Chocolate and Peanut Butter Trailbars

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Trailbars
Staff Writer

Gina Baker

.Many athletes will quickly recite to you their favorite protein or energy bar. While this one has not been sent to a lab or tested for performance, after many iterations this bar has become a favorite. I hope you love the divine combination of peanut butter and chocolate. After all, what’s not to love?

28
Servings
169
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

*Recommended to use fair trade chocolate

Ingredients

  • 2  Cups  oats
  • 1  Cup  granola
  • 1/2  Cup  almonds, chopped
  • 1/2  Cup  pretzels, broken
  • 1/3  Cup  dried dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1/2  Cup  coconut syrup
  • 1  Cup  peanut butter
  • 1/4  Cup  butter
  • 1  Cup  chocolate chips

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Press mixture into a lightly greased 9 inch by 13 inch pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, sprinkle the chocolate chips over the mixture and return to the oven for 2 minutes. Finish by spreading the softened chocolate chips into a thin layer covering the bars.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
25g
19%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
85µg
12%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
52mg
5%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
41µg
10%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
19mg
6%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
55mg
8%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
274mg
18%
Water
14g
1%

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.