Easy chocolate dessert recipes are my favorite, ESPECIALLY these Chocolate Oat Bars. Bonus points if they have a little extra nutrition in them and they're a kid-approved dessert. These raw chocolate oat bars have become a favorite in our household as a quick snack or a healthy sweet treat option.
These are similar to bliss balls recipes except in the form of bars. It's basically the lazy way to make the bliss balls. The chocolate oats bars are the chocolate, no-bake, blended version of my crumble bars recipe!
How to Make Chocolate Oat Bars
- To start, the crust requires pecans or walnuts, rolled oats, dates, coconut oil, and a splash of vanilla. I use my favorite recipe from my No Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bars for the chocolatey center. You will need coconut oil, cocoa powder, vanilla, and maple syrup as the sweetener.
- Blend the ingredients in a food processor until you have a sticky dough-like consistency.
- Then make the delicious chocolate center. Add the coconut oil, cocoa powder, vanilla, and maple syrup or liquid sweetener of your choice.
Put it all together and freeze it for 1.5-2 hours. You and your family now have the perfect chocolate snack bar to indulge your chocolate cravings in.
I hope you make these on repeat just like we do!
More Easy Chocolate Dessert Recipes
- Chewy Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chocolate-Covered Brownie Energy Bites
- 5 Ingredient Almond Butter Brownies
- No Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bars
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Chocolate Oat Bars
- 1 cups walnut or pecan halves
- 1 cups rolled oats
- 8 whole medjool dates, pitted
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- pinch of salt
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- In a food processor, pulse the pecan or walnuts and oats until a fine, crumbly texture. Add the dates, coconut oil, vanilla, and salt and pulse until you form a sticky mixture.
- Line a 9×5 loaf pan with parchment paper. Press ⅔ of the mixture into the pan to make the crust of the bars.
- Add the coconut oil, cocoa powder, vanilla, and maple syrup in a small bowl. Melt in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds until a liquid consistency. Pour over the crust layer.
- Sprinkle the remaining crust on top to resemble a crumbly topping and press gently.
- Cover and place the bars in the freezer and chill for 1.5-2 hours. Cut into bars into squares or into long bars and serve chilled!
- Refrigerate or freeze bars for storage.
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Can’t wait to try this one! Might sneak in a few chocolate chips on top. 😳
Healthy & chocolaty?? Sounds like my kind of sweet treat! 🙂
Cynthia | What A Girl Eats
Love that these are healthy! Such a great snack and very easy. thanks!
These bars were so good! So happy to have found a sugar-free recipe!
ohh yum! they're so chocolatey and great looking!
Love these healthy oat bars!! I made these as an after school snack for my kids and they loved it!