I love anything oaty, anything with chocolate and I like peanut butter too so this recipe really tempted me, they also looked yummmmy and the extra bonus is they don’t contain eggs woooo woooo.
They are quite easy to make which is even better.
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Peanut butter, oats and chocolate chips snack bars
Yields 16
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
  1. 1 cup – white whole wheat flour
  2. 1 cup – old fashioned oats
  3. 1 tsp – baking soda
  4. 1/4 tsp – salt
  5. 1/2 cup – dark brown sugar
  6. 3/4 cup – crunchy peanut butter
  7. 1 tsp – vanilla extract
  8. 1/2 cup – milk (I added more to bind it together)
  9. 1 bag – chocolate chips
I also added
  1. 1/2 tsp – cinnamon
  2. 1 tsp – vanilla extract
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 175°C, line a 8×8″ baking tin.
  2. 2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, add peanut butter and sugar(I find sometimes with dark brown sugar it clumps together so maybe mash it up first before adding the peanut butter) and mix on high speed until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add in vanilla extract and mix until combined. Add in flour, oats, salt and baking soda, mixing on medium speed. The dough will look crumbly and you want the peanut butter mix to be broken up into clumps. Add milk with the mixer on low speed, and mix until a dough forms. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Make sure dough is completely combined then place it in the tin, pressing it to fit around the edges. Bake for 18 minutes, or until set and golden on top. Let cool completely, then cut into 9 squares or 16 squares which is what I did.
  4. These bars weren’t a big success with all my family :(, I don’t think it was sweet enough. I did like them a but found them lacking in sweetness so whilst at work I was thinking about food(as per usual) and how to make these better, I thought it would taste better with a hint of coffee and decided on soaking them with sweet strong coffee.
Coffee syrup kindaof of thing
  1. 11/2 tsp – strong decaf or normal coffee
  2. 1-1/12 tsp – sugar
  3. couple of tbsps of boiling water
  4. Place all the bars on a plate and pour the warm syrup(it’s not really a syrup consistency) over the bars and let it soak through wait until it’s soaked throughly and taste the difference! 🙂
  5. The squares will be quite moist now and not have a dry texture.
  6. * For next time
  7. I didn’t have crunchy peanut butter only smooth but next time I will use crunchy as it will definitely give a bit of texture and bite.
  8. I would also add some more sugar prob about 1/4 cup but altogether I would use half light brown sugar and half dark brown sugar so the bars don’t come out so dark especially after adding the coffee syrup.
  9. I will also use 1/2tsp bi carb and 1/2 tsp of baking powder as I found I could taste a bit of a bi carb taste hmm not good!
  10. I loved the idea of the coffee syrup it gave a bit of an uhhhhmmffff to the bars.
Adapted from Amy bites
Adapted from Amy bites