Crunch bars with a delightful mix of crispy rice cereal and rich, smooth chocolate are a treat for the soul. With a hint of nuttiness from peanut butter, these bars promise both taste and texture in every bite. Here’s how to whip up your own batch:
3 cups crispy rice cereal
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter (or any nut/seed butter of your choice)
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil (or grass-fed butter as a substitute)
Preparation: Begin by lining an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
Cereal: Place the crispy rice cereal in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
Melting Ingredients: In a microwave-safe bowl (or using a saucepan on the stovetop), combine chocolate chips, peanut butter, maple syrup, and coconut oil. Heat until the chocolate chips have melted.
Mix: Whisk the mixture until it becomes silky and smooth. Then, pour it over the crispy rice cereal. Ensure that the cereal is evenly coated with the chocolate mixture.
Set: Transfer the chocolate-coated cereal into the prepared baking dish. Spread it evenly and refrigerate for at least an hour, or until it firms up.
Serve: Once set, remove from the fridge and cut into bars.