It’s been WAY too long since I shared a dessert. How about an easy peezy one? Healthyish Dark chocolate oatmeal bars!
So I’ve kicked up my body boss workouts, made it though the pre-training and into the real thing. Omg you guys. Basically I’m scarfing down dinner and then literally ready for bed at like 7. Still got that sweet tooth though! But I put in all that effort only to eat ALL the sugar calories right afterwards? I think not. Therefore, “healthyish” dark chocolate oatmeal bars.
The reason they’re healthyish instead of straight up dessert?
First and foremost, the addition of oatmeal always helps.
Second, I swapped butter for coconut oil! Way healthier and adds an awesome flavor.
Third, I did try with the sugar. But, these puppies have sugar. I had to do it! Nothing cooks up better in a cookie or a brownie than sugar. Plus, I still wanted that comforting, go to sweet taste. However there’s a little more wiggle room with bars as opposed to cookies, so I was able to use brown sugar instead of white!
Fourth, I used both white AND wheat flour. Better for you and you can't even tell I swear.
Oh and also, these are one bowl dark chocolate oatmeal bars. Yup! Dump all the ingredients in one bowl, mix and BOOM done. No need to mix dry and wet in separate bowls, etc. Also, no chilling, no sizing, nothing! Straight from the bowl to the baking dish and cook for 25 minutes. D-O-N-E.
As always, if you’re unsure if your bars are done, err on the side of undercooking. That way you get that soft, chewy center.
Ok so to recap: oatmeal, coconut oil, brown sugar, wheat flour, one bowl, 25 minutes, done. Dark chocolate oatmeal bars for the WIN!Print