Peanut Butter and Chocolate Fudge Bars with Pepitas

These fudge square are filled with delicious surprises like dried cherries and puffed rice cereal for a crispy, fun crunch.
By Katie Oberwager

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I love the crispy texture the puffed rice gives these bars! They rival any rice krispy treat and are like a healthier chocolate peanut butter fudge.

These bars are:

Fudgy
Chocolatety
Sweet
Salty
Crispy

I don’t know what else I can say to convince you to get in the kitchen immediately and make these bars. I stuck half the batch in the freezer to keep them out of site, out of mind. Who am I kidding, though? I know they are in there…

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Fudge with Pepitas
 
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These fudge square are filled with delicious surprises like dried cherries and puffed rice cereal for a crispy, fun crunch.
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Recipe Type: Dessert
Serves: 12 squares
Ingredients
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips, melted
  • ⅓ cup raw pepitas
  • ⅓ heaping cup dried cherries
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 and ½ cups puffed rice cereal (rice krispies)
Instructions
  1. Line a 6x6 pan with parchment paper.
  2. Add all ingredients except puffed rice cereal to a large bowl and mix to combine. Once combined, add in puffed rice ½ cup at a time and fold to combine.
  3. Pour mixture into the pan and press down with the back of a spoon to smooth.
  4. Place in fridge for 30 min-1 hour to set and store in the fridge or freezer.

 

Katie Oberwager

I started 24 Carrot Life after becoming obsessed with food blogs and wanting to show that eating healthy can be fun, simple, and delicious. Although I do not follow a specific diet, I experiment a lot with different styles of eating, always focusing on real and whole ingredients. Come follow along as I dirty up the kitchen!

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