Friday, December 6, 2013

Sweet Marie Bars


I have very much enjoyed Christmas Cookie Week! It has been a busy week of experimenting with recipes and eating lots of sweet goodies. Friday being what I consider a more relaxing type of day, I am sharing a recipe that I previously posted two years ago.

Sweet Marie Bars are one of my favourite Christmas squares. They are gluten-free and dairy-free as well as delicious. They can be whipped together in a few minutes and they don’t need any baking. Plus, they are a combo of chocolate and peanut butter, just like the No Bake Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Balls I made for Wednesday's post.

If you are looking to get some holiday baking done, check out this week's recipes for Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chunk CookiesVegan Toffee Squares and Vegan Candy Cane Fudge. I hope that my Christmas Cookie Week posts have demonstrated how easy and tasty vegan (and gluten-free) desserts can be! Enjoy!

Sweet Marie Bars

by Joann MacDonald
Cook Time: none
Keywords: no bake dessert gluten-free vegan vegetarian squares
Ingredients
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup corn syrup or agave nectar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp margarine
  • ½ cup peanuts
  • 2 cups crispy rice cereal
  • Icing:
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp margarine
Instructions

Melt peanut butter, corn syrup, brown sugar and margarine in a medium pot, stirring until blended. Remove from heat. Stir in peanuts and cereal. Spread into a 9x9-inch pan. Melt the chocolate chips and margarine together in a pot or double boiler. Spread over the base. Allow icing to set in the fridge. Enjoy!
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16 comments:

  1. Yay, more recipes for me to make for Christmas gifts! Assuming I don't eat them all beforehand, like your coconut peanut cookies...!

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    1. These are honestly so simple, you can eat them and make more! ;)

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  2. These sound wonderful! My best friend and her family require gluten-free and dairy-free, so I'll bake these for them for Christmas.

    I've enjoyed #ChristmasCookies week!

    xo,
    Ricki Jill

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    1. Thanks! So kind of you to include your best friend and her family in your baking plans. They will certainly appreciate it. :)

      I have enjoyed the week too! Thanks for visiting Ricki Jill!

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  3. Is that date squares I see behind the sweet marie bars? Two of my favourites.

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    1. Good eye! Yes, those are date squares. :)

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  4. I've enjoyed participating this week with you! What a lovely bunch of treats we've come up with

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    1. Thanks Julie! I had fun with it too! Happy Holidays.

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  5. Seriously that's it! They are kind of like rice krispie squares with different ingredients. I'm going to have to give them a try. Yum.

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    1. Yes, they are super simple! The best kind. :)

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  6. I've never heard of marie bars but these would go down well with family over Christmas.

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    1. Yes Nikki, I think most people would enjoy these. ;)

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  7. These look great and super easy to make, my kind of recipe!

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    1. Me too! Easy, tasty = good combo. ;)

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