Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Bars Recipe

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Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Bars Recipe:- Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars, prepared in a retro style but with a modern twist. Imagine a base consisting of a doughy, buttery oatmeal cookie, coated with peanut butter that is creamy, and covered with sweet salty chocolate on top.

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Bars Recipe

Equipment

  • Large Baking Sheet

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened natural peanut butter*
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp avocado oil**
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups oats
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamonoptional
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips***

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.

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Transfer the peanut butter, eggs, pure maple syrup, avocado oil, and vanilla extract to a large mixing bowl and mix the wet ingredients together until a uniform sticky substance is formed. Note: I mix everything using a fork, but you can use an electric hand mixer if you’d like.

If the peanut butter has been chilling in the refrigerator (or is not at room temperature), microwave it for 30 to 60 seconds or until it is easy to stir.

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Add the oats, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon, and sea salt to the mixing bowl (dry ingredients) and mix until a thick dough forms.

Mix in the chocolate chips.

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Drop mounds of dough on the prepared baking pan, making any size cookies you like. I make 9 huge cookies, but the recipe will make up to 20 small cookies. The cookies maintain the same shape throughout the baking process and they do not spread much. For this reason, be sure to shape the dough into the final shape you’re looking for prior to baking. Press extra chocolate chips into the cookie dough balls if you’d like. If you have a small cookie scoop, feel free to use if here to make small cookies.

Bake cookies for 8 to 11 minutes for large cookies or 6 to 8 minutes for very small cookies.

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Allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes before serving.

Notes

I use unsweetened natural creamy peanut butter but any type of peanut butter will work as long as it is well-stirred. I don’t recommend using a reduced fat peanut butter, as the bars will turn out dry and not as flavorful.

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You can also use melted coconut oil or 4 tablespoons of melted butter.

You can also add 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips if you’d like. Use dairy-free chocolate chips or sugar-free chocolate chips if need be!

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Nutrition

  • Serving: 1cookie (of 16 – Calories: 252kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 26g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 24mg
  • Sodium: 138mg
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 14g

Author

  • JASMINE GOMEZ

    Jasmine Gomez is the Wishes Editor at Birthday Stock, where she cover the best wishes, quotes across family, friends and more. When she's not writing for a living, she enjoys karaoke and dining out more than she cares to admit. Who we are and how we work. We currently have seven trained editors working in our office to produce top-notch content that you can rely on. All articles are published according to the four-eyes principle: After completion of the raw version, the texts are checked by (at least) one other editor for orthographic and content accuracy.

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