Thursday, June 16, 2016
I saw this recipe on somewhere on facebook and saved it (LOVE that fb feature!) so when I needed to make a dessert for Easter supper, it is what first came to mind. Especially because I had every ingredient already on hand except for the oats.
(note: this is a little plate, not a dinner plate)
Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Squares
serves 16 (but they are very small squares so cut as you see fit), from: SkinnyMs
-1/2 cup smooth natural peanut butter (I used reduced fat)
-1/2 cup virgin coconut oil
-3/4 cup honey or maple syrup
-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
-2 cups rolled old fashioned oats
-1/4 tsp kosher or sea salt
-3/4 tsp cinnamon
-10 oz bag dark chocolate chips (original recipe just said one bag which is confusing... I used the 10 oz and it worked out great)
-2 Tbsp virgin coconut oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together first 4 ingredients. Put oats in a food processor and blend until ground into a flour. Mix oat flour with salt and cinnamon. Mix oat mixture into the peanut butter/coconut oil mixture until fully combined. Pour into 8x8 inch baking dish (doesn't need to be greased).
Melt chocolate with the 2 Tbsp of coconut oil. I used the microwave at 50% power for a minute and did additional 30 second intervals until it almost all melted and I could easily mix it together. Pour on top of the peanut butter later and smooth out. Bake for 18 minutes and cool on stove top.
Place in fridge to set for at least 2 hours. Store bars in fridge or freezer. Enjoy!
My husband said these tasted like really good chocolate peanut butter granola bars. These were pretty easy and I'd definitely make them again. If you make them let me know what you think!