If you're in the mood for a chocolaty treat these No Bake Cocoa Bars are perfect. I found this recipe on Pinterest awhile back and I can't believe I'm just now getting around to posting it. Honestly I made these several times over the last few months and had forgotten about them.
These no bake cocoa bars are like a creamy chocolate candy packed with oatmeal, peanut butter, honey, chocolate chips and coconut oil. DELISH!!!! They remind me of Chocolate No Bake Cookies, but without the butter and sugar.
Don't worry they will not taste like coconut or have a coconut texture. I recently made the transition over to coconut oil this past year and I love it. I use it in almost all my baked goods, granola, and stir fry dishes.
This recipe is really easy to make and you only uses one pot! Spread mixture into a 9x13 inch pan that has been lined with foil. Refrigerate mixture until hardened and then cut into bars.
Next time I might try using carob chips in place of chocolate chips, but then I probably shouldn't mess with a good thing LOL. I hope you enjoy this simple no bake bar recipe!!!
No Bake Cocoa Bars
1 - cup natural peanut butter, nut butter, Sun Butter, Wow Butter
or the Sneaky Chefs No-Nut Butter
2/3 - cup honey
1/2 - cup coconut oil (do not substitute)
2 - cups old fashioned oats (not quick)
1 1/2 - cup semi sweet chocolate chips
In a medium - large sized saucepan, melt together peanut butter, honey and coconut oil.
Remove from heat and add oats and chocolate chips. Stir until combined and chocolate chips are melted.
Spread into a 9x13 pan that has been lined with foil. Refrigerate mixture until hardened, about 1 - 2 hours. Cut into bars and store leftovers in the refrigerator.
Recipe yields: 12 - 24 bars depending on size
Cook's Note: Using old fashioned oats gives these cocoa bars a chewy texture. I have not tried this recipe using quick oats, so I cannot say what the results would be. Keep these bars stored in the refrigerator to prevent melting.
Recipe adapted from: New Nostalgia
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