Since I changed the way I eat desserts, one thing I missed was chocolate crispy nests. This is a post that is a little late for easter, I know, but it was around that time that it got me thinking about how to make better versions of crispy nests. These could definitely work for Easter nests, but to keep it seasonal, we’ll just go for crispy bars instead.
They are quick and easy to make, which makes it perfect for a quick chocolate fix. But free from gluten, dairy, egg, and refined-sugar, it is pretty much a winner. They taste quite rich too which is good, as you wouldn’t want to have too many at once. Though better for you in terms of your blood sugar, they still contain calories and fats. Good fats from the peanuts and coconut oil, but still, you don’t want to have too many. So I like to make a batch and then keep them in a tub in the fridge. The perfect thing is that the kids will eat them, but dark chocolate isn’t their preference. So they are never too fussed about eating them – more for me!
So if you’d like to make some yourself, here is how:
Chocolate Crispy Bars
Ingredients to make around 12:
For the base:
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 6 tbsp maple syrup
- 70g brown rice puffs
For the middle layer:
- 85g raw dark chocolate
- 200g peanut butter
For the chocolate top layer:
- 85g raw dark chocolate
- 1/2 tsp maple syrup
- 4 tbsp coconut oil
What to do:
- Line a square baking tray with greaseproof paper, or a little extra coconut oil.
- For the base, melt the coconut oil and maple syrup together in a pan or in small increments in a microwave. When melted, pour into a large bowl and stir in the brown rice puffs. When well mixed, pour into the prepared baking tray and press down firmly, using the back of a spoon or the heel of your hand. Leave to set
- For the middle layer, melt together the peanut butter and chocolate. Stir until smooth and then remove from the heat to cool. When cooled, pour over the base and hen leave to set int eh fridge.
- For the top chocolate layer, melt the chocolate, syrup and coconut oil, stirring until smooth. When melted, remove from the heat and leave to cool. Then as long as the middle layer has set, put over the chocolate topping. Leave to cool in the fridge for around an hour.
This will keep int he fridge for around three or four days, so perfect to make and then enjoy for the rest of the week.
Would love to hear if you give it a go!
Oh these look so good! I want to make some now (and by make I mean eat of course)
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Oh I think I need to try these, they sound super scrummy!
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I was very intrigued by the idea of healthy chocolate treats! These look great and my kids don’t really like dark chocolate so I’d get to enjoy them.
Is it wrong that I want to get up and make some of these RIGHT NOW (it’s 00:29 though, so not a practical time to be using the kitchen). They look absolutely delicious, and I love that they’re both chocolately and healthy. I’m definitely going to have to have a go at making them soon 🙂
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Oh these look lovely and pretty simple to make too! x
Oh wow, these are perfect! I gave up refined sugar for 18 months… but then my resolve broke and I am struggling to give up my sweet tooth. I will definitely be giving these a go!
Oooh these look lovely – definitely on my must try list x x
These sound and look delicious!!
My daughter loves making Rice Krispie cakes so this looks like a great healthy alternative. X
They sound really delicious. I like the idea of the middle layer – it could be used for millionnaires shortbread middle layer for those who are allergic to milk!
These both look and sound delicious! Definitely saved the recipe to try 🙂
These little babies look amazing. 100% my kind of treat!
These looks great, and I like easy baking!
Oh gosh! These look absolutely delicious! I think my son might be able to have these too (he has a milk allergy). xx
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These look delish!
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They look yummy! Might have to try and make them over the summer holidays with James!
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This sound sooo good. I can’t wait to make them. I love a crispy cake!
wow they look so yummy will be making some of these soon
Sounds delicious. Will have to try out. My mum makes something similar but uses crushed digestive instead of rice puffs and calls it slab 🙂