Healthy yet indulgent Peanut Butter Chunk Oatmeal Bars are crave-worthy! They’re packed with oats, chocolate chips and raisins and they’re gluten free! Plus, a Sally’s Baking Addiction Cookbook giveaway!
Look at these bars! Aren’t you dying?! I am!
They’re seriously AHmazing.
They’re filled with chocolate chips. And raisins. Because oatmeal raisin cookies are a-ok with me. And they’re filled with oats. And peanut butter. So…healthy, right? And that means you can practically eat them for breakfast.
Cookies for breakfast? Dreams do come true!
I’ve even warmed one up and crumbled it over ice cream…and yogurt… See? Versatile.
I’m really excited to share this recipe with you today because it’s from the Sally’s Baking Addiction Cookbook! Annnndddd you could win a copy of the book too! Yay!
If you don’t know Sally, you should run over to her site and read it now! Like…NOW. Ok, maybe not right this second because I’d love for you to keep your eyes glued here for a bit longer, but relatively soon would be great!
She is incredibly sweet, honest, and makes beautiful food. Her pictures are gorgeous, her sweets are mouthwatering, and she always finds a natural balance in her choices. She has the biggest smile and adores her pup and she’s getting married soon! Her Cookbook is brilliant. It is filled with the most vibrant, color-saturated photos and every recipe has a picture (I love that!).
Each recipe is really easy to follow. They’re filled with cute notes and detailed yet simple methods. And, each recipe has a cute little story about it. Love.
And, because her cookbook just came out and I got a chance to read and review it, I’m going to share a copy with you! Just use the Rafflecopter below and enter to win a copy!
But first, the recipe for these amazing Peanut Butter Chunk Oatmeal Bars! The only change I made from her original recipe was that I used a gluten free flour blend to make them fully gluten free. They turned out amazing and I find myself craving them when I’m away from the house! You’ll love them.
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup creamy, natural peanut butter
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup gluten free flour blend (I used Trader Joe's)
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips*
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 3 Tbs. chocolate chips
- 1 Tbs. creamy peanut butter
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8" baking dish with foil or parchment leaving an overhang.
- In a large mixing bowl (or bowl of your mixer) combine the peanut butter and brown sugar. Cream together for 2 minutes. Next add the vanilla and continue to mix until well combined.
- On a low speed, add the flour, oats, salt and baking soda. The dough will be thick and crumbly. Slowly stream in the milk, letting the dough come together.
- Fold in the chocolate chips and raisins. Scoop the dough into your prepared baking dish. Press in an even layer.
- Bake bars for 20 minutes, or until golden and pulling away from the sides of the foil.
- Let the bars cool completely on a wire rack before using the foil/parchment to help you remove them from the baking dish. Cut into bars.
- For the optional drizzle: In a small, microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate and peanut butter. Heat until melted and smooth. Drizzle over the bars and let set. (I poured mine into a small zip-top bag, snipped the corner, and used that to drizzle)
- *I used a mix of mini semisweet chocolate chips and standard-sized milk chocolate chips
- Bars should be stored covered or in a sealed container. Bars will keep up to 1 week (best to keep them in the fridge).
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