Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars

by Sharon on May 1, 2017

Sweet and slightly salty oats with a luscious fudgy center. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars are a regular thing around our kitchen for obvious reasons.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Squares

You know that satisfying feeling when a plan is flawlessly executed? When something turns out exactly as you wanted it to? That happened with these Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars. The minute I sliced into them and saw that decadent fudgy layer, I knew we had a winner.

Success in the kitchen has been elusive as of late. A failed jicama slaw (so watery!) and endless cheese cracker recipes (why my work pants are tight) has left me with precious little to blog about for the last couple of weeks. But these squares are not only blog worthy, they are definitely a new favourite.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars

There are two ways to make these. You can use either coconut oil or grass fed butter. I loved both variations. The coconut oil version is probably the healthier way to go, but I found with the grass fed butter version I felt satisfied with a smaller amount. I also found grass fed butter from New Zealand on sale at my grocery which never happens, so I indulged. Either way, super delicious. Do you!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars

I stored these in the freezer because I like my chocolate treats icy cold. It’s a tradition in our house for me to put anything chocolate directly into the fridge or freezer before it gets eaten. Is it just me or does it taste better when chilled?

Either way, these  would be an energising afternoon pick me up or the perfect after dinner treat with a nice cup of peppermint tea or a creamy coffee.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars

I love how fancy the fudgy center looks. It’s super easy too! Don’t forget to save a tablespoon or two to drizzle over the top. Can oat bars be gourmet? Lol!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars

Adapted from this great recipe!



Yields 16 squares

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars
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  • 1 cup coconut oil or butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup natural peanut butter (I used chunky)


  1. Line a 8x8 dish with parchment paper & set aside
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium low heat, melt together the coconut oil (or butter) sugar and vanilla. Stir until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is smooth. Add in the oats, cinnamon and sea salt. Stir constantly for 4-5 minutes. Remove from the heat
  3. Pour 1/2 the mixture into the bottom of the parchment lined dish and using the back of a spoon, flatten it out evenly. Set the remaining mixture aside
  4. In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the chocolate chips and peanut butter and keep stirring until the it is smooth and the chocolate is melted
  5. Pour the chocolate/peanut butter mixture over the oat layer in the 8x8 dish, reserving 2-3 tablespoons to drizzle over the top
  6. Crumble the remaining oat mixture evenly over the chocolate payer, then drizzle the last of the chocolate peanut butter over it
  7. Pop into the fridge for a few hours (3-4) to set
  8. Slice into 16 squares (I cut 1 square into 4 bite sized pieces when I eat it)








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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Danielle @ Wild Coast Tales May 2, 2017 at 5:27 am
These look so decadent and delicious!
Sharon May 2, 2017 at 7:26 am
They are! I could say dangerous also. ;) Thanks Danielle!
Wendy O May 2, 2017 at 4:59 pm
These do look decadent and I will definitely be making them. Do you use GF quick oats? I find the Red Mill GF Rolled Oats are larger and heavier than say Quaker Quick Oats. The Quick Oats seem to be better for rolling into balls and I wasn't sure if same for these squares? I haven't seem any other kind if wheat free (gf) oats. Thoughts?
Sharon May 2, 2017 at 8:01 pm
Hey Wendy! I don't use GF myself. Thankfully no allergies here! I use the PC Organics Quick Oats which I also use for my oatmeal. :) I do know that Bob's Red Mill carries GF quick oats on their website though. You could order online or ask your retailer to stock that product. I'm sure it would sell!
Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen May 3, 2017 at 5:43 pm
Holy smokes, these look amazing! I could eat treats made from chocolate + almond butter/fake PB every day!
Sharon May 4, 2017 at 8:46 am
Thanks Chelsea! These are a must make. Too delicious. And fake PB? Do tell!

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