No-Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

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I always love making snacks that don’t require being baked and I love them more when they are super delicious!  You can even adjust these to make them a more healthy granola bar type snack treat for your kids.

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No-Bake Chocolate Oat Bars
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups uncooked quick oats
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup crunchy or creamy peanut butter
Instructions
  1. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
  2. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add brown sugar and vanilla; mix well
  4. Stir in oats and cook over low heat 2-3 minutes or until ingredients are well blended.
  5. Press half of the mixture into prepared baking pan using the back of a large spoon to spread the mixture evenly.
  6. In a small saucepan over low heat melt the chocolate chips, stirring occasionally.
  7. Stir in peanut butter.
  8. Pour mixture over oat mixture in baking pan and spread evenly with knife or back of spoon.
  9. Crumble remaining oat mixture over the chocolate layer, pressing down gently.
  10. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours or overnight.
  11. Bring to room temperature and cut bars
Notes
Bars can be frozen; let thaw for about 10 minutes or more before serving.

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