No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars
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No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

I was looking through some of the photos of dishes that I’ve uploaded but have yet to post to Big Flavors, and I realized that I forgot to post this tasty no bake dessert!

Since Christmas is 2 days away (already!), I figured this would be a great last minute option to share for your holiday table.

No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

These bars are simple to put together, and after chilling out in the refrigerator for a few hours, they’re ready to devour. They’re rich and decadent, so a little goes a long way.

They were a big hit with our friends the night that I made them along with Cauliflower “Caviar” with Frizzled Prosciutto, a batch of my Grandpa Henderson’s Beef Stew and some No-Knead Crusty White Bread.

No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

Original recipe makes 1 – 9×9 inch pan
Prep: 30 mins
Ready in 3 hrs 30 mins

1 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter

Grease a 9×9 inch square pan.

Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and vanilla. Mix in the oats. Cook over low heat 2 to 3 minutes, or until ingredients are well blended. Press half of mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Reserve the other half for topping.

Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter in a small heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth. Pour the chocolate mixture over the crust in the pan, and spread evenly with a knife or the back of a spoon.

Crumble the remaining oat mixture over the chocolate layer, pressing in gently. Cover, and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours or overnight. Bring to room temperature before cutting into bars.

Big Flavors Rating: 5 Stars


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