Although I am not eating any oats right now, I had to give these a taste test just to make sure that they meet the standards to feed my boys. :) Oh, were they ever good! I could have eaten more than one, but I only had the one. Willpower, I tell you! :)
These are all of the ingredients that I used in one shot.
The first step is to melt the peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil in a pot.
Next add the oats, coconut, chocolate chips, and vanilla to the pot.
Then stir until all the ingredients are well blended and the chocolate is completely melted.
Spread into a prepared 9x13 pan. I lined the pan with parchment paper.
Boy, I love parchment paper! It really makes clean up so quick and easy.
Next, place the pan in the refrigerator to chill.
Once the pan is cooled and hardened, cut into bars and enjoy!
These can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer.
Chocolate Oatmeal No Bake Bars
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup coconut oil (you could also substitute butter)
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup shredded coconut
1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a pot, melt the peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil over medium-low heat, stirring constantly.
Once the peanut butter mixture is melted together, remove the pot from the heat and add in the oats, shredded coconut, chocolate chips, and vanilla. Stir everything together until well blended and the chocolate is completely melted.
Spread into a greased 9×13 pan, lined with parchment paper. Cover and cool in the fridge.
When the mixture has cooled and hardened, cut into bars and enjoy. The leftovers can then be stored in the refrigerator or freezer.
Recipe adapted slightly from Money Saving Mom