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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Fudge Bars with Pepitas

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.
 

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