I tried this recipe yesterday afternoon. Usually I am not into making sweets, especially chocolate. I'm not that crazy about chocolate. (I know, throw the tomatoes; I'm ready) But these were touted as being "yummy" AND "nutritious" at the same time, so I decided to give them a go.
These must be some of the best chocolate snack bars I have ever tasted. They are oatmeal and peanut butter based, with honey as a sweetener. Instead of using chocolate chips, I used the cocoa powder substitute and used honey instead of the required amount of sugar. They came out great!
So, here is the recipe.
Yes, it came from Pinterest.
Where else do you expect me to get my inspiration? :)
Best Ever Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Bars
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (you could also substitute butter)
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts, raisins, or dried cranberries
- 1 1/4 cups dark chocolate chips (or regular semi-sweet chocolate chips, if you prefer)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Remove from heat once it’s melted together and add in the oats, shredded coconut, chocolate chips, nuts/raisins, and vanilla. Stir together until the chocolate is completely melted.
Pour into a greased 9×13 pan and cool in the fridge. If you’d like thicker bars, you can pour the mixture into a smaller pan.
When the mixture is hardened, cut into bars and eat. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.
Like I said, it calls for chocolate chips, but I followed the directions on the cocoa powder box for the equivalent and used honey in place of the sugar. Yum!
Have a lovely day! Tomorrow my bestest friend in the entire world is coming to spend the night so I gotta get this place straightened up. :D
PS. What do you think of the new blog design?