No Bake Chocolate and Peanut Butter Oat Bars

"Chocolate, peanut butter, and oats come together in these deliciously simple no-bake bars!"
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Prep time 5mins
Cook time 30mins
Serves or Makes: 9

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  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter, (or any other nut butter)
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • a handful of chocolate chips


  • Step 1

    In medium-sized pot, combine sugar, milk, cocoa powder, and butter and melt together over medium heat, stirring occasionally. After butter has fully melted, cook for another 2-3 minutes until just bubbly.

  • Step 2

    Reduce heat to low, and add salt and nut butter. Stir until nut butter begins to melt and incorporate

  • Step 3

    Add oatmeal 1 cup at a time, mixing in with a spatula after each scoop.

  • Step 4

    Line an 8×8 baking pan with wax paper and pour mixture into pan, spreading evenly to the edges. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top and gently press into mixture. (Feel free to go as chocolatey or not as you like, and if you’re really feeling it, you could even mix these in the pot for chocolate chips throughout!)

  • Step 5

    Place pan in the freezer for at least 20 minutes for bars to cool. Can be stored in container at room temperature.

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