Vegan Mofo 7: Peanut Butter & Jelly Chocolate Bars (or Bark)

Peanut Butter & Jelly Chocolate Bark An Unrefined Vegan

As much as I love how the salty creaminess of peanut butter whispers sweet nothings to the fruity innocence of jelly, it’s peanut butter and chocolate that really gets me hot and bothered.  PB & J is like the angel sitting demurely on my right shoulder; PB & chocolate is the oh-c’mon-you-know-you-want-to devil partying on my left.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups used to be my daily 3:00 pm fix.  I gave up vending machines and the lure of point-of-purchase candy displays years ago, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t break the law for a thick layer of peanut butter surrounded by deep, dark, melty chocolate.  Happily, the combination of chocolate and peanut butter has not been outlawed.  Yet.  Just in case, I’m quadrupling the recipe and storing the extra in my bug-out vehicle.

Again, from 29 Ways to Honor the Glory of Peanut Butter & Jelly… Number 7 on my list gets its inspiration from With Style and Grace’s recipe for Peanut Butter & Jelly Cups.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Chocolate Bars
Serves 8
Make your own decadent vegan chocolate bars (or bark) - swirled with peanut butter and dried fruit - with only four delicious ingredients.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
269 calories
30 g
0 g
18 g
4 g
10 g
61 g
6 g
24 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
61g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 269
Calories from Fat 156
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g
28%
Saturated Fat 10g
49%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 6mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 30g
10%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 24g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
2%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups vegan stevia-sweetened semi-sweet chocolate chips
  2. 1 tbsp. virgin coconut oil
  3. 1/2 cup dried, tart cherries, chopped
  4. ~1/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter
Instructions
  1. Line a quarter-sheet baking pan with parchment paper - or use rectangular-shaped silicon molds.
  2. Slowly melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a double-boiler. Pour the chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet and drop peanut butter by the spoonful onto the chocolate. Use a knife to drag the peanut butter into and around the melted chocolate. Press the dried cherries into the chocolate and refrigerate the whole mess until firm. Remove bars from molds or if using a baking sheet, break into pieces.
  3. Store in the refrigerator.
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calories
269
fat
18g
protein
4g
carbs
30g
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53 thoughts on “Vegan Mofo 7: Peanut Butter & Jelly Chocolate Bars (or Bark)

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  2. Cheerfully Vegan

    Oh, MAN!!! Now my stomach is grumbling and thinks it needs these! Good thing I’m already in bed with my tablet. They look amazing. I’ll bet raisins would work for ‘grape jelly,’ too. Mm, mm, mm.

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  3. biggsis

    Oh boy – I love it when it sounds awesome, is fast, easy and I have all the ingredients. I know, I’m pretty picky. Thanks!

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