Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Ever dreamed of eating something that resembles peanut butter ice cream, rice krispies, butterfinger and the most delicious crumble all at once? Ever dreamed this treat was healthy?

Well, today's your lucky day! All your dreams have come true. These peanut butter crunch bars are just that - healthy, delicious and taste like all of the above in some way.

The base is crunchy, sweet soft and has just a subtle flavor of peanut butter. The topping however, gives this treat its special kick! It takes the bars from a peanut butter flavored rice krispie sort-of treat to one that resembles your favorite (peanut butter) candy bar! It's smooth, sweet, sticky and well, you guessed it - peanut butter-y!

They take literally 30 minutes from start to finish, excluding chilling time. If you're too hungry to wait the 2 hours of chilling time, pop these in the freezer for 20-30 minutes and you could have these made from scratch to the final product in just an hour!

What are you waiting for?

For the crispy layer:
1 cup almond flour
1 1/2 cups crunchy cereal (cheerios, special K, rice krispies - I just used some lightly sweetened multigrain flakes)
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 tbsp agave nectar
4 tbsp creamy peanut butter, melted (I used Skippy so I'm not sure if this works with a more natural peanut butter)
1 tbsp coconut oil, melted

For the topping:
4 tbsp peanut butter, melted (don't use natural here!)
1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 tbsp agave nectar

Preheat the oven to 175 C. Line a small baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
In a food processor, pulse the almond flour and cereal until cereal just slightly until cereal has broken up a bit. You don't want to make a flour here! Pour this into a large bowl.
Add the remaining ingredients for the crispy layer and mix well to combine.
Press into the baking sheet and bake for around 15 minutes and until the top looks golden brown.
Let this cool.

Meanwhile, prepare the topping. Just mix up all the ingredients together!

When the bars have come to room temperature, pour/drizzle/spread the topping on the bars. Refrigerate the bars for at least 2 hours so the topping and bars have time to set.
Cut a huge square and enjoy with a cold glass of milk!

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