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Vegan Caramel Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

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Recipe slighty altered from Kathy Patalsky’s Peanut Butter Caramel Bars
makes about 20 small cubes

Ingredients:
Crust-
2 cups cereal (I used Barbara’s Multigrain Spoonfuls because that’s all I had on me. Nature’s Path Heritage Flakes or crunchy maple/vanilla sunrise would also work nicely!)
1 Tbs agave nectar
1 Tbs brown rice syrup (or other liquid sweetener)
1 tsp melted coconut oil

Caramel Peanut Butter Layer-
1 cup peanut butter (I added some cacao to my homemade peanut butter which is why in the photos the peanut butter layer looks dark)
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup agave syrup

Chocolate layer:
1 cup vegan chocolate chips
1 Tbs coconut oil
1/2 cup brown rice crisp cereal

Directions:
1. Prepare a baking dish (something fairly small; I used a square 7 x 7). Lightly oil the dish and place a piece of partchment paper across the bottom (just make sure the partchment paper covers the entire bottom; it doesn’t need to cover the sides).

2.Place the cereal in a blender and blend until you get a fine texture. Pour the cereal in a bowl with the brown rice syrup and melted coconut oil. Mix until thoroughly combined. Press the crumby mixture into the bottom of the baking dish.

3. Combine all of the caramel peanut butter ingredients in a small microwaveable bowl. Heat for 1 minute. Remove from the microwave and whisk the ingredients together until you have a nice smooth creamy caramel. Pour the caramel over top the crust layer and place in the freezer for 20 minutes (or until the caramel has set and is firm to the touch).

4. Place the chocolate chips and 1 Tbs of coconut oil in a microwaveable bowl and heat for 1 minute. Remove and stir. Microwave for 20 more seconds and stir again until all of the chocolate chips are melted. Pour over top the caramel layer and add the brown rice crisps. Smooth out the chocolate with a spatula until it is evenly distributed over top the caramel and all of the brown rice crisps are covered in chocolate. Freeze for 30 minutes.

5. Once the chocolate has firmed up, cut into 20 even squares and you can stop drooling and finally enjoy this incredible treat!

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(lol, don’t judge my wonderfully polished white nails).

One comment on “Vegan Caramel Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

  1. Pingback: Vegan Caramel Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch Bars | Shine On Beautiful

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