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Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars

Adapted slightly from Food Faith Fitness

Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #PB #oats #breakfast #chocolate #recipe

Oh dear foodie friends, I did it! After 4 months, I am within 1 lb. of my weight-loss goal. Some people might say I should wait to celebrate until I’m there, but (a couple pounds ago) one of my friends looked at me like it’s time to stop … I said I only want to lose a few more pounds and then I’ll go into maintenance mode. Really, I will …

So that got me thinking: what does maintenance mode look like? I think it involves some of the more indulgent things that I love and have been severely reducing like peanut butter and chocolate …

Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #PB #oats #breakfast #chocolate #recipe

When I saw these peanut butter chocolate bars from Food Faith Fitnesss, I was more than intrigued, I was mesmerized. I felt deserving of a decedent (yet kinda sorta still healthy) breakfast. It’s a little like eating Reese’s for breakfast, but in a soft and ooey gooey good cookie-bar form.

THE perfect celebratory food, in my humble opinion.  This is an amazing achievement and well worthy of a peanut butter chocolate celebration

Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 9 - 15 servings

Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup oat flour (ground oats), plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup powdered peanut butter (I used PB2)
  • 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • For the top: 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray a 9x9x2 inch square baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Put the peanut butter in a large mixing bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds to soften it. Stir in the honey, then the vanilla and egg until well mixed.
  3. Add the dry ingredients and stir to mix, then stir in the milk, then the peanuts & dark chocolate chips. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.
  4. Bake at 350 F. for 20 - 25 minutes or until the edges are nicely browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Notes

RECIPE SOURCE: http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #PB #oats #breakfast #chocolate #recipe

This recipe was shared at Foodie Friends Friday, Sunday Fitness & FoodClever Chicks Bloghop, Let’s Get Real and Hearth & Soul Bloghop.

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7 Responses

  1. Those look so indulgent! I may just have to whip up a batch. I love sweet stuff for breakfast – not likely a good weight loss tactic, but what’s the point of living if you can’t enjoy it? I like the post with all the photos. Well done!
    Visiting from #letsgetrealsocial.

    May 1, 2016 at 6:42 am

    • Ann

      Thanks Jessica! They really are … I had to take them to work and share with my coworkers to keep from eating them all myself. Everyone who tasted them couldn’t believe there wasn’t any wheat flour in the recipe.

      May 1, 2016 at 2:38 pm

  2. My kids will love, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and featuring on this week’s hop.

    May 2, 2016 at 2:57 pm

  3. Yummy!!! Those look so good. Peanut butter and chocolate are both loves of mine. I could never give them up! I’ve been on a bit of a binge lately with combining the two. I can’t seem to get enough peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. These would be a great way to spice things up a bit!

    May 3, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    • Ann

      Hi Gina, I am totally with you! How can you get enough peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies? These are even easier, in bar form, and a bit healthier too. Thanks so much for your kind comment.

      May 3, 2016 at 9:42 pm

  4. My mouth is watering looking at the photographs and reading this recipe! What a wonderful breakfast treat! Thank you for sharing your Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

    May 4, 2016 at 1:13 pm

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