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.
I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I think I like these better. My husband said they're really creamy and chocolaty and gave these cocoa bars a thumbs up. Make sure to use coconut oil because this is what gives these bars their creamy texture and flavor.
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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