Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

I love a good cookie with brown sugar and butter, don’t get me wrong. But, sometimes you just need a dessert that feels like something you could make for your co-workers and say “but they’re healthyisshhhh”. I give you Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Bars. These are made with all whole-food ingredients and can be made gluten-free if you use gluten-free oats.

The key ingredient here is natural peanut butter, ya know the really drippy kind. The real stuff. Ya you are going to need that to make these so put your Jif or Skippy away for now, even though Jif is truly like crack to me. Did I seriously just say that on here? Anyway…

Surprisingly these are very sweet and easy to make which I’m all about quick desserts you can throw together in the spur of the moment. Like Big Little Lies is about to start in 45 minutes and you realize you MUST HAVE something sweet so you run to the kitchen and knock these bad boys out in no time. Just me….. ok.

I am very happy with how they came out. I hope you love them as much as I do!

Makes 9 bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • dash salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 Hu Chocolate Cashew Butter + Vanilla Bean Bars, you can use any dark chocolate really but I’m telling you this is like very good in these
  • Optional: pecans + flaky sea salt

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease an 8×8 baking sheet and then line with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together peanut butter, eggs, vanilla, and coconut oil. In a separate bowl whisk together all your dry ingredients. Combine dry ingredients into wet and mix together until combined. Fold in one chocolate bar chopped up into large chunks- leave the second one to put on top.

Using a spatula press the dough into the pan until it fills out the corners. Add pecans and the second chocolate bar on top to get the big chocolate puddles. Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes or until the edges are golden and middle part is firm.

Remove from oven and sprinkle with flaky sea salt.

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