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No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

These No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars are made with just four simple ingredients, and they'll satisfy any sweet tooth
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, peanut butter
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 325kcal
Cost: $3.79

Equipment

  • 8-inch square pan
  • mixing bowls
  • rubber spatula
  • whisk
  • measuring cups
  • Liquid measuring cup

Ingredients

PEANUT BUTTER OAT LAYER:

  • 1 ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup light corn syrup or honey
  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats

CHOCOLATE LAYER:

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter

Instructions

PREP PAN:

  • Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper. Leave and overhang so you can lift the bars from the pan and slice them once they’re set.

MAKE PEANUT BUTTER OAT LAYER:

  • In a medium microwave-safe bowl, add the peanut butter and corn syrup.
  • Heat in the microwave on HIGH heat for 30 seconds and whisk together.
  • Heat for another 30 seconds if peanut butter mixture has not melted.
  • Pour in the oats and stir until the oats are coated in the peanut butter mixture.
  • Transfer the oat mixture to the prepared pan.
  • Use a rubber spatula to smooth and press the oats into an even layer. Set aside.

MAKE CHOCOLATE LAYER:

  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, add chocolate chips and peanut butter.
  • Heat in the microwave on HIGH heat for 30 seconds and mix together with a rubber spatula
  • Heat in 15 seconds increments if the chocolate chips have not melted.
  • Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the oat layer.
  • Use the rubber spatula to spread the chocolate into an even layer.

FREEZE:

  • Freeze the bars for 45-60 minutes, or until the oats and chocolate have set.

TO FINISH:

  • Use the parchment overhang to lift the bars from the pan.
  • Carefully peel the parchment back and slice it into 16 squares.

Notes

SERVE: Serve at room temperature or straight from the refrigerator.
STORE: Place the bars in an airtight container and keep them in the refrigerator for up to one week.
FREEZE: Place the No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars in a freezer-safe container with layers separated by wax paper or parchment paper. Frozen this way they will keep for about 2-3 months.
THAW: Thaw overnight in the refrigerator or at room temperature for 2-3 hours.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg