Chocolate Stuffed Oatmeal Bars.
I present to you the exact way I want to eat oatmeal, forever.
Do you see that chew? That chocolate? That perfect little square? Guys: FIVE INGREDIENTS. That’s it.
Thank goodness it’s Friday because after seeing that, I’m just done for the week. DONE. High five emoji.
Oh wait! But it gets better. Not only do we have those chewy oats, but chocolate peanut butter swirl?
Hi, apparently I’m dead because this is my heaven.
That peanut butter chocolate swirl is stuffed INSIDE the chewy oats. YES.
You know those wonderful chewy and delicious granola bars that you found in your lunchbox as a kid? These are those, times ten. They are granola bar dessert. Granola bar treats. Chewy, sweet, buttery and filled with an intense chocolate center.
These bars come from the Cookies and Cups cookbook, which will be released by my friend Shelly next week! You are going to want to eat the entire inside of the book, I swear. It’s a dream come true. And Shelly is the cutest and I adore her. She KNOWS her dessert.
I’ve been waiting with bated breath to tell you about her book, after receiving an early copy to blurb and seriously flipping over the recipes. So many wonderful classics but so many creative recipes – I can’t even tell you. There are savory recipes in the book as well – and I’m losing my brain over garlic bread pasta. Uh huh. GARLIC BREAD PASTA.
You need to order a copy so you can have it first thing next week!
In the meantime, I’ll be over here trying not to stuff my face with oatmeal bars. I made these as part of our meal prep last Sunday (every week needs a treat, right?!) and it’s a legit miracle that there are any left. Eddie doesn’t care for oatmeal cookies and even he couldn’t stop grabbing squares. These might overtake my love for oatmeal in cookies – and think of all the flavors?!
Now, you have weekend plans.
Chocolate Stuffed Oatmeal Bars
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup loosely packed light brown sugar
- 2 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- Line an 8×8-inch baking dish with aluminum foil.
- In a saucepan, heat the butter and sugar over medium heat, whisking until the sugar dissolves. Cook until it’s bubbling and let it boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the oats until completely moistened. Set aside.
- Place the chocolate chips and peanut butter in a bowl. Melt in the microwave (30 seconds at 50% power, stirring after each time) or a double boiler until the chocolate chips are melted.
- Press half of the oat mixture into the baking dish. Pour the melted chocolate over top, spreading with a spatula. Gently press the remaining oat mixture over top. Let cool completely or refrigerate (I love these cold!) – let sit for a few hours (3 to 3) before slicing.
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64 Comments on “Chocolate Stuffed Oatmeal Bars.”
I never want to eat oatmeal any other way!
looks so good, I must try making these! love simple recipes using my favorite ingredients!
These bars just made my entire weekend look brighter!!! OMG Girl, I’m so excited to try them it’s not even funny!
Oof, I need this! Can I order a whole batch? Love this idea!
Holy crap, these look so good!
Are you kidding me?!
So let me get this straight. . .all it takes is 5 ingredients to get to heaven? Lucky for me my pantry is stocked with all 5. These look divine.
Just looking at these makes me so, so happy! I love chewy oats and a thick chocolate, peanut butter-y layer.
What an amazing idea.. thanks for sharing! They look fab xx
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Hooray for another way to get rid of the TWO HUGE chocolate easter bunnies my mom got us. Making these TONIGHT
This is pretty reminiscent of Argentine alfajores! Love it!!
OMG!!! THANK YOU!!!!! You made these look amazing! I couldn’t, for the life of me, get a good photo of these!
But seriously, thank you infinity for this! :)
Chewy and dense is all I want! Just how I like oatmeal in the first place! Thick…not soupy :O
first of all – DAMN.
second – how does this have so FEW ingredients?! I’m marveling at how something this hearty can come together so simply, I’m loving it!
third – need this cookbook, clearly!
Oh, I soooooooo need these in my life (and tummy!) right now! Have a great weekend!
I die. And this is totally legit, for breakfast right ?!? Look, at all that oatmeal-ness!
Definitely giving these a try soon!
You’re like a mind reader! Last night I was legit craving some kind of oatmeal bars, and chocolate stuffed oatmeal bars? YES, sign me up! I’m off to purchase the cookbook stat!
I’d be down to have this for breakfast every day. I LOVVEEE my oatmeal in a bar!
You had me at chocolate oatmeal bars…then you had to throw in the peanut butter swirl! SO IN LOVE! I will have to make these tonight!
XO – Sarah
Oh my these look good!
I was craving something when I came here ……these are exactly it! :) YUM!!!!
We can technically call these breakfast, right? Is that okay? I’ll be checking out Shelly’s book! What a great recipe, Jessica! These need to be on my weekly meal prep!
Yum! I only have natural PB at the moment. Will that work or do I need the spreadable stuff?
Wow these look amazing!!! I love oatmeal raisin cookies so this definitely up my aisle!! =)
This is too easy! Making these this weekend. Thank you Shelly & Jessica
I can’t wait to try these, we need more healthy snack recipes for around the house! I can just imagine the perfectly chewy texture, the photos are wonderful.
Cannot wait to make these!!! Making them on Sunday, only 5 ingredients! love me a chewy, thick oatmeal cookie!
This is genious! I’ll make these oatmeal bars this weekend for sure! It seems so easy to cook!
How many calories in 1/16 of a recipe? Some of us are counting . . . .
I made these last night-delicious! I subbed almond butter for the peanut butter and they turned out perfectly. I like that they don’t contain a ton of sugar. Thanks for the recipe! It’s a keeper.
OMG! I’m making these today!! Got to buy that cook book when it comes out!
Something for everyone’s lunch box next week……well maybe not, these look too good,I want them!
I’m getting her cookbook, for sure. One of my favorite blogs. Her desserts are all so spectacular!
Those look so delicious!
For anyone wondering, a double batch fit perfectly in a 9×13 pan! Made them for a fundraiser tomorrow to feed the people :)
Thank you so much for answering the question I was thinking about!!!
They looks awesome but may not good for me because I’m going on a diet to loose weigh. But still thanks for sharing this, Jessica!.
Chocolate and oatmeal bars!!! Very impressed at the title itself. I really wonder how you get such awesome combo ideas. Loved your post as well as the energy bars.
I just noticed these and went gahhhh! I’m posting an oat bar recipe tomorrow, a total coincidence btw :) I love your stuffed version!
I made these today! I didn’t have quick cooking oats so used rolled instead and baked at 180C for 20 minutes. Once completely cool, they were amazing! Think flapjacks with a Reese’s peanut buttercup twist! :)
Could you sub coconut oil for the butter? Thanks!!
Yes, I think that coconut oil would work for the butter in these and would be so good to. I found success with coconut oil in most recipes in the place of butter.
yes definitely!! shelley gives the option in her book!
I’m making these tonight who can wait til the weekend for this yummyness.
These are so good! I made them over the weekend. Totally worth making and so easy!
Heaven! Enough said :)
Ahh these look so so delish! YUM!
These look SO good, I feel like I can smell them through the screen! They look super delicious and I’m going to save this recipe so I can make them in the future!
Those look insane! 100% yumm!
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