Crispy Chocolate Smartie Bars

This one’s such a great recipe for the whole family, and kids will love getting involved in making these (secretly healthier) snack bars. A mixture of oats, rice crispies and bananas for a natural energy boost, with nut butter for good fats and chocolate thrown in for good measure alongside some no added sugar Smarties for a pop of colour, these treats would make a great after school / sport / exericse snack for young ones and adults alike.

Ingredients:

For the flapjack –

  • 250g oats (I used Flahavan’s)
  • 30g rice crispies
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter (I used Manilife)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (I used The Coconut Company)
  • 6 tablespoons maple syrup (I used Maple From Canada)
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 60g no added sugar Smarties (I used Hey Foodies)
  • Melted peanut butter, to drizzle

Make it!

  1. Mix together the oats, rice crispies and cocoa powder in a bowl.
  2. Melt the peanut butter, coconut oil and maple syrup then add in the mashed banana. Pour into the bowl and mix well together. Stir in most of the Smarties.
  3. Spread into a lined 9x9in baking tin and sprinkle over remaining Smarties. Bake at 180C for 15 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, cut into bars then allow to cool completely.
  4. Remove from the tin and place on a wire rack. Drizzle with peanut butter then enjoy!