These Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bars are chewy, delicious, addictive and made with NO flour and NO butter!

Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bars

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.

Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bars

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.

Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bars

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.

Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Cook Time 25 min Serves 9     adjust servings

These Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bars are chewy, delicious, addictive and made with NO flour and NO butter!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups 2 tablespoons oat flour - I used Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup oil (I used coconut oil)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ? cup milk chocolate, chips or chunks, minus a handful
  • ? cup dark chocolate, chips or chunks
  • ? cup white chocolate, chips or chunks

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 8x8 baking pan with
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. Add in the honey and oats and mix it all together.
  5. Remove bowl from mixer and fold in the chocolate with a spatula or spoon. Mixture will be a bit sticky and thick.
  6. Spoon mixture into the bowl and smooth down.
  7. Sprinkle the handful of milk chocolate on top.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the centre is set and the edges begin to crisp.
  9. Allow to cool and cut (or you can cut with a plastic knife or dinner knife when warm).
  10. Enjoy!

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Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bars

 

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50 comments

  1. Nicole says:

    No flour or butter! Heck yea I’ll make them. Looks great!

  2. marcie says:

    Great idea using ground up oats completely as the flour! I’m an oatmeal fanatic and I would love these. 🙂

  3. Oh man these look soooooo good Jessica! I love oatmeal with chocolate chips! Pretty pics too!

  4. I love the oat flour trick!! I’ve used it before and it creates such a chewy texture, I know this must taste awesome! and good luck with school girrrl, I know the warm weather only makes studying harder!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks so much Christine! And yes the weather makes it worse; but raining makes it even worse! I want to sleep :).

  5. Chantal says:

    Hi Jessica,

    Your cookie bars are so delicious!
    It’s a good idea to use oatmeal.
    Chantal

  6. Yay-so excited about the new direction. I’m the same way about being “healthy” 😛 These bars look so chewy and gooey and wonderful-ESPECIALLY because you topped them with sea salt! yay!

  7. anne says:

    What if we don’t have a food processor? 🙁

    • Jessica says:

      Hey Anne! You could also use a blender, or a nutri bullet or anything of that nature.

  8. ela@GrayApron says:

    Wow wow wow! Cookies and bars and chocolate and oatmeal…Jessica, you are my hero! 🙂 ela

  9. Love that these bars are a healthified dessert, Jessica! I feel ya on needing a break from heavier foods. Anything that both appeases my sweet tooth and doesn’t leave me feeling “blah” afterwards is a winner!

  10. Joanne says:

    You’re SO close to being done!! Just push through!!

    I’m sure these bars make for the perfect mid-study break snack/incentive. Triple chocolate always sounds good to me!

  11. They remind me of granola bars! These look fantastic, Jessica.

  12. Ashley says:

    Sea salt, did you say sea salt??? haha Ugh I love it … especially with chocolate! These bars looks so delicious lady! And good luck with all your exams and stuff – and hopefully you’ll get more sleep soon!

    • Jessica says:

      Haha I love sea salt with chocolate too! And thanks so much Ashley! 🙂

  13. Love these bars! Love the healthier twist on them and all the yummy ingredients you used. I’ve been trying to eat some healthier snacks recently, so these are awesome and I’ll have to try them! 🙂

  14. Hooray for healthier desserts!! These look amazing. They really prove that you don’t have to give up a tasty dessert to be healthier.

  15. Yay for not having exams but I don’t think staring contest would be a great option because I always lose ooops.
    Anyway. These bars look killer and I love how you made them healthier and still added milk and white chocolate (hello my favorites oh yum!), they’re good for the soul right??? Right. Won’t you happen to have like a pan of these left huh?
    Happy Sunday! xx

  16. I am loving the triple chocolate aspect of these, Jessica! They remind me of what we call ‘flapjack’ in the UK (I’m not sure if you call it that in the US or not 😉
    Hope this coming week gets a bit less busy for you. I know, not likely, but you never know!

    • Jessica says:

      I know flapjacks! Haha I don’t live in the US :). Thanks so much Helen!

  17. Aieeee, I feel your pain. It’s 11pm and I’m not even close to bedtime. But we will both be done soon…you only a few weeks! Hang in there love! These bars will be perfect to hold on to while you cram those books 🙂

  18. Monica says:

    I was game as soon as I read chocolate and oatmeal together. They sound and look just delicious, Jessica. You totally won my heart with the *triple* chocolate!

  19. I’m still amazed you’re able to find the time for your food blog while going to law school. Applause to you! And applause to these oatmeal chocolate chip bars!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Natalie! It’s pretty hard but thank you for the encouragement! Currently on a study break to reply to comments and do tomorrow’s post 🙂

  20. Oh yeah! I definitely need these in my life!

  21. These bars look and sound amazing! I don’t know how you go to school full time and keep up with your blog. Amazing! The lack of sleep will all be worth it in the end 🙂

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Christin! It’s very hard 😀 haha and you’re right it will be!

  22. Wow, these look delicious! I love oatmeal bars and love grinding it up into a flour. Yay, for healthier eating 😀 Pinning!

  23. Kelly says:

    These bars look amazing! Anything with oats and chocolate gets my attention and then you went and added sea salt = heart stolen! Good luck with studying and exams Jessica, hang in there – you are doing a fantastic job of keeping up with the blog and going to school full-time – you are amazing and rock girl:)

  24. No butter or flour? Girl, you’re a genius! Now I can have several of these bars without a pinch of guilt. LOL. Seriously, though, these bars are just gorgeous! Love love the combination of all those chocolates with oatmeal. pinned!

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