Healthy and tasty oatmeal bars could be made quickly as a dessert or a snack. A great source of vitamins and fiber and most of all boosts your energy seriously.
My intention was just to prepare something sweet for dessert after lunch, but I’ve got something else. Since my loved ones like every sweet little thing if it has chocolate signing, at least, I always need chocolate in my kitchen. So, I started diving through my great collection of recipes in a search for chocolate sweetness. The successful combination of chocolate and peanut butter got me staring in one 3 years old hand writing. Beside Peanut Butter Graham Balls and Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars these Oatmeal Date Bars have found their place on my blog and on my table after lunch.
Oatmeal Date Bars with Chocolate ToppingPRINT RECIPE
- 3 cups whole rolled oats
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 15 soft dates
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 cup chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoons milk
- some chopped dark chocolate for decoration
Put the oats into the food processor and process for a minute. Pour the oats in the bowl so you can process the dates. If the dates are done add the oats back, honey, cinnamon, peanut butter, vanilla extract and process until you get a nice sticky mixture. If you see that the mixture is too dry, pour some more honey or add some more peanut butter in it. But if you can’t form a nice ball out of the mixture and it’s too wet, add some more oats.
Add the chocolate chips, butter and milk into the glass bowl and heat it in the microwave oven for a minute. It won’t be melted but by stirring it should melt and became smooth.
Top the cake with this chocolate topping and refrigerate it for half an hour. Decorate it with the chopped chocolate and cut the pieces with a warm knife.
Instead of honey, maple or corn syrup can be used. I have used 3 ounces of dark chocolate for decoration.