It got very hot over here in our neck of the woods. I’ve been wanting to make something new for a dessert but everything I had in my recipe binder required use of the oven.
I was not about to let the air in my house get any warmer than it already was at that point. So oven use was out…completely. So I came across this recipe on Pinterest (love that site♥) and I made changes to make it my own.
Once again, this recipe uses coconut oil in place of butter.
Many people I’ve come across think coconut is gross. Well, I myself do not like to eat coconut at all. (however, I enjoy the smell)
The great thing about coconut oil is that it does not taste like coconut. It has a mild fragrance of coconut, but when used in most recipes you can hardly notice it.
So come on, and give it a try if you already haven’t☺
So this is what you need:
- 1 Cup Peanut Butter
- ½ Cup Honey
- ½ Cup Coconut Oil
- 2 Cups Old Fashioned Oats
- ¾ Cup Chopped Nuts (I used pecans because that’s what I had on hand)
- 1 ¼ Cups Chocolate Chips (I used semi-sweet but you could use dark chocolate too)
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Melt the peanut butter, honey and coconut oil over med-low heat in a saucepan.
(watch to make sure it doesn’t burn)
Once melted together remove from heat and add in oats, chocolate chips, nuts and vanilla. Stir together until the chocolate is completely melted.
Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan and cool in the fridge.
When mixture is hardened, cut into bars. Store in the fridge or freezer.
(For thicker bars, you can pour mix into a 9 x 9 pan)
*Recipe adapted from Pinterest post by Money Saving Mom