Seriously the easiest recipe to date that I’ve written a blog post for. WE LOVE THAT.
These no-bake bars are gluten, dairy and refined sugar (option) free + they can be made with a low sugar option. They’re already pretty high in protein because of the natural protein in oats and almond butter but you could also amp up the protein by adding a scoop of collagen to the mix! One of my favorite ways to eat these bars is with a cup of coffee (shocker 😆) or crumbled on top of yogurt, a smoothie or on some fresh fruit.
As always, you can use my codes for Georgia Grinders and Hu Kitchen but you DO NOT have to!! I just leave them there so you all can save a little cash if you choose to purchase from them. No pressure ☺️
No-Bake Chocolate Oat Bars
These no-bake bars are embarrassingly easy to make and such a good source of healthy fuel!
- 1/2 cup vegan butter
- 1/2 cup sugar coconut, sugar replacement or 1/3 cup of maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt optional
- 3 cups gluten free rolled oats
- 1/2-3/4 cup hukitchen gems or chocolate chips code:healthyharmony
- 1 cup georgiagrinders almond butter or any butter code: kellyk
In a large microwave safe bowl, heat the butter, sugar and half of the almond butter together for 1 1/2 minutes or until the sugar starts to dissolve into the butter. Stir and heat again for an additional 30 seconds. (The sugar doesn’t need to be 100% dissolved but you don’t want it grainy.)
Stir in the vanilla, salt, and oats before pouring 3/4th of the mixture into a greased 8×8 baking dish. Make sure to press the oats down firmly! Save the last 1/4th for the top.
In a smaller bowl, heat the chocolate and the last half of the almond butter in the microwave for a minute, stir and heat again it necessary.
Pour the mixture over the oats and spread it out evenly – reserving a little for a drizzle on top if you’d like! Top with the leftover oats and pop it in the fridge to set for at least two hours. Cut and serve!
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