No Bake Chocolate Coated Oat Bars
No-Bake Chocolate Oat Bars
vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free
The chocolate and crunchy oats combo is one that never gets old. Then throw some creamy nut butter into the mix and it’s kind of a big deal! These no-bake chocolate coated oat bars are the perfect pick-me-up on a hot summer day.
There are few things I enjoy more than a cold treat on a hot summer day. Bonus points if you don’t have to turn on the oven 😎. These chocolate oat bars are just that with only 4 (yes, four!!) ingredients! With a crunchy oat bottom full of oats (rolled, sprouted, gluten-free, whatever fits your fancy), creamy nut butter, and sweet honey and topped with a luscious layer of melted dark chocolate they are down right irresistible.
I used sprouted oats as they provide some additional nutritional value but any style rolled oats will work with the recipe
You can use any kind of nut butter, cashew butter is just my personal favorite 😋. Others I recommend are almond butter, peanut butter, or a mixed nut butter
Honey and oats just go together which is why I used it in this recipe. However, if you’re vegan or prefer an alternative sweetener, I highly recommend pure maple syrup, date syrup, or coconut nectar as a replacement.
For the chocolate topping, I used vegan and paleo-friendly dark chocolate morsels. The Enjoy Life brand is one of my favorites but feel free to use whichever kind of chocolate you have on hand!
If you have any other questions about the recipe or alterations, leave me a comment below and I’ll get back to ya!
No-Bake Chocolate Coated Oat Bars
2 1/2 cup rolled oats (I used sprouted)
2/3 cup cashew butter (or nut butter of choice)
1/4 cup honey (or sweetener of choice)
1 cup dark chocolate chips (any kind of chocolate will work too)
Line an 8X8 pan with parchment paper and spoon in the oat mixture, pressing down hard to pack it down tight (especially in the corners). Transfer pan to freezer while you prepare chocolate coating
Place chocolate chips in a skillet over low heat, stirring continuously to keep from burning. Once melted (after about 2-3 mins), remove skillet from element
Take pan out of freezer and pour chocolate over top
Place pan back in freezer for at least an hour until chocolate is hardened
Cut and store bars in fridge for up to 10 days
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