28 June 2010

Peanut Butter Bliss Bars

Peanut Butter Bliss Bars
created by Snacking Squirrel

2 cups oats
2 cups puffed rice
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup chopped peanuts
1/2 teaspoon guar gum
1/2 teaspoon salt

Step A: Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl

1.5 cups peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup apple sauce
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup coconut

Step B: Mix wet ingredients together in a separate bowl

Adam's Crunchy Peanut Butter

Step C: Combine wet and dry ingredients 
together (works best if you use your hands)

Important: Save a little less than half of this 
mixture for later to be used as your crumble topping

 Step D: Press the mix firmly into a greased baking pan

Step E: Bake in a preheated oven at 325 F for 20 minutes

Let crust cool as you prepare the filling...

1/4 cup soy butter or margarine
2 tablespoons soy milk

Step F: Melt in a pot over medium-low heat and stir

Step G: Pour over cooled crust and spread with a spatula

Step H: While the chocolate is setting, place the remaining oat crumble on non-
stick baking paper before placing back into the oven @ 325 F for 10-20 minutes 

Step I: Press baked crumble on top, refrigerate, cut, and eat!


My mom asked me to make her something for a luncheon
 at her workplace. She didn't realize i'd happily hide away
 in my kitchen all day and bake up something so creative

I almost had a heart-attack when I tried one. It's one of those sit-
down-and-let-your-brain-chemicals-bubble kind of bars!


Jess - Healthy Exposures said... [reply]

oh my worrrd, these look heavenly!! my kinda peanut butter-y dessert, and coconut too! can't go wrong :) do you think the guar gum could be omitted?

Anonymous said... [reply]

ha ha... you know if you ever need someone to take all your baked goods off your hands, you know where to send them... ;)

Christina said... [reply]

those look so freaking good!!

Lindsay said... [reply]

Goodness gracious! those look good! They combine so many of my favorite things.

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

Now that is a thing of beauty! Perfect combination!

Cassie said... [reply]

I just bookmarked these to make soon! Delicious looking!

Anonymous said... [reply]

I totally believe the heart attack thing... These look to. die. for. Nut butter, chocolate, and oats? That's a no fail combo right there.

Crystal said... [reply]

My boyfriend makes a different version of those. They are absolutely delicious!

Clean Eating Chelsey said... [reply]

You may email me at any time to ask for my address to send me one of these bad boys. No need to thank me for offering my services. :)

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said... [reply]

ooooh you told me these were coming - and all I can say....AMAZING!!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe - I will have to give these a try for sure :))))))))

Anonymous said... [reply]

ooh wow, these look amazing!!1 i'm getting hungry looking at these haha..i want to try!

Averie @ Averie Cooks said... [reply]

Can I tell you that these freakin look offfff the chainnnnn girl!!!!! omg! Vegan AND GF (well the spelt can be subbed out) and amazing!!

Love that they use 1 c of coconut flour. I have a TON and that stuff multiplies, i swear :) so great way to use it up!

Anonymous said... [reply]

These sound so great, with all the amazing ingredients!
Maybe I shall make them soon, tnx for the recipe )

Anonymous said... [reply]

THESE ARE AMAZING GIRL!! i need these ASAP ! thank you very much!! Hehe :)

Meg said... [reply]

You had me at "peanut butter" ;)

Anonymous said... [reply]

These look so good Kelsey! I love your decadent desserts...you are awesome in that department (and every other department for that matter).
I wish I were so creative and talented in the kitchen but my stuff never turns out quite right. That's why I keep it usually keep it simple. This doesn't look overly complicated though. Maybe I could try it. Love this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said... [reply]

YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU are a genius. I bet this would taste real good with ANY nut butter too. Oh man. Too bad I don't have much of a decadent-dessert sweet tooth, but I can definitely appreciate picture-candy. :-) And, of course, your culinary genius.

Your Mom's lucky luncheon mates are going to SWOOOON. :-)


XO Aletheia

Monet said... [reply]

These look so amazing! I have so many friends that would adore these. I would have a hard time eating just one.

Anonymous said... [reply]

These look so good, but I am pretty sure I would eat them all, so I will have to refrain from making them. :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

ahhh yummmmyyyy, i wanna make these asap!! love the combo of nut butter AND chocolate (and puffed rice makes allll bars taste better, i swear!)

Anonymous said... [reply]

omg kels you're making me so hungry! lol
wanna come bake for me? i liked the look of those gf/vegan nanaimo bars. i absolutely ADORE nanaimo bars.. they used to be one of my alltime favourites :)

i can't believe how quickly you recovered from your wisdom teeth removal. i think i was laid up for nearly a week when i had mine out! you must be a super woman ;)

Anonymous said... [reply]

OMG- I don´t think I have to say more :) it´s my birthday tomorrow and I´m still trying to decide if and which cake I want to bake- woahh... I think I may just made up my mind :)

thanx girlie!!!

xoxo Mel

alex said... [reply]

oh jeez....that bar looks a little nuts! hahaha I just made a pun and had no idea!

Joanne said... [reply]

I hope you realize how dangerously delicious these look. I would have killed to attend your mom's luncheon.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Thank you so much for your lovely words on my blog...I really can't tell you how much good your kindness has done me :)
My goodness, that bar looks SO GOOD!!!!!
I am a peanut butter fiend at the moment, so this recipe looks perfect :D

Simply Life said... [reply]

yum! those bars look amazing!

Kittie said... [reply]

Wow, those look fantastic!

Chelsea said... [reply]

These look amaze-balls! You always post the BEST dessert recipes! :D

Anonymous said... [reply]

Really all I can say about this post is YUMMM!

Katie ♥ said... [reply]

THESE LOOK AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bet your mom loved these for her work luncheon! I love how you love yummy brownies and you know when they are good, you are too cute!!!

These look to die for, seriously could not have these in my house, would be gone!!


Anonymous said... [reply]

These look so decadent, as all of your desserts do. Do you make up your own baking recipes? That requires skill.

Megan D said... [reply]

Okay, I have to make these immediately. I'm having friends visit this weekend so maybe I can make some for them! Yayy thank you for the awesome recipe! xoxo

Anonymous said... [reply]

I'm not a huge PB fan, but these look great!

Allie said... [reply]

Oh my wow. Those look awesomeee!

Anonymous said... [reply]

those. look. amazing.
come here and bake those for me? please? ;)

Anonymous said... [reply]

That definitely looks like it was worth all the effort - insulin worthy for sure! :D

Anonymous said... [reply]

The strawberry was just amazing! What can I say? hahah

Heather Iacobacci-Miller said... [reply]

Holy cow those look freaking awesome.

Anonymous said... [reply]

These should be a giveaway...just saying.

Anonymous said... [reply]

OK..... so BLISS is right!!!! Those look amazing! I bet they were a hit!!!!!
My goal is to one day try those........
You are just so awesome, by the way..... did you know how amazingly wonderful you are??

Anonymous said... [reply]

Those things look amazing! I want to eat my computer screen right now! Hahhaa

Anonymous said... [reply]

This looks amazing. I'm making it as soon as I get home to CA.

Krista said... [reply]

Kelsey, these look/sound off the charts! But what is guar gum and do I absolutely need it for the recipe?

Anonymous said... [reply]

oh wow! These DO look blissful! :) These bars are right up my alley. I'm going to have to make them ASAP. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

Lawyer Loves Lunch said... [reply]

The hubster is a huge fan of peanut butter and I'm a huge fan of dessert in general so this recipe is pretty much perfect :)

Autumn @ Good Eats Girl said... [reply]

These look AMAZING! The ingredients all sound wonderful! I need to make these soon!

Erin said... [reply]

This is exactly the recipe I've been looking for!! Thanks!

Erica said... [reply]

oh my. Amazing much? I love that there is puffed rice in it too- love that stuff

Anonymous said... [reply]

I'm glad you're feeling better and posting things like this for us to try ;) looooove chocolate and peanut butter!!!

Justine said... [reply]

Naturally I would read this before I leave for my dentist apointment. :)
Those look/sound fantastic! I wish I had enough time to whip skme up before my family reunion this weekend!

Anonymous said... [reply]

I could totally get down with of those. Thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said... [reply]

That looks delicious, but I must say that I have never heard of cocnut flour before?!!!! I have to look for it!

Anonymous said... [reply]

These bars look AMAZING!!!!

Unknown said... [reply]

Holy smokes those look amazing! Definitely want to make thos soon!!!!

Anonymous said... [reply]

You so need to do a giveaway of your goodies! You'd have a serious blog traffic jam lol!

Anonymous said... [reply]

holy good moly!!!!!!! if i made these i would be frikin set for snacktimes for a week! hmm...wonder if it would work with almonds and almond butter? i guess it would... need to conquer that fear...

thank YOU SO MUCH for the comment on my blog, it really helped me :) :) :) :)

and ps---- guess who is having sweet potatoes in the future.... <3

Anonymous said... [reply]

Oh my word!! You are a genius!! I am bookmarking this page immediately. Do you have any brilliant suggestions for a substitute for the oats? My tummy doesn't do well with oats...otherwise, these look perfect. Your photography is incredible as well. Well done, Lady.

Katie said... [reply]

Um, yum. Those do look blissful! I'll take a panful, please!

Anonymous said... [reply]

your bars are my hero

Anonymous said... [reply]

Bliss is right. This look fantastic. Love the photography as well :)

Laury@TheFitnessDish said... [reply]


Thanks for the recipe!!!!

Can't WAIT to try them!!!!

Anonymous said... [reply]

look at that pile of ingredients! you're incredible for making them into bars. I'm intimidated by the sight of them

Christina Butter said... [reply]

You're such a good daughter! Whenever my mom asks me to make something for the office I always wait til the last minute and make something boring.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Wow, those look just too good, I think I would have to eat up the whole thing!

lynn said... [reply]

wow! i'm planning on making something similar this weekend and your pix are very inspirational. i hope mine turn out just as beautiful!

Adrien said... [reply]

Sending this on to my dad- I think he'll love them- and I'll love to eat them once he's made them!

Love your pig shots- I miss those guys, I'm going to have to get on my bike again soon!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Just bookmarked this! Looks delicious! :)

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said... [reply]

Oh Kelsey..you get me in so much trouble at work. I always see your unbelievable looking treats and can't focus on my job. Now I'm dreaming of bars.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Ooooh those bars definitely look BLISSFUL!! You've got me drooling over them now! xoxo

Anonymous said... [reply]

Amazing! Oats and chocolate, that 's something I can get used to :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

Hey Kelsey...Taste of Home is having a recipe contest and one of the categories is Gluten-Free! You should totally enter and WIN!

Unknown said... [reply]

omgggg girl you just mixed together all the things that make me *swoon*

These look absolutely delish!

Anonymous said... [reply]

WOW! Those look absolutely AMAZING! I wanted to eat them right off the page.

Thanks for checking in on me girl! Really means a lot : ) Life's been pretty crazy lately- was back to bad habits for a little there but I'm getting back on track! I just had a great 2 days off of work and went home to see my parents. I feel great now though



Mitri said... [reply]

Thanks for your comment & well-wishing, Miz Squirrel! ;)

I gotta say, I don't think I know anyone who makes as crazy good-looking desserts as you do!!!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Funny, I just made PB bars too! Only mine were Pb&J and not even remotely healthy like yours haha. I might have to try yours next, they look amaaaazing.

Anonymous said... [reply]

These bars look amazing, and what a good treat for the 4th of july weekend!

Sarah said... [reply]

Oh my word, these look too good to be true! I'm the only one in my house who likes peanut butter in baked goods; shame, more for me!

Sara said... [reply]

Uh, wow, these bars look so awesome. And the ingredients are so easy! I'm definitely making these soon! :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

M'mmmmmm this is my cup of tea... you are so generous in ingredients! I love peanut butter !

Anonymous said... [reply]

Um, wow. These look INCREDIBLE. I'm so glad they're vegan! I may have to sub the coconut flour and spelt though, considering I don't have any. :P I can't wait to make these... or better yet, you could make some and send them to me! hahaha, just kidding, just kidding. :) Thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said... [reply]

That recipe looks amazing!! Just saw you won Averie's granola giveaway but linking this post! :) Congrats girl! xoxo

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