Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Ridiculously Easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat Treats



Just a few simple ingredients easily combine to create this amazing treat. Great for dessert, a snack- maybe even breakfast!

Ingredients:

1 cup oats (old fashioned, not quick)(*use a gluten-free oats such as Bob's Red Mill if you are on a gluten-free diet)
½ cup creamy natural peanut butter
½ cup light pancake syrup
3 tablespoons chocolate chips
½ teaspoon vanilla (optional)

Directions:

Add the peanut butter, maple syrup and vanilla to a small-medium pan and warm on low heat stirring frequently until blended together and softened (a very thick liquid consistency)- about 3-4 minutes. Pour in the oats and continue to stir until mixed well, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in the chocolate chips (they will melt- yum!) Let cool and press mixture into an 8 by 8 inch pan. (Lining the pan with parchment paper and folding it over to press down works nicely.) Chill in the fridge for an hour or more (if you can wait that long!) and cut into squares and serve. Store in the fridge.

Makes 16 squares

Serving size: 1/16th of recipe Calories 95 Protein 3 g Carb 10 g Fiber 1 g Sugars 4 g Fat 5 g Saturated fat 1 g Sodium 24 mg

4 comments:

Lisa {Smart Food and Fit} February 9, 2011 at 8:23 AM  

The cookie looks so pretty! I bet it taste even better warmed up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!

Jo April 11, 2011 at 8:46 PM  
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Jo April 11, 2011 at 8:47 PM  

These are so great, I am about to make them again!

muffinsandmocha March 17, 2013 at 5:31 PM  

These sound delish! I'm def going to make them! Hope it's ok I posted about them and linked it to ya :)

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