Chocolate and Peanut Butter Trailbars

Staff Writer
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Trailbars
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
227
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
18%
Sugar
12g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
18%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Protein
6g
12%
Carbs
27g
9%
Vitamin A
14µg
2%
Vitamin C
0.2mg
0.3%
Vitamin E
2mg
10%
Vitamin K
0.7µg
0.9%
Calcium
39mg
4%
Fiber
3g
12%
Folate (food)
26µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
26µg
7%
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
54mg
13%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
9%
Phosphorus
129mg
18%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
181mg
5%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
9.5%
Sodium
59mg
2%
Sugars, added
8g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
10.5%
Zinc
1mg
7%