Monday, September 19, 2011
The kids are always eating granola bars. They get expensive and I don't always really know what's in them.
Chocolate peanut butter is always a fantastic combination so I was so hoping the kids would like these.
These oat bars were awesome. They kids loved them and I felt so much better about what they were eating. They tasted delicious. These will be made again and again!
Chocolate Peanut Butter & Oat Snack Bars
Adapted from Love Veggies and Yoga
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter, I used chunky
1/3 cup milk
1 1/2 cup oats, quick cooking
1/2 tbsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp. sugar
1/4 cup pecan halves, rough chopped
1 tbsp. flaxseed meal
Melt chocolate chips, peanut butter and milk in the microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring and checking. Once melted and stirred together, add the rest of the ingredients. You want this to be fairly dry, if it's not dry enough, add more oats one tablespoon at a time.
Press mixture into an 8 x 8 pan sprayed with cooking spray. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes or until cooled and firm. Cut into 10 slices. You could also roll into balls as well for a finger snack.
I put it through Sparkpeople.com recipes and these are the stats that I came up with.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat 12.6 g
Saturated Fat 1.4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.5 g
Cholesterol 0.4 mg
Sodium 187.3 mg
Potassium 163.3 mg
Total Carbohydrate 19.4 g
Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
Sugars 2.4 g
Protein 5.7 g
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