I’ve always had a sweet tooth and love dessert. Just about any dessert will do. Anyone that eats only real food will tell you that there are plenty of delicious options to satisfy sweet cravings. But the first couple of recipes I tried were not great….truthfully, they were completely disgusting and I threw out the entire batch. But this recipe is my new favorite! Although it has all real food ingredients, it tastes pretty sinful. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention…you also don’t have to bake them! Total hands on time is only about 15 minutes plus about 30 minutes to cool.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Bars
3 cups rolled oats
2 cups unsweetened carob chips, divided
1 cup all natural creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups turbinado sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
Line 8×8 or 9×9 glass dish with parchment paper and set aside. Mix rolled oats, 1 cup of carob chips, peanut butter, and vanilla in a large bowl. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, almond milk, butter and salt. Heat to boiling and boil for 2 1/2 minutes. Carefully pour boiling mixture into oats mixture and mix completely. Pour mixture into baking dish and spread evenly. With remaining carob chips, gently press them into the top. Allow to cool to room temperature and completely set (about 30 minutes or so). Cut into pieces and enjoy!