Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

  • 5MINS
  • 5MINS
  • Serves 16
  • 130KCAL

Chocolate and peanut butter are a dream combo! These crispy sweet treats are slimming friendly and perfect with a cuppa.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories130
  • Carbs18g
  • Protein2.5g
  • Fat5.3g
  • Saturates2.7g
  • Sugars12g

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

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Chocolate and peanut butter are just two of those ingredients that work so well together. The sweetness of the chocolate mixed with the savoury, slight saltiness of peanut butter, makes for a beautifully balanced flavour that’s irresistible and so moreish. 

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars are the best of all worlds – rich and chocolatey, with a crispy, crunchy bite to them. 

Best of all, they’re just 130 calories each, so you can enjoy one with your afternoon cup of tea and still work towards your slimming goals. 

Although it’s full of healthy fats, peanut butter is very high in calories – not always ideal if you’re looking for a slimming friendly snack. To keep the calories low for this recipe, we’ve used peanut butter powder, which is far lighter but just as full of flavour. 

These are so easy to make and perfect for when guests pop in. Whip up a batch and stick the kettle on! 

What diets is this Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars suitable for?

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars recipe is suitable for anyone on a gluten free diet. 

It can be made vegetarian as long as you swap out the marshmallows for a vegetarian version. 

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars recipe?

Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.

The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars?

You’ll need some peanut butter powder to make this recipe. With far fewer calories and less fat than traditional peanut butter, this powdered version is so handy when you want to make slimming friendly recipes. 

If you’re having difficulty finding it, it’s available on Amazon. 

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WOW!!! How amazing are these?!?!!?
I used dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate, the sweetness and bitterness are so complementary!! Love them!!
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Use a wet spoon to smooth crispies
When smoothing the crispies in your tin once the spoon gets sticky it can be hard to spread them out evenly. If you run your spoon under a tap so just slightly wet it makes it much easier to smooth the crispies down.
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So quick and easy to make these!
I used a sweet freedom syrup instead of sweetener as that’s what I had in the cupboard. I also used dark chocolate on top instead!

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This peanut butter powder from Amazon will come in handy for lots of different recipes. 

A 9 inch square tin like this one is the perfect size for making these Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars. 

How many calories are in these Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars?

There are 130 calories per portion in this Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. If you’re counting calories or following one of the popular diet plans like Weight Watchers, this recipe fits in perfectly!

NHS guidelines suggest men should aim for 2,500 calories per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and women require around 2000 calories. Each person has different calorie requirements depending on their goal, so you may want to adjust your daily calorie intake according to your own personal goal.

Step 1

Grease a 9 inch square tin with a little reduced fat spread and line with a square of greaseproof paper.

Step 2

Set a large saucepan on a medium heat and add the reduced fat spread, honey, cocoa powder, peanut butter powder and sweetener. Heat until everything has melted and is starting to bubble.

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Step 3

Remove from the heat and add the mini marshmallows and continue to stir until fully melted.

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Step 4

Add in the rice snap cereal and stir until all the cereal is coated.

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Step 5

Pour into the square tin and press down with the back of a metal spoon. Pop in the fridge whilst making the topping.

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For the top

Step 1

Place the milk chocolate into a small bowl and microwave in 30 second blasts until fully melted. Pour on top of the rice crisp cereal mixture and smooth into an even layer.

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Step 2

Add the peanut butter powder and water to a small bowl and stir until smooth. Drizzle over the top of the chocolate layer.

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Step 3

Pop in the fridge for a minimum of an hour until set. Cut into 16 squares and serve.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

What could I serve with these Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars?

Enjoy these delicious little treats as an afternoon snack with a cup of tea or coffee. If you’d like to put on a bit more of a spread, you could lay out a selection of afternoon tea treats, including some of the following:

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How do you know when Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars are cooked?

Other than melting some of the ingredients together, this recipe doesn’t need much cooking – which makes it so easy!

You will need to leave the mixture to set in the fridge for at least an hour before serving. It’s important that all of the chocolate has a chance to set, so it’ll hold its shape when you’re ready to cut it into individual bars. 

How long can you keep Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars in the fridge?

Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week – if they last that long! They’re hard to resist!

Can I freeze Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars?

This recipe isn’t suitable for freezing. 

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate and peanut butter are a dream combo! These crispy sweet treats are slimming friendly and perfect with a cuppa.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    5 MINS
  • KCals 130
  • Carbs 18G

Ingredients

For the bars

  • 100 g rice snap cereal
  • 40 g reduced fat spread plus a little extra for greasing
  • 50 g mini marshmallows
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter powder
  • 1 tbsp golden granulated sweetener

For the top

  • 200 g milk chocolate broken into squares
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter powder
  • 1 tbsp cold water

large mixing bowl

Small saucepan

9 inch square tin

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Instructions

  1. Grease a 9 inch square tin with a little reduced fat spread and line with a square of greaseproof paper.
  2. Set a large saucepan on a medium heat and add the reduced fat spread, honey, cocoa powder, peanut butter powder and sweetener. Heat until everything has melted and is starting to bubble.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the mini marshmallows and continue to stir until fully melted.
  4. Add in the rice snap cereal and stir until all the cereal is coated.
  5. Pour into the square tin and press down with the back of a metal spoon. Pop in the fridge whilst making the topping.
For the top
  1. Place the milk chocolate into a small bowl and microwave in 30 second blasts until fully melted. Pour on top of the rice crisp cereal mixture and smooth into an even layer.
  2. Add the peanut butter powder and water to a small bowl and stir until smooth. Drizzle over the top of the chocolate layer.
  3. Pop in the fridge for a minimum of an hour until set. Cut into 16 squares and serve.

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Serene SmithMonday 28th February 2022

Hi there, are you able to use brown sugar instead of sweetener. I know this was affect the calories etc but just want to know it’ll taste just as nice if we do 🙂

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    HollyTuesday 1st March 2022

    Hey Serene, yes you can swap the sweetener for sugar and it will still work the same it will just alter the calories as you have said. Hope that helps!

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ChicksMonday 17th January 2022

Do you use peanut butter powder because it’s lower in calories? Or is it a taste thing as well? Thanks

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    HollyTuesday 18th January 2022

    Hey, We use peanut butter powder as it has fewer calories this is because the majority of the fats have been removed in the powdering process. Hope that helps!

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Kelly AndersonSaturday 15th January 2022

Hi I’m a newbie,

So apologies in advance, what reduced fat spread do you recommend? And does it matter the type of honey?

Thanks in advance x

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    HollyMonday 17th January 2022

    Hey Kelly, any brand of reduced fat spread will work we sometimes use Flora Light but there are lots of other options. We use runny honey in most of our recipes unless otherwise stated. Hope that helps!

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AnnWednesday 29th December 2021

Hi, can you use smooth peanut butter instead of powder ?

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    HollyMonday 3rd January 2022

    Hey Ann, yes smooth peanut butter will work fine in this recipe you would just need to alter the calories accordingly. Hope that helps!

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