Baked PB Oatmeal Bars
Satisfy those sweet cravings with a healthy alternative to cookies and granola bars. Fast and simple to make at home, baked peanut butter oatmeal bars are an economical treat designed for sharing. We love that they’re savory and filling; you’ll love that they taste decadent and delicious without being sugar bombs.
- 1 cup soft dates (this is about 14 - 16 dates)
- 1/2 cup O Organics™ old fashioned crunchy peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk (from a carton)
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°. Spray an 8x8 pan with nonstick cooking spray or line it with parchment paper.
In a food processor, add dates (make sure there are no pits). Process until dates are chopped into small pieces. Add egg, coconut milk and salt, and process again until creamy. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the food processor and make sure everything gets incorporated. Add peanut butter and blend/process only for a second.
Pour mixture into a bowl (scraping down the sides of the food processor again, make sure you get everything!), then add quick oats and chocolate chips. Stir until everything is evenly mixed together.
Spread mixture into the pan and spread evenly with a spatula. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes. Remove and let fully cool, then cut into 12 bars. Store in an airtight container.
All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.