Oatmeal, chocolate & peanut butter crunchy bars
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Oatmeal, chocolate & peanut butter crunchy bars
Photo credit: Dana Dorobantu

Oatmeal, chocolate & peanut butter crunchy bars

Oatmeal, chocolate & peanut butter crunchy bars
Photo credit: Dana Dorobantu
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The perfect go-to snack when the afternoon munchies hit. You can keep these in the fridge or freezer and just take them out a few minutes before enjoying them.

  • ServesYields 16
  • Prep time20 mins
  • Cook time6 mins
  • Timeout4 hours
  • FreezingFreezes well

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 cups of large oatmeal flakes (old-fashioned or quick oats)
  • 2 A pinch of salt
  • 2 cups of dark chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
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Steps

  1. Line a 9’’ square pan with parchment paper, while making sure every side is covered then set aside.
  2. Melt the butter over medium heat in a medium-sized pot along with the brown sugar and vanilla until the brown sugar dissolves entirely.
  3. Add the oatmeal flakes, cinnamon and salt then bake for 4 to 5 minutes while stirring continuously. Press the oatmeal into the square pan and set aside.
  4. Melt the chocolate in either in a double boiler or the microwave along with the peanut butter then pour onto the oatmeal. Refrigerate for 4 hours then slice into bars.

Tips & tricks

Can be frozen. Keeps for 5 days in the refrigerator and for 3 months in the freezer.

 

Recipe published on August 19, 2018

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