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No-Bake Chocolate Oat Bars: A Delicious and Easy Treat
If you’re in need of a sweet and satisfying dessert that’s easy to make, look no further than these no-bake chocolate oat bars. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a tray of these tasty treats ready in no time. Plus, the no-bake aspect makes them a great option for those hot summer days when turning on the oven is out of the question.
Why These No-Bake Chocolate Oat Bars Are a Must-Try
There are so many reasons why these no-bake chocolate oat bars should be at the top of your list of desserts to try. For starters, they’re incredibly easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients and minimal prep work, you can have a tray of these bars ready to go in no time. They’re also a great option for those hot summer days when turning on the oven is out of the question.
In addition to be easy to make, these bars are also packed with ambiance. The combination of oats, a coconut, peanut adulation, and chocolate is winning combination that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Plus, the oats and a coconut add a nice crunch to the bars, giving them texture that sets them piecemeal from your typical chocolate cake.
1 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
Grease a 9×9 inch square pan.
Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and vanilla. Mix in the oats. Cook over low heat 2 to 3 minutes, or until ingredients are well blended. Press half of mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Reserve the other half for topping.
Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter in a small heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth. Pour the chocolate mixture over the crust in the pan, and spread evenly with a knife or the back of a spoon.
Crumble the remaining oat mixture over the chocolate layer, pressing in gently. Cover, and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours or overnight. Bring to room temperature before cutting into bars.