Desserts

Salted Chocolate Oat Bars

Soft, chewy, nutty, and full of wholesome goodness. These salted chocolate oat bars are made of whole wheat flour, coconut oil, flaxseed, and honey. No guilt, just the good stuff. They taste sinful and are ready in 30 minutes or less.

I’m pretty excited about these salted chocolate oat bars you guys – torn between what healthy-er sweet treat to create; a cookie, energy bites, or even granola. I ended up with these! First, try too. That doesn’t happen too often. They are a no-guilt treat, wholesome, and satisfy those sweet tooth cravings.

The other yummy part about these bars is the salted-chocolate taste. Not a fan of salted chocolate? No worries, just cut the salt amount by half. As tempting as they are to eat as soon as they come out of the oven, hold off! They are a bit messy and crumbly because they have very little flour. Not that that’s a bad thing, however..They will firm up beautifully after they are refrigerated due to the coconut oil.

One bowl, no mixer, no mess. It doesn’t get easier than that! Chop chop, my friend; I’m excited for you to try these tasty treats. Let me know what you think, and share in the comments below!

Happy, healthy treat eating!

Ingredients Notes, And Substitutions

Ingredients for Salted chocolate oat bars

Graham crackers ~ I used a variety from Trader Joe’s. They are thicker and crunchier. (highly recommend it, but any variety will do.

Whole wheat flour ~ Whole wheat pastry flour, or regular flour can be substituted

Almonds ~ I used the slivered variety, but any nut you prefer would work great in this recipe. Yes, I forgot to add to the ingredient picture..oopsy

Flaxseed meal ~ Adds extra health benefits and a nutty flavor.

Honey & maple syrup ~ healthier alternative than white sugar.

Coconut oil ~ If you’re not a coconut fan, Crisco has a great option with no taste or smell. Avocado oil would be a great substitute as well.

Oats ~ quick cooking oats work best. The cooking time is short, which allows the oats to – cook fast!

Salt~ Kosher salt is best. If you are salt sensitive or don’t prefer the “salted chocolate” flavor, reduce the salt by half.

Chocolate chips ~ I used dark chocolate. Dried fruit could be substituted.

Cut up slated chocolate oat bars on a platter

How To Make Salted Chocolate Oat Bars

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper
  2. Combine graham crackers, pastry flour, oats, flaxseed, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Mix well. 
  3. Add the beaten egg, maple syrup, honey, and coconut oil. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Stir in chopped almonds and chocolate chips. The dough will be sticky. Press dough in a prepared 8×8 baking pan using a spatula or your fingers sprayed with cooking spray helps to prevent sticking)
  5. Bake for 10 -12 minutes. Let cool completely. Place in refrigerator to firm up.
Salted chocolate oat bars stacked on each other
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Salted Chocolate Oat Bars


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  • Author: Teri Wallingford
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 1620 bars 1x

Description

 

Soft, chewy, nutty, and full of wholesome goodness. These chocolate oat bars contain whole wheat flour, coconut oil, flaxseed, and honey. They taste sinful and are ready in 30 minutes or less. No guilt, just the good stuff.


Ingredients

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1 cup graham cracker crumbs, crushed

1/2 cup quick-cooking oats

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour

2 teaspoons flaxseed meal

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2 tablespoon maple syrup

2 tablespoon honey

2 tablespoons coconut oil, or clear neutral oil

1 egg, beaten

1/4 cup almonds, finely chopped

1/23/4 cup chocolate chips/chunks


Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper

    1. Combine graham crackers, pastry flour, oats, flaxseed, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Mix well. 

    1. Add the beaten egg, maple syrup, honey, and coconut oil. Mix until thoroughly combined.

    1. Stir in chopped almonds and chocolate chips. The dough will be sticky. Press dough in a prepared 8×8 baking pan using a spatula (or your fingers sprayed with cooking spray helps to prevent sticking)

    1. Bake for 10 -12 minutes. Let cool completely. Place in refrigerator to firm up.

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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