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No Bake Clean Eating Peanut Butter Chocolate Crispy Bars

No Bake Clean Eating Peanut Butter Chocolate Crispy Bars

These No Bake Clean Eating Peanut Butter Chocolate Crispy Bars are a play off one of the most popular recipe posts on New Nostalgia. That post is called Best Recipe I’ve Ever Messed Up has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.

I’m feeling like a proud peacock because I took the base of that recipe and came up with another delicious recipe that you are going to LOVE! These bars are to die for!

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Top “Less Healthy” Recipes From New Nostalgia 2011

Just trust me on this…these are funky awesome!
After looking high and low, I finally found my go to Pot Roast recipe.  I make this on special occasions for the family.
These are flaky, tender, deliciousness.  My kids devour them.
Kettle Corn Crispie Bars
They are crunchy, gooey, chewy, buttery, salty/sweet, chocolate-y squares of heaven. 

This recipe is quite healthy, if you are a meat eater.  
Taste of home!
This is moist, dense but light at the same time.  The pureed strawberries make it.
These beauties are made with a box mix, frosting mix, and jarred caramel sauce.  Easy!

Kettle Corn Crispie Bars

My mother-in-law served these Kettle Corn Crispie Bars at our last family get-together. They were AWESOME.  They are crunchy, gooey, chewy, buttery, salty/sweet, chocolate-y squares of heaven.  Yes, I ate them, despite the sugar and dairy.  I’m a 90/10 vegan, and boy, were these worth taking up my entire 10.  They actually took more than my 10 because she sent some home with me.  I gave one bar to my husband and ATE the last 4 within a day.  Yes, I even hid them from the rest of the family.  These bars are naughty I tell ya and make you do naughty things.  Enjoy!
{had to show you the beautiful bottom of the bar. Isn’t that a beautiful bottom?}
Kettle Corn Crispie Bars
8 cups popped kettle corn (kernals removed!)
One 8 ounce pkg chocolate covered toffee pieces
1 cup pecans, chopped
2/3 cup light corn syrup
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
5 TBS butter
3 TBS granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
12 ounce pkg semisweet chocolate pieces, melted
1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
1 -2 tsp coarse sea salt
Line a 13x9x2 pan with foil, overlapping the edges of pan.
Toss kettle corn, toffee pieces and pecans in a large bowl
Caramel sauce:
Combine syrup, sugars and butter.
Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly.
Reduce heat and boil gently uncovered for 6 to 8 minutes until sauce is a light golden brown.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla

Pour over kettle corn mixture. Stir to coat.
Transfer to prepared pan, pressing firmly with back of spoon
Spread melted chocolate over top.
Lift out and cut into bars
If you like, drizzle with caramel topping and sprinkle with salt (yes, you’d like!)
Chill 45 to  60 minutes to set.
Makes 20 to 24 bars
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Butterscotch Bars For Father’s Day

Butterscotch Bars–
5 ingredients.
5 minutes to make.
25 minutes to bake.
=35 minutes for a simple, thoughtful and yummy Father’s Day gift.

My father-in-law loves Oatmeal Scotchies (ya know, the oatmeal cookies with the butterscotch chips in them?).  They are super good, but he is pretty health conscious, so I thought I would try something a bit different with healthful ingredients in mind, but still with a buttery, butterscotch flavor.  I’ve been eyeing this 5 ingredient recipe for Butterscotch Bars from Heavenly Homemakers for awhile now,  and hoped they would taste as good as she made them sound.  Well, of course they do–after all, it is a Heavenly Homemakers recipe, and she never disappoints.

Now, when I say healthful, I do not mean eat- a-whole-pan-in-one-sitting kind of healthful.  They do have a cup of butter in them, so they are not low calorie.  What I mean is that they are made with healthful ingredients that are not artificial, and contain ingredients that are beneficial to the body. (example-fiber from the whole wheat flour, protein from the eggs)

My husband was heading out the door to meet his dad and brother for dinner and a movie, when I stopped him and pleaded for him to wait a few minutes so I could finish up the bars.  I got that look from my husband, the look that said “you know my dad is a stickler for punctuality, please hurry!”  Well, my patient husband waited for me to package these pretty, and in turn was 5 minutes late to dinner on Father’s day.  Oops. 🙁  Hopefully a little package of still-warm-from-the -oven Butterscotch Bars will make it all ok. 🙂  I dearly love my father-in-law, and I am so very thankful for his influence on my husbands life, my life and my children’s lives.  I love you, Don! (I’m smiling.  It is good he does not read my blog, that PDVA -public display of verbal affection-would make him roll his eyes.  You know the type, tries to be grizzly on the outside but everyone knows he is teddy on the inside-love it)

To be quite honest, I am feeling pretty overwhelmed with gratitude on this Father’s Day.  I have been so blessed to have an amazing husband who is such a great dad to our girls, a super loving, giving and involved father-in-law, and my own daddy, whom I know loves me, has done so much for me, and reads my blog despite most of the content being of little interest to a guy like him-now that is love, huh? (miss you dad, hope you are having a GREAT time in Wisconsin!)  I. AM. BLESSED.

On to the recipe…
it is easy and really yummy.  It is bursting with buttery goodness and a bit on the gooey side–yum. I’m wondering if it would be just as good with a little less butter in it.  I may try that next time.

Easy Butterscotch Bars
1 cup butter, melted
11/2 cups sucanat (pure cane sugar)
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
11/2 cups whole wheat flour

Stir butter and sucanat together.  Add eggs and vanilla, mixing well.  Add whole wheat flour and mix until well combined.  Pour batter into a 9×13 inch pan ( I greased mine)  Bake 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
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Chewy Chocolate Oatmeal Bars – The Best Recipe I’ve Ever Messed Up


Chocolate Oatmeal Bars Close Ups

Hmm, what to call this chocolate bar recipe? I kind of messed up a chewy granola bar recipe and ended up with absolutely awesome oatmeal, chocolate, peanut butter heaven! How is that for a name?


The Recipe Search for Chewy Chocolate Bars

I’ve been on the lookout for a gooey, chewy granola bar recipe. I checked out some of my favorite sites, and I should have known Heavenly Homemaker’s has been on the same hunt. She, too, wanted one with no corn syrup, and of course, she came up with one. It is one I really want to try again so I can do it right and experience her true recipe, but oh my, am I glad I messed it up because the concoction it made was DELISH!


Two Amazing Recipes for Chewy No-Bake Bars

So you can experience both, I will give you my “oh so good, messed up version”, then I will post her chewy granola bar recipe. I’ll try it again soon and can’t wait. I tasted the mixture after adding the oats and before adding the last cup of my “combination” and it was peanut buttery goodness.


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