Easy, No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars

by KNOW TEAM September 07, 2018

no bake gluten-free chocolate peanut butter bars

These delicious bars can be prepared in just a few minutes and can be served throughout the week as a quick breakfast, pre/post workout fuel, or late-night snack. You can substitute any nut butter for the peanut butter if you prefer.

Makes 16 bars

Ingredients

2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
1 teaspoon flax seeds
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon shredded coconut
1 cup crunchy or smooth peanut butter
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 cup KNOW Better Chocolate Chips

Instructions

Grease a 9-inch square baking dish with butter or coconut oil.

In a large bowl, combine the oats, coconut, flax seeds, and chia seeds.

In a medium bowl, combine the peanut butter and coconut oil. Melt in 30-second bursts in the microwave. Stir until smooth and well-combined.

Add the peanut butter mixture to the oat mixture and stir well. Press into the prepared baking dish and smooth into an even layer. Press down firmly into the dish using a spatula.

In a second medium bowl, melt the chocolate in 30-second bursts in the microwave, stirring well after each burst to prevent scorching. 

Pour the chocolate over the oat-peanut butter mixture in the baking dish. You can swirl the chocolate if you'd like. 

Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Slice into bars and wrap each individually for easy eating. Store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.



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