One of my family’s favorite desserts are candy bars.  My favorite is our Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Bar.  I love these because not only are they super simple to make but I cut them into bite sized pieces and they are the perfect popable dessert.  The only problem…my son does not like peanuts or peanut butter.  He does however love chocolate so I whipped up this delicious chocolate cherry inspired candy bar.  They were a big hit and are now my new favorite candy bar!

~Sarah

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Line an 8 x 8 glass dish with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a food processor or powerful blender.
  3. Process the mixture for 3-5 minutes.  You should have a thick, mostly smooth dough.
  4. Transfer the mixture to your prepared glass dish and using a spatula gently press down on the mixture to form an even layer.
  5. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes.  Remove and cut into 1 1/2 by 4 inch sized candy bars.
  6. Wrap each candy bar in plastic wrap and store in the fridge until ready to eat.

Nutritional Info:

Makes 10 candy bars.

Serving size 1 candy bar.

Nutrients per serving:  Calories: 352, Cal. from Fat: 161.5, Total Fat: 18g, Sat. Fat: 3g, Carbs: 43.5g, Fiber: 6.5g, Sugars: 30.5g, Protein: 9g, Sodium: 1mg, Chol: 0mg

Notes:

Leftover candy bars will keep in the fridge for up to 1 month.  You can also freeze them for longer term storage.

For a gluten free candy bar make sure to use gluten free chocolate chips.

I actually like to cut these bars up into smaller pieces that I can pop into my mouth after a meal.  I cut each bar up into 6 equal pieces and end up with 60 popable treats.

 

 

 

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