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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Double Chocolate Oat Bars

Looking for a healthy breakfast or snack that your kids (or husband) will eat? Believe it or not, these double chocolate oat bars aren't as bad as they sound for you. Made with rolled oats and whole wheat flour, and with only 1/4 cup of sugar, they will make everyone happy.

Double Chocolate Oat Bars
Makes 1 dish 20 cm by 20 cm (8.5 inches square)
1 cup Rolled Oats (not quick cooking)

1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/4 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 cup Butter, cut into small cubes
1/2 cup Dark Chocolate (70% coca0), chopped
1/2 cup Water, Ice Cold

Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Butter a baking dish and set aside.

In a bowl, mix together oats, flour, sugar, cocoa, salt and baking soda. Add the butter and cut in using a pastry blender or 2 knives, until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in the dark chocolate, then the water, until the mixture comes together into a ball. At this point, you can either roll out the dough using a rolling pin until it is the size of the dish then fit it in the buttered dish, or you can place the dough directly in the dish and push it out with your hands (the end result will be a little more rustic).

Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from oven and let cool before slicing.


  1. Looks yummy! What's the texture? (e.g. chewy, cakey, soft, crumbly, etc.)

  2. Loving this for a pick-me-up.Much healthier and tastier than store-bought.

  3. Looks a lot like no-bake cookies my mother made us. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  4. Cold weather seems to scream CHOCOLATE. Great post thanks

  5. Looks interesting - and I love all things oats!

  6. These look great!

    I am hosting an oatmeal roundup over at Our Krazy Kitchen and would love for you to link this recipe!

  7. Sound great to me! Thanks for sharing. I did buzz you, too.

  8. Mmm, chocolate + oats = bliss. :) What a nice breakfast!