Monday, September 16, 2013

Chocolate-Peanut Butter-Oat No Bake Bars


Time for another sweet treat recipe! This one is full of healthy ingredients, has no refined sugars, and is so so easy, it only took 10 minutes to make. They make a great snack or even breakfast when you are on the run. 

Chocolate-Peanut Butter-Oat No Bake Bars
modified version of this recipe

1 cup peanut butter (I used freshly ground, which was a little chunky but whatever you have will work)
1 cup dark chocolate chips (65% cocoa or higher if you can get it) OR 1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup virgin coconut oil
1 cup dry oatmeal
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
honey or agave to taste (optional-I used a little honey but I think it would be best without, unless you use super dark chocolate or the cocoa powder-but then again, I don't like super sweet stuff, so you be the judge lol)

In a medium saucepan, melt peanut butter and coconut oil (and honey/agave if using) over medium-low heat. Stir until blended, then turn down to low and add in chocolate chips. Stir until chips are completely melted; remove from heat. Add in remaining ingredients and mix well. Press into an 8x8 baking dish and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Cut into bars. (They are a little difficult to cut but not impossible, I managed just fine with a butter knife :))

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, these sound amazing! I have a lot of this stuff in my cupboard already so hopefully I'll get a chance to try them out soon!

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