Easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

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This Easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars recipe is so decadent especially if you like devouring the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. This sweet combination makes such excellent healthy breakfast bars that you wouldn't mind waking up to these every day. These bars are made of quinoa and oats which are a healthy breakfast combination. Once you make these bars, you'll have nothing to regret because your breakfast will be taken care of. These bars are filled with chocolate chunks, creamy peanut butter, and a whole lot of other ingredients for extra protein that are very filling too. The flavors are so yummy that you just can't go wrong with this recipe. It is one of the most easy desserts recipes ever and refined sugar-free as well.

There are so many variations for making this recipe interesting. You can add all kinds of toasted and chopped nuts like almonds, cashews, walnuts, etc. to this recipe. You can also add pumpkin, sunflower, hemp seeds, chia seeds to these bars. Maybe even add raisins for natural sweetness and cut down on the honey to even out the sweetness. Dark chocolate is a potent source of antioxidants and improves cardiovascular health. It also contains a good amount of fiber and iron as well. Always remember when you break a dark chocolate bar, it has to make a 'snap' sound which ensures that the chocolate is still fresh. Try replacing more dark chocolate in your diet in the place of regular chocolate to achieve the maximum health benefits. Dark chocolate also helps with PMS blues for women.

Peanut butter dessert recipes are so convenient to make because it’s relatively inexpensive and pretty much any store sells it. Did you know that peanut butter is cholesterol free? Peanut butter is also very high in vitamin B6, an essential nutrient for our body. Try to buy the peanut butter that is in its pure form without any additives like corn syrup, salt, canola or palm oil. If your budget permits, try to invest in organic peanut butter, and you can buy a no-name brand at bulk stores at a much lower price. You can stock up organic peanut butter whenever you see a good sale around your local grocery stores, so you don't have to pay the full price. If you wish to make peanut butter on your own by blending roasted peanuts together until the natural oil oozes and turns it into a smooth paste. You can store this peanut butter in your fridge and use it up to a week.

Thank you to Beth at the ‘The First Year' food blog for sharing this Easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars recipe with us. Do check out Beth's blog for more easy dessert recipes and other great recipes for healthy breakfast bars. This Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars recipe is particularly tasty, wholesome and one-of-a-kind treats you can indulge every day in moderation because they're super healthy. Make some and enjoy with friends and family!

Nutrition Facts for: Easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars from The First Year

Ingredients: Oats, chocolate chips, quinoa, flaxseed, peanut butter, milk, honey.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet.* The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings.* Per Serving:Calories 464, Calories from Fat 193, Total Fat 21.4g 33%, Saturated Fat 6.7g 34%, Cholesterol 5mg 2%, Sodium 138mg 6%, Potassium 475mg 14%, Carbohydrates 55.9g 19%, Dietary Fiber 7.0g 28%, Sugars 20.4g, Protein 15.0g, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 8%, Iron 32%

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