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No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

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Here is one of those recipes that you can make and eat all year long, it does not have to be just over the Holidays when you enjoy special goodies. This is one of those extra special treats.

Loaded with Chocolate goodness and oats. These great little chocolate goodies are no-bake treats. This means that you would be able to make and eat them even quicker. Can you imagine making a pan of treats with delectable chocolate and not having to turn on the oven for baking?

I was skeptical, especially when I saw there was oatmeal in the recipe. But, I was wrong! I will be honest, I have tasted bars that are similar to these, but yet they did not have the same great flavor.

For this recipe, you are only going to need a few ingredients. Dark chocolate chips, oatmeal, peanut butter, butter and brown sugar. A few more, but I promise, these are likely already in your cupboard or pantry.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Can I use milk chocolate chips?

I would imagine that it would be fine to use milk chocolate. I have been leaning toward the healthy side slightly more than before. So I prefer dark chocolate. After all, it is healthier to eat dark chocolate.

            How do I store this treat?

These treats, once they are cut, should be kept in an airtight container and kept on the counter for up to 3 days. They can also be kept in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. They must also be kept wrapped tightly or placed in an airtight container in the refrigerator also.

What do you need to make No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

            ¾ cup chunky or creamy peanut butter, whichever you prefer

            1 cup butter, unsalted

            ½ cup light brown sugar, packed

            3 cups rolled oats

            ¼ tsp salt

            ½ tsp cinnamon

            1 tsp vanilla extract

            1 cup dark chocolate chips

How to make No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

FIRST STEP:

Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper. Be sure to place the sheets so that they go up both sides of the pan.

In a saucepan combine the butter and the brown sugar and the vanilla. Heat over low heat until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved.

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Stir in the rolled oats, cinnamon and the salt.

SECOND STEP:

Scoop one half of this mixture and press it into the bottom of the paper lined pan.

THIRD STEP:

In a microwave safe bowl combine the chocolate chips and the peanut butter, heat on 30 second intervals in the microwave. Stir between each cycle

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b)

Pour ¾ of this peanut butter and chocolate mixture over the rolled oats on the bottom of the pan

Top the melted chocolate and peanut butter with the remaining rolled oats mixture. You could very lightly press these down

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b)

FOURTH STEP:

Drizzle the remaining peanut butter and chocolate chips combination over the top of the oats

Place the pan into the refrigerator for 4 hour until the bars are set.

Remove the pan from the refrigerator and carefully lift the bars out of the pan, using the parchment paper.

Cut the bars into 1 inch squares, or to the size that you prefer.

YAY!

Enjoy!

YUM!

No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  •             ¾ cup chunky or creamy peanut butter, whichever you prefer
  •             1 cup butter, unsalted
  •             ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  •             3 cups rolled oats
  •             ¼ tsp salt
  •             ½ tsp cinnamon
  •             1 tsp vanilla extract
  •             1 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper. Be sure to place the sheets so that they go up both sides of the pan.

In a saucepan combine the butter and the brown sugar and the vanilla. Heat over low heat until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved.

Stir in the rolled oats, cinnamon and the salt.

SECOND STEP:

Scoop one half of this mixture and press it into the bottom of the paper lined pan.

THIRD STEP:

In a microwave safe bowl combine the chocolate chips and the peanut butter, heat on 30 second intervals in the microwave. Stir between each cycle

Pour ¾ of this peanut butter and chocolate mixture over the rolled oats on the bottom of the pan

Top the melted chocolate and peanut butter with the remaining rolled oats mixture. You could very lightly press these down

FOURTH STEP:

Drizzle the remaining peanut butter and chocolate chips combination over the top of the oats

Place the pan into the refrigerator for 4 hour until the bars are set.

Remove the pan from the refrigerator and carefully lift the bars out of the pan, using the parchment paper.

Cut the bars into 1 inch squares, or to the size that you prefer.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 621Total Fat 44gSaturated Fat 21gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 19gCholesterol 63mgSodium 201mgCarbohydrates 51gFiber 6gSugar 23gProtein 11g

These recipes are calculated as a courtesy. They are not intended as medical advice or guaranteed accurate. Please do your own calculations if necessary.

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