The original version of this bar is one of my all time favorites. How can you go wrong with chocolate, peanut butter, crispy Special K cereal, and tons of sugar? Given our new found healthy living lifestyle eating bars like that isn't a frequent occurrence. That doesn't necessarily mean I will never eat the original version again, but try to make it a very infrequent indulgence. Not to say the Paleo version is necessarily healthy, but there isn't the guilt of eating a bunch of processed food and sugar.
So ever since the 4th of July where a friend of ours made the original version, I had the idea of wanting to try to find a healthier option. I will be the first one to admit that I'm not a baker and have never been one to make desserts. With cooking I don't mind experimenting and just throwing things together. With stuff like this though I have no idea how to balance flavors so I had to do a little research, so this recipe was found on The Paleo Mom's website. The ingredients listed below is a slight modification from hers, due to the bars being a little bit on the gooey side and a little bit on the sweet side. I think that could have been because we used a Justin's Maple Almond Butter, it was all we had in the house. So if you can try to find a plain almond butter to cut a little bit of that sweet, unless you really like sweet desserts.
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