Oat bars I think is one of those treats which I cannot resist and loosing a grip easily. What means I can eat until I have a tummy pain from sweetness, yes, nothing to proud about, but I am honest with You and that must be respected. No matter what it looks like, topped with healthy seeds or sugar icing I want them. Some people call them granola bars, but that is not really a granola bars, because it is made from oats – not granola. Or am I digging too deep?
However, today my decision was to make some epic snack, as my hubby mentioned that he really missed home made sweets to take to work, that actually works as a hint, like ‘Make something sweet for me’ and that is good, as long as I am not eating it all on my own 😀
Chocolate Oat Bars
Made from gluten free oats and heavily covered in chocolate. Is it something else You want to know about this? OK, these bars are sweet tooth best friend as they are made using maple syrup and dried sweet cranberries as well, so Your cravings will be satisfied, I can assure that!
Crunchy base and thick rich dark chocolate top will make Your snack epic, as it supposed to be. Time to try!
- 1/2 cup agave or maple syrup
- 1/2 cup peanut butter, or any other nut butter
- 1 cup rolled oats (GF , if needed)
- handful of cranberries
- dark chocolate (vegan)
Place agave or maple syrup in a sauce pan together with nut butter. Het until melted and stir to combine evenly. Add oats and cranberries. If mass looks too loose add more oats and stir to combine.
Transfer mass into plastic container lined with cling film, or use silicone dish and press firmly with back of a spoon or simply use Your fingers.
Break chocolate in small pieces and place into a heatproof bowl. Sit over a pan of barely simmering water (a bain marie) and allow the chocolate to melt, stirring occasionally. Finally, pour chocolate on oat base and let it cool down.