No Bake Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Oat Bars

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No Bake Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Oat Bars have become the solution to my afternoon dilemma.

You see, my worst cravings for something sweet always come in the afternoon. Yet that is also when I need to eat something fairly high in protein if I want to not devour the fridge come dinner time. On top of that, you have my goal to eat less junk this year.

No bake chocolate covered peanut butter oat bars made without refined sugars, yet still a satisfying solution for a sweet tooth.The solution–No Bake Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Oat Bars.

These bars contain honey and maple syrup as their sweeteners. They have plenty of peanut butter for protein and they contain coconut oil as a good fat and oats for tummy filling fiber. Plus, let’s not forget the most important part–they satisfy my sweet tooth without being full of junk.

Ingredients for No Bake Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Oat Bars.

Ingredients For No Bake Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Oat Bars

For the bars

  • Natural Peanut Butter (the only ingredient listed for the peanut butter should be peanuts and perhaps a bit of salt. The day I made this batch I used one that had a bit of sugar in it simply because it was what I had on hand, but normally I use the 100% natural, no sugar or other oils added)
  • Honey
  • Quick Oats

For the chocolate topping

No Bake Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Oat Bars. Satisfy your sweet tooth naturally.

Instructions for making the peanut butter oat bars:

  1. Mix together the peanut butter and honey in a saucepan and place on medium low heat on the stove.
  2.  When the peanut butter and honey have completely melted together, take the saucepan off the stove.
  3.  Stir in the oats.
  4.  Place the mixture in an 8 by 8 pan that has been greased and lined with wax paper.
  5. Use the back of a metal spoon to spread the mixture around the pan until you have an even bar.
  6. Place in freezer for about 30 minutes to cool (you can leave it out to cool, it will just take a bit longer).

No bake chocolate covered peanut butter oat bars, made without refined sugars!

Instructions For Making The Chocolate Topping:

The chocolate topping is essentially my recipe for homemade chocolate coconut almond bars without the nuts or coconut.

  1. Put coconut oil into a microwavable glass bowl.
  2. Melt coconut oil.
  3. Quickly stir in cocoa powder, salt, and maple syrup.
  4. Pour mixture over peanut butter oat bars and rock pan back and forth until it forms a consistent layer on top of the bars.
  5. Place flat in freezer and allow chocolate to harden. (takes about 5 to 10 minutes)

Now your bars are fully made and read to cut into pieces. I keep mine in an air tight container in the freezer and take out what I allow myself to eat each afternoon at lunch time so they can thaw.

Warning: they are a bit messy to eat due to the soft chocolate topping, but oh my! They are good! They satisfy my sweet tooth and fill up my belly until dinner time.

No Bake Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Oat Bars
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Ingredients
  • Peanut Butter Squares
  • 1 cup 100% natural peanut butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • Chocolate Bar Topping
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Instructions for making the peanut butter oat bars
  2. Mix together the peanut butter and honey in a saucepan and place on medium low on the stove.
  3. When the peanut butter and honey have completely melted together take the saucepan off the stove.
  4. Stir in the oats
  5. Place the mixture in an 8 by 8 pan that has been greased and lined with wax paper.
  6. Use the back of a metal spoon to spread the mixture around the pan until you have an even bar.
  7. Place in freezer for about 30 minutes to cool. (or you can leave it out to cool it will just take a bit longer)
  8. Instructions For Making The Chocolate Topping
  9. Put coconut oil into a microwavable glass bowl
  10. Melt coconut oil
  11. Quickly stir in cocoa powder, salt and maple syrup
  12. Pour mixture over peanut butter oat bars and rock pan back and forth until it forms a consistent layer on top of the bars.
  13. Place flat in freezer and allow chocolate to harden. (takes about 5 to 10 minutes)

 

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