Hey, guys! How was your Halloween weekend?
Ours was wonderful! Stephen and I drove down to NC to hang out with my family and had such a blast! Between my sister’s homecoming (she has been living in Japan for the past year and a half) and playing around with my brothers, it was definitely the break we needed.
But I do have a confession….I may or may not have eaten my weight in fun-sized candy bars this weekend (Those things are SO hard to resist!). To help offset my sugar coma, I figured it would be nice to have a healthy, nutrient filled snack to help keep going during the workweek! The best thing about this snack? It has just a touch of sweetness, and if you down the entire batch (like I almost did) you can rest easy knowing that you’re doing your body good!
To start, these bars have a base of oatmeal, cocoa nibs and chia seeds all bonded together with creamy peanut butter. And that added sweetness I was talking about comes from a generous drizzle of honey. You guys, my family LOVED these bars. In fact, my brother’s first words were, “Woah, these are GOOD!”. I mean, is that a glowing recommendation or what?
And in case the word of two teenage boys didn’t seal the deal, you should know that these come together in about 15 minutes (including bake time) and only have 5 ingredients. They are so easy. You need these in your life! Now, get to it!
- 3 cups raw rolled oatmeal
- ¾ cup peanut butter
- ⅓ cup cocoa nibs
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 cup chia seeds
- Pre heat oven to 350. In a medium-sized bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Line a square baking tin with parchment paper and, using a spatula, press the oatmeal mixture into the dish. Bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool, drizzle with honey and serve! These keep up to a week in the fridge!