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Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

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These easy no-bake chocolate peanut butter oatmeal bars are easy to make and delicious!
Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

This recipe for Chocolate Oatmeal Bars is not only delicious, but it is a no-bake recipe, which makes it an easy and quick one to make with the kids, although it involves the use of a stove. The ingredients are easy to find and probably in your cupboard already, so grab the kids and make these scrumptious and healthy bars tonight!

Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

What’s In A No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bar?

All you need are these easy-to-find ingredients:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Rolled oats
  • Chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter
  • Peanuts (for topping, optional)
  • Salt

Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

How Do I Make No-Bake Chocolate And Peanut Butter Oat Bars?

  1. In a medium-sized pot or saucepan, over medium-low heat, melt the butter with the sugar until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Mix in 3 tbsp of peanut butter, vanilla extract, the oats, and a pinch of salt. Cook for 2-3 minutes until everything is well combined. Set aside.
  3. Use parchment paper to line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan and spoon ⅔ of the oatmeal mixture into the pan. Using a spatula or your hands, spread it evenly over the bottom of the pan.
  4. Meat the chocolate chips with ⅓ cup of peanut butter in the microwave until smooth (start with 30 seconds and add 15 seconds at a time mixing before each time), and spread this mixture evenly over the oats.
  5. Sprinkle the reserved ⅓ cup of oatmeal mixture and chopped peanuts on top.
  6. Let cool completely, and refrigerate until set. Cut into bars and serve.

Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Are Uncooked Rolled Oats Safe To Eat?

They are! You don’t have to cook rolled oats to enjoy them, and by cooking them for a few minutes with the butter and sugar mixture, you are making them softer and more bioavailable.

I Don’t Have Brown Sugar, Is Plain White Sugar Ok To Use?

In this case, yes. You can use plain white sugar. The flavor of the bars will be a little different, but it won’t alter the recipe.

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Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

These easy no-bake chocolate peanut butter oatmeal bars are easy to make and delicious!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 16 BARS
Calories: 240kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter
  • cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups rolled oats
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • cup plus 3 tbsp peanut butter, divided
  • ¼ cup peanuts, chopped (optional for topping

Instructions

  • In a medium-sized pot or saucepan, over medium-low heat, melt the butter with the sugar until the sugar dissolves.
  • Mix in 3 tbsp of peanut butter, vanilla extract, oats, and a pinch of salt. Cook for 2-3 minutes until everything is well combined. Set aside.
  • Use parchment paper to line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan and spoon ⅔ of the oatmeal mixture into the pan. Using a spatula or your hands, spread it evenly over the bottom of the pan.
  • Meat the chocolate chips with ⅓ cup of peanut butter in the microwave until smooth (start with 30 seconds and add 15 seconds at a time mixing before each time), and spread this mixture evenly over the oats.
  • Sprinkle the reserved ⅓ cup of oatmeal mixture and chopped peanuts on top.
  • Let cool completely, and refrigerate until set. Cut into bars and serve.

Notes

  1. Using parchment paper is important because it makes removing the bars from the pan easier.
  2. The bars have to be refrigerated until firm for easy cutting and to prevent them from falling apart.
  3. If you want you can make more of the chocolate/peanut butter mixture to drizzle over the finished bars.
 
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Nutrition

Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g

Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

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