If a Snickers and a Mounds had a baby, it would taste like this—but our "candy bar" is much healthier than anything you can find in stores.
1 cup raw or roasted peanuts
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup chocolate chips
4 cups cooked sticky rice (such as calrose or jasmine
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon honey or molasses (if needed)
1. Reserve some peanuts, coconut, and chocolate chips for topping. Combine remaining peanuts and coconut plus rice, sugar, and salt in a food processor and pulse into a thick, crumbly paste. Add honey or molasses if mixture is dry. Add chocolate chips; pulse until they melt and combine into mixture.
2. Spread mixture evenly in a 9-inch-square baking pan and press to 1-inch thickness. Top with reserved peanuts coconut, and chocolate chips. Cool at room temperature for 1 hour before cutting into approximately 2-by-2-inch pieces.
Nutrition score per serving (1 bar): 161 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated), 22g carbs, 3g protein, 2g fiber, 26mg calcium, 1mg iron, 350mg sodium
Recipe provided by The Feed Zone Cookbook: Fast and Flavorful Food for Athletes