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Chili Chocolate Bars

Chili Chocolate Bars

“The only balanced diet you can ever have is when you have desserts in both hands.”
For the love of desserts and healthy food, let’s put a healthy and tasty twist to chocolate bars- presenting High protein Chili Chocolate Bars.

High Protein Chocolate Bars

Watching Vikas Khanna’s Persimmon Chili Cobbler recipe, I decided to make a healthy dessert. And no desert is ever complete without chocolate. I REPEAT, NO DESERT IS EVER COMPLETE WITHOUT CHOCOLATE.

For my #Foodventure I decided to throw in some dark chocolate, oats, my favourite- peanut butter and some chilies (YES I SAID CHILIES); and make chili chocolate bars.  Chilies and chocolate bring out each other’s richness.

Foodventures desserts with a twist


2/3 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup peanut butter (I used the crunchy one)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp chili powder (You can also try other forms of chilies)
1/4 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt ( optional and to taste)
3 cups quick cook oats (I used Quaker oats)
1 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Line a pan with aluminium foil, spray with cooking spray/butter; set aside.
  2. Combine corn syrup, peanut butter, brown sugar, and heat for 2 minutes
  3. Add vanilla, cocoa, optional salt, and whisk to mix.
  4. Add oats and stir.
  5. Add 3/4 cup chocolate chips and stir to combine. The mixture is warm and chips will likely begin to melt, which is okay but the less stirring, the less melting. Reserve remaining 1/4 cup chips.
  6. Put the mixture into prepared pan (Step 1) and pack it down with a spatula.
  7. Evenly sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips and very lightly tap them down with a spatula.
  8. Cover pan with a sheet of foil and place pan in the freezer for at least 1 hour. Check if the bars have set up, if not, keep it for longer.
  9. Once the mixture has set up, cut it into bars.
  10. Wrap them in plastic wraps and store in refrigerator.

(Yields: 10 granola bars)

This recipe is high on protein, fiber and antioxidants; and will make the perfect mid meal munchie.

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Time to become adventurous and share your #foodventure recipe with us, and you could get a chance to be in a #Foodventure video with either Vikas Khanna or Vir Sanghvi!

Which is your favourite dessert with a twist? Head to and tell us. Like I always say, eat healthy! But with a twist this time. J

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