NO-BAKE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BARS

It's hot. These are easy. Done deal.

no-bake chocolate peanut butter oat bars

WHAT YOU NEED:

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter

2 cups white sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

6 tablespoons cocoa powder

1/2 cup milk (or 2/3 cup water)

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups oats

HOW TO:

  1. Liberally coat an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, sugars, cocoa powder, and milk (or water). Melt together over medium heat until smooth. Boil for a minute, stirring continuously. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla until combined. Fold in oats.
  4. Spread mixture into prepared pan. Place in freezer until set, at least 30 minutes, before slicing. 

Recipe via Averie Cooks