I don’t know about you but I keep seeing these good looking bars all over facebook and pinterest so finally I broke down and made them.
And wow are they good and filling!
I made mine in a small baking dish(maybe 1 1/2 qt?) lined with parchment paper.
Once the bars were cooled, I cut them into small squares, 1 1/2 in .
And then I put them in the freezer for safe keeping until I needed a little pick-me-up snack.
They are full of good fats, protein and fiber.
And I think they would make a great after school or after workout snack.
To see the original recipe click here.
Here is the modified recipe I used.
Nutella Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars
- 3/4 cup Nutella
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (you could also substitute butter)
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup chopped almonds
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Melt the peanut butter, Nutella, honey, and coconut oil over medium-low heat in a saucepan on the stove.
Remove from heat once it’s melted together and add in the oats, chocolate chips, nuts, and vanilla. Stir together until the chocolate is completely melted.
Pour into a greased (or parchment lined) baking pan and cool in the fridge (for at least 3 hours).
When the mixture is hardened, cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.
Disclaimer: These bars are of full of ingredients that are good for you, but they are not diet food, ie don’t eat the whole panful in one sitting because then you will need to eat diet food.
Variation: Before I use oats in baking, I like to toast them (like in this recipe) on a baking sheet at 400 degree for 15 minutes . It gives the oats a little more texture and flavor.
If you like this recipe, try my butterless chocolate chip cookies.