Vegan Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bars

Love Life and Lollipops- Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bar

This vegan peanut butter and chocolate bar is the perfect late night snack. Last week I had a serious craving for peanut butter and chocolate that lasted for days.  I was totally craving dessert every night and didn't want to indulge too much, though the hunger and sweet tooth was nagging at me.  Finally I gave in and made a batch of these bad boys.  They were supereasy, about as healthy as it can get for dessert, and totally delish!

Here's how I did it:

1. I lined a casserole pan with parchment paper (next time I'd try for a 8x8 baking pan).

2. In the bowl of my mixer fitted with a whisk attachment I blended 1 cup of organic smooth peanut butter, 1/3 cup room temperature Earth Balance until smooth.

3. Add 1/3 cup brown rice syrup, 2 tablespoons agave nectar and mix again until smooth.

4. Then I added 1 2/3 cups brown rice crispy cereal and mixed until incorporated.

5. Then I added 1/3 cup granola (I used Cascadian Farms Oats and Honey) and mixed it all again until it was all evenly distributed.

6. Using wet fingers I pushed the mixture into the bottom of the pan in one even layer.  It looked like this:

You could eat this vegan peanut butter bar just like this without the chocolate and it would be so yum too.

7. Next over a double boiler melt 1 package of vegan chocolate chips (I used these).

8. When the chocolate is totally melted use a spatula to spread it over the top of the peanut butter mixture thickly.

9. Let it cool in the fridge for at least an hour (better though for 2-3) to let them set.  Serve them chilled or at room temperature!

I feel good giving Avi vegan peanut butter and chocolate bars as a dessert because they are healthy and free of refined sugars.