No Bake Oat Bars
Posted on September 29, 2020
Recipe borrowed from Kroll's Krone and modified.
Amazing, no-bake oat bars with peanut butter, chocolate, raisins and almonds! These bars have become my son's favourite snack for school. They are very easy and quick to make. They are very healthy, nutritious, full of energy and of course they taste delicious! Actually they taste like my favourite snickers chocolate bar, but I consume them with no guilts! The combination of peanut butter, chocolate and a pinch of salt give this amazing flavour plus the pulsed almonds give a crunchy texture! Wrap each bar with plastic wrap, store them in the refrigerator or in the freezer and have them anytime ready to go!
I am lover of cereal or oat bars! They taste delicious and they give you full of energy. Such a small snack, but still it can make you feel full for 2 or 3 hours. The flavour combinations for oat bars are countless. The basic ingredients are oat flakes (or cereals), honey for sweetener, nut butter (like tahini, peanut butter, almond butter) for creaminess and nuts for crunchiness. After those, you can pick up your favourite ingredients among: chocolate chips (chocolate of your choice), raisins, cranberries, seeds (f.e. flax seeds, pumpkin seeds), dried fruits, coconut flakes etc. . For this recipe the ingredients are oat flakes, peanut butter, honey, white almonds, dark chocolate chips, raisins and coconut oil. And for the snickers experience I add a pinch of salt (I do not know for you, but I love salted chocolate!).
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Start by adding in a big mixing bowl the oat flakes along with the white almonds (pulsed or roughly chopped), the chocolate chips and the raisins. Give them a good stir using a spatula.
In a small pot add the peanut butter, the honey and the melted coconut oil and give them a good stir using a rubber spatula. Place the pot over low-medium heat and let it come to boil stirring occasionally. Once the peanut butter mixture starts to boil remove from heat. Do not let the peanut butter mixture boil.
In the oat mixture add the warm peanut butter mixture and stir them with a rubber spatula until well combined.
Transfer the mixture into a 20cm (8 inch) square pan covered with plastic wrap. Make sure that you have left more plastic wrap on the sides of the pan in order to cover afterwards the mixture on top with the plastic wrap. Once the mixture is in the prepared pan, spread the mixture and flatten it by gently pressing it with a rubber spatula. Let the mixture cool down to room temperature and cover it on top with the leftover plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or overnight, until firmed enough.
Once the mixture is firm enough remove from the refrigerator. Take the wrapped mixture of the pan and transfer to a cutting board. Cut into 10 bars. The oat bars are ready to be served!
Store the bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. You can also wrap each bar with plastic wrap, store it in the refrigerator and have it ready to go. Alternatively store the wrapped bars in the freezer for up to 1 month. Once wanted to consume, take it out of the freezer, let it at room temperature for 10' minutes and enjoy!
No Bake Oat Bars
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3 - 4 hrs
1.5 cup ( 160 gr ) oat flakes
1 cup ( 140 gr ) white almonds, pulsed or roughly chopped
1/2 cup ( 60 gr ) dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup ( 75 gr ) raisins or dried cranberries
1 cup ( 200 gr ) peanut butter
1/2 cup ( 180 gr ) honey
2 tbsp ( 10 gr ) coconut oil, melted
1/4 tsp salt
In a large bowl mix the oat flakes along with the almonds, chocolate chips and raisins (or the dried cranberries). Set aside.
On a small saucepan add the peanut butter along with the honey, the melted coconut oil and the salt. Give a good stir using a rubber spatula and place over low-medium heat. Heat until it starts boiling, but do not let the mixture boil. Remove from heat.
In the bowl with the oat mixture add the warm peanut butter mixture and mix well until combined using a rubber spatula.
Cover a 20cm (8 inch) square pan with plastic wrap. Let enough plastic warp at the edges of the pan in order to cover afterwards the bar's mixture with the plastic wrap.
Transfer the mixture into the prepared pan and gently press it with a rubber spatula in order to spread it and flatten it. Let the mixture cool down to room temperature and then cover it on top with the leftover plastic wrap.
Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or overnight. Once the mixture is firm enough remove from the refrigerator. Take the wrapped mixture off the pan and transfer to a cutting board. Cut into 10 bars. The oat bars are ready to be served!
The oat bars can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. You can also wrap each bar with plastic wrap, store it in the refrigerator and have it ready to go.
These bars freeze also very well. Wrap each bar with plastic wrap and place it in the freezer for up to 1 month. Once wanted to consume, take it out of the freezer, let it at room temperature for 10' minutes and enjoy!
You can substitute the peanut butter with any nut butter you like. However if you do not use peanut butter you will loose the snickers-like taste of these bars.
You can substitute the almonds with any unsalted nuts you like, like hazelnuts or peanuts.
For vegan version of the recipe substitute the honey with equal quantity of maple syrup.