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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bars

Protein-rich No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bars made with all HEALTHY ingredients, refined sugar-free. A perfect midday bite, or post workout snack.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 29 minutes
Servings 8 bars
Calories 424 kcal
Author Natalie

Ingredients

  • 3 cups rolled oats*
  • 2 medium sized ripe banana
  • 3 tablespoon rice syrup , or maple syrup or honey
  • 4 tablespoon creamy peanut butter , added sugar-free, added oil-free
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks or chocolate chips , 70% or more cocoa with unrefined sugar**

Instructions

  1. Line the bottom of a 9x9 inch (22x22cm) square pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. Put 1/2 oats into the food processor and pulse for 2 second to cut up oats in smaller pieces. Combine with the rest of oats in one larger mixing bowl.

  3. In the separate bowl, mash banana with the fork. Add syrup or honey and vanilla extract and softened peanut butter and mix well until you get a smooth mixture. 

  4. Add peanut butter banana mixture into oats and stir until evenly combined.

  5. Transfer mixture to the prepared pan. Press down using the second sheet of parchment to press it evenly into the bottom of the pan. Place in freezer for 15 minutes.
  6. In meanwhile melt dark chocolate chunks or chocolate chips in microwave or using the stove. Let it cool for few minutes then spread the melted chocolate on top of the oats.

  7. Freeze until firm enough to cut into bars.

Recipe Notes

* For gluten-free version make sure you use certified gluten-free products. ** For VEGAN version use vegan dark chocolate chips. Keep in an airtight container refrigerated for up to 1 week. Place in ziplock bags and freeze up to 3 months. As a measure, I used UScup (240ml).

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 424 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 357mg10%
Carbohydrates 64g21%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.