No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

Chocolate Oat Bars

No bake bars that pack a serious punch of yum! Seriously these bars are SO easy and they are SO good! All you need is some oats, chocolate, and basic baking ingredients and you will be on your way to an awesome bar!!!

So how was everyone’s weekend? Did everyone have a nice Mother’s Day weekend? I had an absolute blast! A couple of months ago I was talking with my mom about spring, and she had the genius idea to have a brunch for all the gals in the fam. With everyones crazy busy schedules, the only day that worked was the Saturday before Mother’s Day. While we were both hesitant at first with this date, let me tell you it was the best thing to ever happen! There were 10 of us total including cousins, aunts, my mom and sister, and of course my grandma. The theme of the brunch was mini, so all of our food was mini. Now I am planning of doing a post in a week or so that talks about hosting a spring mini brunch so I will not go into huge detail right now, but you can be rest assured no one went hungry! After the eating we did games and chatted. Can you say a riot?! 10 ladies under one roof (11 if you count my cat Gina) with no guys is bound to stir up some crazy.

So Saturday was awesome but I think we were all a little tiered on Sunday. We decided to keep Mother’s Day pretty low key, so we went to Church, then out to brunch at this one restaurant in the city. You guys I kind of have the best mom ever. She is the total rock of the house and I am so glad we were able to celebrate her over the weekend! (Love you Mom!)

 

Enough chit-chat here, I think it is about time I get to the recipe (before I start drooling at the screen). So these bars… No bake… Oats… Chocolate… Need I say more?

No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

Ingredients:
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:
1) Line an 8×8 inch pan with cooking spray and set aside.
2) In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine butter and brown sugar and bring to a boil. Allow mixture to boil for 2 minutes, then remove pan from heat and site in the oats. Set aside.
3) In another medium saucepan over medium heat, combine peanut butter and chocolate chips stirring occasionally until melted. Remove from hear and set aside.
4) Press half of the oat mixture into the prepared pan. Pour the peanut butter-chocolate mixture on top of the oats. Top the chocolate layer evenly with the remaining oat mixture and press down slightly so the oats stick to the chocolate.
5) Allow the bars to cool completely before cutting into squares. Bars will keep for up to 5 days in an airtight container at room temperature.

Recipe from “The Cookies&Cups Cookbook

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