There are just some combinations that are simply unbeatable. In my opinion, chocolate and peanut butter is one of them. I absolutely adore desserts that blend the two seamlessly and leave me wanting more.
While I haven’t been doing a ton of baking lately since Mike and I were trying to lose some weight, I rewarded the family recently with my No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars Recipe. We had spent the day cleaning out the basement and it was the perfect treat! So much so, that everyone ate two and requested that I make these more often.
There’s so much to love about this recipe. First off, there’s no baking required! So no need to turn the oven on and heat the house up, making this a perfect recipe to enjoy during the hot summer months ahead. But also, I love how the dynamic duo of chocolate and peanut butter please taste buds everywhere. They are outrageously delicious.
This no-bake recipe made from oats, chocolate, and peanut butter is perfect for your little cravings. And finally, let’s be honest here. I’m always happy when a recipe is easy and this No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars Recipe fits the bill.
No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars Recipe
- 1 cup butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups oats
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
Because this is a stovetop recipe, there is no need to turn on the oven and heat the entire house up. So the first step is to mix on the oatmeal base crust.
Once cooked over the burner, press the crust base flat into your pan.
While the chocolate peanut butter layer can be melted in the microwave, I highly suggest utilizing a double boiler instead. A double boiler helps to ensure a nice, even melt without burning any of the ingredients.
Spread the creamy chocolate layer evenly over the crust.
Top the chocolate layer with the remaining crust crumble that had been reserved earlier. Then refrigerate for 2-3 hours, or till bars have set.
Once the bars have set, remove from the pan by lifting the parchment paper. Place on a cutting board.
Slice into desired size with a sharp knife.
Enjoy! This No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars Recipe is simply delicious!
Uneaten bars should be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. All numbers are estimates only. Nutrition facts may vary.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 332Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 186mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 3gSugar: 15gProtein: 5g
Uneaten bars should be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
All numbers are estimates only. Nutrition facts may vary.