Monday, June 6, 2011

Almost Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Peanuts are one of those problem foods so many people have to avoid.   When I originally made these bars, my aim was a sweet carob taste.   The flavor combinations in this recipe taste surprisingly close to peanut butter.  Even my husband, who doesn't usually like carob, loves these bars!


1 cup raw brazil nuts
1 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/3 cup carob powder
1/2 cup sunbutter
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
3/4 cup gluten free crispy rice cereal (I like Erewhon)


Place brazil nuts and sunflower seeds in a food processor with sharp blade attachment.  Process until a fine meal forms.  Add carob powder and process until mixed.  Add sunbutter and brown rice syrup and process until mixed well.  Transfer to a mixing bowl and stir rice cereal in with a spoon or fork.  Pour into an 8 x 8 inch square cake pan and pat down with the back of a spoon until smooth.  Cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours.  These bars taste best cold.  Source:

This post has been shared with Slightly Indulgent Tuesday.


  1. Yummy! I am totally bookmarking this recipe as it looks fantastic! Do you think I could use honey instead of brown rice syrup?

  2. Thanks Bean! Absolutely - honey would be great in this recipe. Healthier, too, if it's something you can tolerate.

  3. This is a great recipe! I have food sensitivities too, so your entire blog is inspirational for those dealing with managing special diets.

  4. Thank you for saying so! I appreciate it!

  5. This looks great - found it through pintrest.


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