A to Z Challenge (Letter H): Honey
I’m pulling the infant card. Whoops! Now I’m on A to Z challenge backlog, but… my Irish soda bread is currently doing it’s thang, so I am hoping that I’ll be back on track soon (after I eat some).
This recipe could also be called “wannabe healthy candy bars” so… you choose. They remind me of those peanut butter eggs you get this time of year for Easter.
This recipe is also (technically) NO BAKE; however, you’re not getting away without using pots and pans. You’ll need to heat up the sticky stuff…and the chocolate, of course.
Honey Peanut Butter Oatmeal Squares
Special Ingredients:50%+ cocoa-chocolate baking chips
Special Tools: wax paper (or aluminum foil), double-boiler (or two sauce pans that can sit on one another)
In a medium bowl add:
- 2 cups of oats (old fashioned or quick oats, no matter)
On medium heat in a saucepan, mix
- 1 cup all natural, unsweetened peanut butter (ingredients should just say peanuts and salt)
- 1/4 cup honey (up to 1/2 cup depending on how sweet you’d like it*)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
*bonus: your sweet tooth makes it a little easier for the oats to stick together. I always do 1/4 cup, because I’m not a big sweets person. The result is a little more crumbly.
When all ingredients are warm and well-mixed, dump into the oats and mix quickly.
Place on a pan lined with wax paper, and flatten to a consistent height of your own choosing. (I go to about 1 cm).
Chill, and cut into shapes that would shame your geometry professor, or whatever your palate desires most. Triangles? Balls???
In a double-boiler (or two sauce pans that can sit on one another. put water in the bottom), on medium heat melt
- 1 cup (I used 65%) 50%+ chocolate baking chips
- 1 tsp + of oil (Coconut is what I used, but olive, milk, butter, etc. would work to smooth out the consistency…use none if you don’t mind working with thick chocolate.
Dip chilled oatmeal, place on wax paper and allow to harden (chill in refrigerator for a fast track to your mouth).