No Bake Oatmeal Bars

I was craving something sweet Sunday night and went to make some cookies.  I was getting all the ingredients together when I realized I didn’t have eggs. AW, MAN! I couldn’t let this sweet tooth go so I started googling eggless dessert recipes. I wanted something a little different than the traditional no bake cookies.  I came across this recipe so gave it a shot. I mean, who doesn’t love anything with chocolate & peanut butter?! I altered a few things and think it turned out AMAZING.  Pretty sure they were all gone the next day. Oh, and did I mention how easy is was? Enjoy!

DSC_0422What you’ll need:

1 cup butter

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

3 cups quick-cooking oats

1 cup shredded coconut

1/4 tsp. salt

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

3/4 cup peanut butter

What you’ll do:

Line square baking pan with wax or parchment paper, set aside.

Melt butter on medium heat in large skillet.

Stir in brown sugar and vanilla until combined

Stir in oats, coconut, and salt.

Turn heat to low and cook for about 5 minutes, string occasionally.

Take 1/2 of oat mixture and press into bottom of lined baking dish.

Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter in small saucepan, string frequently.

Once fully melted, pour onto oatmeal layer. Carefully spread evenly.

Top with remaining oat mixture and gently press.

If you want to be fancy, save about a 1 tbsp. of chocolate mix to drizzle on top.

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Comments

  1. Jill Klaasen says

    Rene, made these oatmeal bars for both my and Ryan’s co-workers this week. Everyone LOVED them, big hit at both jobs! Thanks for sharing:)

  2. Jacqui says

    LOVE these. I started calling them “Sophisticated No-bakes” I misread the recipe and missed that the coconut was supposed to be mixed with the oats … so I decided to add the coconut to the top and threw on some dried cranberries. Still turned out SO GOOD! Definitely sophisticated! Lol. Next time I’m going to leave our the coconut altogether (my brother doesn’t like coconut) and top with white chocolate chips and cranberries. Hoping they go over well for thanksgiving!

    • Rene says

      haha I love that you call them “sophisticated”. Your comment just made my day 🙂 Your Thanksgiving version sounds delicious!

  3. Vanessa says

    Do you think the consistency and texture of nutella could substitute for the peanut butter? I’ve family member/s that are allergic to peanuts, but, I’m not sure if using nutella really saves the day and makes it edible for them, or not. Sounds delicious to me, though!

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