dark chocolate almond oatmeal bars

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup flour (I used all-purpose, but any kind should work. Try oat flour for gluten-free)
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup almond butter, divided (or other nut-butter)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  1. Line a 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, flour, maple syrup, 1/2 cup almond butter, coconut oil, vanilla and cinnamon. The mixture should be sticky and clump together easily. If it’s too crumbly, add a bit more nut butter. If too wet, add in more oats/flour.
  3. Transfer half of the mixture into the baking pan and spread evenly. I like to use a piece of parchment paper to press down the mixture evenly, but a small rolling pin (or your fingers!) also works. Place in the fridge and let harden for at least 30 minutes.
  4. After the mixture has hardened in the fridge, melt the chocolate chips along with the remaining 1/4 cup almond butter in a double boiler or small pot over boiling water until creamy and smooth. Pour the chocolate on the oat layer and refrigerate until hardened, about 1 hour.
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