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
135
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
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
16g
12%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
28mg
3%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
6µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
6mg
2%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
19mg
3%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
154mg
10%
Water
9g
0%

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.