These NO-BAKE BUCKWHEAT PEANUT BUTTER ENERGY BARS are vegan + gluten free. 3 ingredients + chocolate. Easy recipe for a healthy breakfast or snack.
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1 1/2cuppuffed buckwheat / oats / rice etc
1/3cuppeanut butter *
1/4cup+2 tbsp maple syrup or agave syrup **
1/3cupdark chocolate chipsoptional 70% cacao
chia seeds or flax seeds
Line an 8x8 inches baking pan with parchment paper.
Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and pour agave syrup and peanut butter.
Reduce heat to low and stir with a wooden spoon.
When the syrup and peanut butter are softened and melted, turn off the heat and add the puffed cereals.
Stir well to combine so that all puffed cereals will be covered with syrup and butter. Heat back on the heat for 30 seconds if necessary.(If you prefer, transfer the mixture to a high basin.)
Transfer the mixture to the baking pan and cover with another sheet of parchment paper (see photo). Press down well with your hands or with a spatula to make the mixture as compact as possible. It’s important it’s packed well or the bars can crumble when cutting.
Place in the refrigerator to cool for 5 <g class="gr_ gr_126 gr-alert gr_gramm undefined Punctuation only-del replaceWithoutSep" id="126" data-gr-id="126">minutes,</g> then cut into bars with a large-bladed knife or use a mold for cookies. (See photos).
If you're making the energy bars (not the cookie bars), drizzle the glaze over the mixture with a teaspoon. Let cool and cut into squares or bars.
You can warm up and compact the remaining dough (if you used the mold) or have it as granola.
For the chocolate glaze: Heat the chocolate in a bain-marie bath or the microwave for 30 seconds. Whisk and reheat until melted (see picture). Dip the cookie-like bars into the melted chocolate and let cool.
Store puffed buckwheat energy bars in a glass jar or container with lid in the refrigerator or in a cool place.
They remain fresh for 2 weeks in the fridge or 2 months in the freezer.
*You can sub with almond butter ** Use a certified gluten free malt syrup if needed.