Friday, June 12, 2015

No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

The day I made the granola bars, I was feeling the need to be in the kitchen so I also decided to try a new recipe from The Oregon Cottage, Healthy No Bake Fudge Oatmeal Bars. They looked good and the instructions were simple, plus I had all the ingredients. Alas, if you have a successful recipe, don't try another. Simple bask in your success and wait for another day.

I should have waited but I didn't so my recipe is not the same as hers, although I might try hers again another day.

After measuring the oats, I measured out the chocolate chips... into the same bowl since both bags are located in a different room. It is the multi-tasker in me. It saved me a trip but I messed up the recipe. I could have saved it but I didn't have the patience to pick out each chocolate chip from the bowl of oats. Oh well. Part way through I realized I didn't have any flaxseeds either. Sigh, should have stuck to one recipe.

No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars (or cookies)

¾ c. organic unsalted butter
⅓ c. honey (or maple syrup)
2 1/2 c. organic rolled oats
1 c. organic semi-sweet chocolate chips
¾ c. organic peanut butter

Line a 9x9-inch pan with parchment or foil or butter a nonstick pan. I used my spring form pan because it was what I had.
Heat butter and honey in a large saucepan until melted together. 
Add oats, chocolate and peanut butter and cook for two minutes until all is mixed evenly.
Press into pan.
Place in the fridge, covered, to cool for a couple hours until firm before cutting.

These are delicious and remind me of my cousin's no bake cookies. The kids loved them and kept calling them pie because of their shape. And in typing the recipe up, I realized that I also forgot the vanilla. So basically I made a completely different recipe than planned but it's okay, they came out fantastically and now I can try her recipe too.

Enjoy!

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