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No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars 3 stacked on top of one another

No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars (Healthy!)


Description

Just 15 minutes prep time and some simple pantry ingredients is all you need to make these delicious oat bars!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup almond butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup stevia-sweetened chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, combine 1/2 cup almond butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Stir until well combined.
  2. Add the oats, salt, and cinnamon and stir to combine. Cook the raw oats, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a heavy saucepan over low heat, combine the remaining 1/2 cup almond butter with the chocolate chips. Stir constantly to melt chocolate chips with the almond butter. This should take only about a minute or so. Remove from heat when you only see a few signs of chocolate chips left, keep stirring until you have a smooth mixture.
  4. Line an 8X8 inch square pan with parchment paper that’s been cut so that two sides fit inside the baking pan and two sides overhang the edges.
  5. Pour half of the oat mixture into the 8 inch pan, and use the portion of parchment paper you cut to press the mixture firmly into the pan.
  6. Pour the chocolate mixture on top of the first layer, and use a spatula to evenly smooth it out. Optional: reserve a small amount for a chocolate drizzle on top.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture on top of the chocolate layer and gently press it into the chocolate with your hands.
  8. Put the pan in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours or the freezer for 1-2 hours for the bars to firm.
  9. Pull on the parchment paper to remove the bars from the pan and cut into 16 bars. They may be stored at room temperature in an airtight container. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: dessert recipes
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 207
  • Sugar: 6.7 grams
  • Fat: 11 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 2 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 24.9 grams
  • Fiber: 5.4 grams
  • Protein: 5.7 grams

Keywords: No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars