Sure! Here’s a recipe for No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars:
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
- Line an 8×8-inch baking dish with parchment paper or lightly grease it. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats and cocoa powder. Set aside.
- In a microwave-safe bowl or on the stovetop, melt the butter and peanut butter together until smooth. Stir in the honey or maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix well.
- Pour the wet mixture over the oats and cocoa powder. Mix until all the ingredients are well combined. If desired, stir in the chocolate chips.
- Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Use a spatula or your hands to press it down firmly and evenly.
- Place the dish in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to allow the bars to set. For a firmer texture, you can leave them in the fridge overnight.
- Once the bars are set, remove them from the baking dish and cut into squares or rectangles.
- Serve the No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars and enjoy! Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
These bars are a delicious and easy treat that require no baking. They are perfect for a quick snack or dessert.