keep it as a rice crispy treat. I have not done just a crispy treat yet in the blog so that will nice to have. I mean who doesn’t like rice crispy treats? especially when they are a bit healthier right?

Anyhow, I hope you get to try these bars. They are not that sweet at all, easy to make and really good.

Enjoy!!


Here you can see the bottom layer of the bars being mixed and padded down onto the square baking pan previously lined with foil paper. I did not grease the foil paper by the way!!

Coconut butter and peanut butter before and after being mixed. I made my own coconut butter by placing some coconut chips in the food processor. You can do the same with shredded coconut.

Here you have the coconut and peanut butter layer on the left and on the right you can see the last layer which is the dark chocolate chips that are already set. I placed the pan in the fridge for 20-30 minutes to speed up the process.

These bars are to die for. Next time I am just going to do the bottom layer as dark chocolate rice crispy treats. So simple and so yummy. The kids would love them.

Peanut butter, coconut and dark chocolate crispy bars.

Keep the bars in the fridge other wise the middle coconut and peanut butter layer would become soft. Nothing wrong with that though but they will get messy!!

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Peanut butter, coconut and dark chocolate crispy bars.

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 18-20 pieces

Ingredients:

Bottom layer
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 1/4 cups brown rice cereal
1/4 cup flax seed meal
1/2 cup regular rolled oats
1 tablespoon dark cocoa powder

Middle layer

3/4 cup coconut butter, you can also used coconut chips or shredded coconut to make it
3/4 cup peanut butter

Top layer

1 1 /2 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions:

In a sauce pan, at low heat, combine honey and peanut butter. Heat for about 1-2 minutes stirring to dissolve the peanut butter. Remove from heat and add cereal, oats, dark cocoa powder and flax seed meal. Press into a 8x8 square baking pan lined with foil like in the picture.

If you are making your coconut butter, blend the coconut chips (or shredded coconut) in a food processor until it resembles butter consistency (you probably need about 2 cups of the chips to make 3/4 cup of coconut butter). Transfer to a bowl and add the peanut butter and combine.

Pour mixture over the dark chocolate crispy part and place in the refrigerator until it sets, about 1 hour or so.

Melt chocolate in a medium bowl over a saucepan over boiling water (double boiler method). Stir until smooth and spread melted chocolate over the coconut butter mixture.

Let cool to set chocolate. I normally put it in the fridge for 20-30 minutes until chocolate is almost set but not so hard that it will brake when cutting the squares. Lift out of the pan, remove foil and cut into small bars or squares. Store in the refrigerator.

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Nutrition facts calculated based on the recipe giving 18 pieces.

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18 Responses to “Peanut butter, coconut and dark chocolate crispy bars.”

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    Honey — April 24, 2012 @ 3:46 am

    oh my these look heavenly. love the pb and coconut combo, it’s perfect. you did a really good job with the layers.. it’s so neat.

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    simran — April 24, 2012 @ 4:46 am

    awesome!!!!!i want some now!these look really really good.

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    myFudo — April 24, 2012 @ 5:02 am

    I was with my nephew reading this blog and we had exactly the same thought bubble : “We have to make this definitely” Thanks for sharing…Page, bookmarked!

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    Jay — April 24, 2012 @ 10:15 am

    super yummmy…thanks for sharing dear..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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    Texanerin — April 24, 2012 @ 7:54 pm

    Nooo! You went and messed with my favorite recipe ever! Just kidding. :) I’m sure these are also yummy! I love that they have a peanut butter layer. You know I will be trying these out for sure. I just made granola bars and wish I had seen these first. :(

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    Heidi — April 25, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

    Ahhh, these look incredible! I don’t make things like this often, my hubby doesn’t really like chocolate and there are peanut allergies in the extended family, but they look so awesome. I need to look for an opportunity to try these to share otherwise I think I’d eat them all :D

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    Cooking Rookie — April 27, 2012 @ 6:23 am

    They look soooo good! Love those swirls in the ganache :-)

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    baking.serendipity — April 30, 2012 @ 3:22 am

    These are over the top! I especially love the dark chocolate in the crispies…such a simple adaptation :)

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    Texanerin — May 1, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

    YUM! I made them and they’re insanely delicious. I don’t know which version I prefer. I don’t even like coconut but I keep coming back for these. Even my husband liked them and he doesn’t “like cocoa.” :D

    • eatgood4life.blogspot.com — May 3rd, 2012 @ 9:31 pm

      Super cool….I did too like them a lot, I think I prefer these ones. Next time I will decrease the sugar even more :-)

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    Rachel — May 3, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

    Oh yum! I love anything peanut butter and chocolate! I’m definitely making these!

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Sarah — December 1, 2013 @ 10:50 am

    You mention sugar in your description… but in the recipe itself you only mention honey. Is there an ingredient missing?

    • Miryam@eatgood4life — December 1st, 2013 @ 10:51 am

      No, it is honey that I used. I will fix that now. Thanks for letting me know :-)

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    Stacy — March 22, 2014 @ 3:47 pm

    OOOhhhhhh……I think I may swap out the peanut butter and do a caramel layer and use Biscoff for the base. A true party for my tastebuds!

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    Emma — April 12, 2014 @ 3:36 am

    Just made these for a bbq I am hosting tomorrow. They are amazing. I don’t think I will serve them at all. I also made the chili brownies, which is a go-to for me. Can’t wait to share with everyone!

    • Miryam@eatgood4life — April 12th, 2014 @ 6:45 pm

      That is terrific, I hope they are a success :-) Thanks for stopping by.

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    Emma — April 17, 2014 @ 2:14 pm

    I did make these bars with one substitution. I melted unsweetened chocolate in a Maria bath and added a litle bit of honey and salt for the top layer. Didn’t have any chocolate chips on hand!

    • Miryam@eatgood4life — April 17th, 2014 @ 2:24 pm

      That sounds great. I think even better than the original :-)

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