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Healthy Crunch Bars

These Healthy Crunch Bars only require three ingredients and hardly any preparation time at all! We use dark chocolate which is known to be a powerful source of antioxidants. Bonus -- no need to stop by a specialty health food store; you can find everything at your local supermarket!
Course Dessert, Snack, treat
Cuisine American, Healthy, Vegetarian
Keyword Healthy Crunch Bars, Healthy Crunch Bars recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 bars (depending on how large you cut them)
Calories 90kcal
Author Chelsea Lords
Cost $4.12

Ingredients

Instructions

  • PREP: Line a bread pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang for easy removal.
  • BREAK RICE CAKES: In a medium-sized bowl, crumble rice cakes into small pieces with your hands.
  • MELT CHOCOLATE: In a microwave-safe bowl, add chopped chocolate bar and coconut oil. Microwave in bursts of 30 seconds, stirring in between each burst for 20 seconds until melted and smooth.
  • COMBINE: Use a spatula to scrape every bit of melted chocolate over the broken rice cakes. Now mix well until all of the broken rice cake pieces are well coated.
  • LET SET: Transfer the mixture to the bread pan and press into one even layer. Let set at room temperature or pop in the fridge until firm.
  • BREAK APART: Pull out the bark using the parchment paper overhang. Use your hands to break into pieces or a sharp knife to cut into bars. Enjoy!

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Notes

  1. Rice cakes: we're looking for plain (or lightly salted), full-sized rice cakes here. The only two ingredients in this are whole grain brown rice and salt (great to use if you have a lot of allergies or intolerances!).
  2. Dark chocolate: I am fully hooked on  Lindt dark chocolate bars with sea salt -- so good! And since there is salt added to this chocolate, there is no need to add any extra. Use whatever chocolate bar you like best, adding a pinch of salt if needed and keeping in mind the better the quality of chocolate, the better the flavor will be overall.
  3. Coconut oil: A little coconut or vegetable oil helps thin the chocolate helping it to go on the crumbled rice cakes smoother.
  4. Use a sharp, hot knife to cut the bars apart. I like to run a sharp knife under hot water, quickly dry it off, and then make a cut. Repeat for each cut.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 0.4mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 2mg