Easy No-bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bar Recipe
Here's a healthy way to incorporate oats and chocolates in your diet!
You don't need to feel guilty about eating desserts, the key to indulging your sweet tooth is by choosing the right ingredients. One way to turn your sweet treats into healthy desserts is by incorporating ingredients like supergrains. Oats are a great example.
Oats are complex carbohydrates known to lift your energy levels, and fill you up with fiber, protein, magnesium, and zinc. It is also known to contain Vitamin B1, which can help put you in a happy mood; Phosphorus, which can help eliminate muscle weakness, and Vitamin B6, which can aid in brain functions. Pair oatmeal with antioxidant-rich chocolate and you have a winning treat. Quaker Oats is known to be a good source of these vitamins and minerals. Get your daily dose through a pack everyday.
Prep a big batch of these energy-packed oat bars so you can have a delicious and healthy dessert you can enjoy whenever the craving hits.
No-bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars
Prep Time 10 mins
Cooking Time 5 mins
Yields 2 dozen
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup dark chocolate chips
2 cups Quaker Rolled Oats
1 Combine coconut oil, milk, honey, vanilla extract, and peanut butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
2 Add chocolate chips. Take the pan off the heat and stir to melt.
3 Add Quaker Rolled Oats. Mix until well-combined.
4 Pour into a greased 8x8 pan. Refrigerate until the chocolate hardens and then cut into 2-inch pieces.
PRO TIP! You can also try using other nut butters like almond butter or cashew butter. If you want added texture, pour in half a cup of dessicated coconut. If you're a nut lover, sprinkle half a cup of chopped nuts like cashews, almonds, peanuts, walnuts, or pecans on top.
If you want to make it fruity and nutty, add chopped nuts and dried fruits into the oat mixture. You can also make s'mores by adding a layer of crushed grahams and tiny marshmallows on top. Don't forget to torch the marshmallows until golden and puffy.