Cherry Chocolate Bars

After working 70 hours last week, my boss gave me 3 comp days! So, I decided to use one to recover via a mommy day. Shipped my little man off to daycare, got my haircut, took my road bike in for a tune up (no more flat tires on rides), ran 9 miles, watched a romantic comedy, formatted photos on here and made these yummy breakfast snack bars!

WHOOP, WHOOP….I feel recharged!

The funny part about making these bars is somehow I managed to get honey all over my shirt. Since my hair is long, my hair got stuck in it too! Yah, so midway through the process I was washing honey out of my hair & changing shirts. Since I had a conditioning treatment done to my hair I am going to be stuck with honey hair for at least 48 hours. Good times!

Back to the bars, these are really good. In fact, I left a container of them out for my husband’s “Breaking Bad” date night and only two were left this morning! A dude’s approval is always a good sign, right? :)

Cherry Chocolate Bars
Serves 12
Spice up rice crispy treats by adding in dried cherries and chocolate!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 C Brown Rice Crispies
  2. 1 C Sunflower Seed Butter
  3. 1/2 C Honey
  4. 1/2 tsp Almond Extract
  5. 1/2 C Dried Cherries, chopped
  6. 1/2 C Sunflower Seeds
  7. 1/2 C Chocolate Chips (Enjoy Life)
  8. 1/2 C Sesame Seeds
Instructions
  1. Add sunflower seed butter (or another nut butter) & honey to medium saucepan. Cook over medium/high heat until ingredients are slightly boiling, stirring occasionally. Will take about 5-10 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat & stir in the almond extract.
  3. Add rice crispies, cherries, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and chocolate chips to large bowl.
  4. Pour sunflower seed mixture into the bowl & stir until everything is combined.
  5. Transfer mixture to a 9X9 cake pan. Press down firmly with parchment paper.
  6. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Cut into squares & ENJOY!
Notes
  1. Almond extract has almond oil in it, so if you are allergic to tree nuts substitute this with vanilla.
  2. If you do not have honey on hand, maple syrup or agave nectar will work.
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