No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Coconut Bars

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Coconut Bars from Kathrynseppamaki.com #realfood #glutenfree

These no bake chocolate oatmeal coconut bars are sinfully delicious, and rightfully so!

This recipe is for those of you with a sweet tooth. This is from a recipe that I’ve had since way back in my non-real food days that I’ve tweaked to make it better for the real food crowd. That being said, it should still be an occasional treat rather than a regular part of your diet. It’s been so long since I started making this dessert bar recipe that I honestly don’t remember where I found it. Most likely it was found in a magazine or on the back of a package somewhere. But it is really delicious…although it is very rich, so a little goes a long way! I love to pair this with a nice glass of raw milk…yum!

This recipe is naturally gluten free.

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No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Coconut Bars

These no bake bars and incredibly yummy and make for a nice sweet treat.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sucanat turbinado sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla organic preferred
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut organic preferred
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter or nut butter of your choice

Instructions

  1. Grease a 9x9 pan with butter or coconut oil
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter.
  3. Add the coconut sugar/Sucanat and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
  4. Mix in oats and coconut and stir until well combined.
  5. Press 1/2 of the oat mixture in bottom of the greased pan and press down.
  6. In another medium saucepan, mix the chocolate chips and peanut or nut butter.
  7. Heat over low heat until chocolate chips have melted, stirring occasionally until the mixture is smooth.
  8. Pour the chocolate mixture over the pressed oat mixture and smooth out with a spoon.
  9. Crumble the other half of the oat mixture over top of the chocolate.
  10. Chill for at least 2-3 hours (preferably overnight).
  11. Bring the bars to room temperature before cutting.
No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Coconut Bars from Kathrynseppamaki.com #realfood #glutenfree

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