These Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bars are chewy, delicious, addictive and made with NO flour and NO butter!
Happy Friday! I have been WAITING to say that all week. It’s been quite the week – I’m back at school and studying + going to school full day + supermarket + life = 2 am bedtime every night to wake up early the next morning and do it all over again.
Why do we have to do exams? Can’t I just have a staring contest and if I beat the judge I pass and I’m a lawyer?
I’m pretty good at staring contests.
While that fantasy plays over in my head, I want to focus on something amazing that is actually happening. Like these Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bars. This is going to be a short post because I want you to make these triple chocolate oatmeal cookie bars this weekend, so I will focus on those.
For those of you who follow me on instagram, you might notice a slight chance in the food I’ve been eating aka healthier. I will not stretch to totally healthy because I don’t want to be attacked with “cheese is never healthy!” aka my life staple but I’ve cut out a ton of the processed foods and I’m focusing on what ingredients really taste like. That translates directly into what I share on this blog because, I eat whatever I post here. That doesn’t mean it can’t be ridiculously delicious, I just can’t bring myself to make endless high cal or high fat meals ALL THE TIME. This is where the cookie bars come in.
I said I was going to make this post short didn’t I? Hmm, I seem to like the only sound (clicking typing?) of my own voice.
These bars ARE as delicious as they sound. I used milk chocolate, dark chocolate (aka my heart) and white chocolate in them. They are chewy, the perfect consistency of an oatmeal cookie, and topped with sea salt. THE SEA SALT. I feel as if it’s the cherry on top of your ice cream sundae because of the slight extra and it is the perfect contrast to the sweetness of the bars, giving a sweet and salty combination. Also, as you may have seen above, these bars have no flour or butter. I wasn’t going full sugar free, but I did cut out a lot of the sugar and replace it with honey. How is it being held together? I grinded up some oats and to make oat flour, which means these are even softer than your typical oatmeal cookie.
Honestly, my favourite part (next to the sea salt) is the chocolate variation. It feels like a kaleidoscope of flavours in your mouth, and then the sea salt adds that delicious contrast. Wow, I’m presented with insane bars and I am raving about the sea salt.
Well, I think my time is up here! Here is your “short” post on these beauties – please try them! You will have to hide them from your family.
They are that good.
- 1 ¼ cups old fashioned oats
- 2 cups 2 tablespoons oat "flour" - I used Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup honey
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup oil (I used coconut oil)
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup milk chocolate, chips or chunks, minus a handful
- ⅓ cup dark chocolate, chips or chunks
- ⅓ cup white chocolate, chips or chunks
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 8x8 baking pan with
- Make oat "flour" by grinding the equivalent amount of oats in measurement (depends on the size of your oats - just ensure it makes the full amount of oat "flour") in a food processor until ground down. Mix in the baking soda and the salt. Set aside
- In a bowl of a standing mixer, add the two sugars, egg, and oil and vanilla extract and mix together until combined for about 1 minute. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the oat "flour" mixture. Mix together for about 3 minutes on a low setting until fully incorporated.
- Add in the honey and oats and mix it all together.
- Remove bowl from mixer and fold in the chocolate with a spatula or spoon. Mixture will be a bit sticky and thick.
- Spoon mixture into the bowl and smooth down.
- Sprinkle the handful of milk chocolate on top.
- Bake for 25 minutes, or until the centre is set and the edges begin to crisp.
- Allow to cool and cut (or you can cut with a plastic knife or dinner knife when warm).
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