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Healthier Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Fudge Bars

No baking required for these healthier chocolate + peanut butter oatmeal fudge bars. A thick peanut butter chocolate fudge layer in the middle of 2 oatmeal layers makes for a fun and unique treat.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Calories 346 kcal
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup dark chocolate or milk chocolate

Instructions

  1. Line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Take the coconut and pulse in a blender or food processor for about 15 seconds. Measure AFTER blending to make 1 cup total.
  3. Add to a bowl with the quick oats, pinch of salt, coconut or brown sugar and vanilla extract.
  4. Melt the coconut oil and measure it when completely melted.
  5. Pour over the oat + coconut mixture and mix until well combined.
  6. Press a little over half of the mixture into the bottom of the pan. Press the mixture very firmly.
  7. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the peanut butter and chocolate chips.
  8. Melt in the microwave in 15 second bursts, stirring in between each burst for 10-15 seconds.
  9. When the mixture is completely melted pour and spread evenly over the bottom oat layer.
  10. Take the remaining oats and sprinkle evenly over the chocolate layer. Press as firmly as possible without pressing it into the melted chocolate layer.
  11. Cover the bars and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
  12. Enjoy straight from the freezer and return any leftovers to the freezer or fridge.
  13. (if these aren't chilled in the freezer or fridge they tend to be crumbly and more "oily")