No-Bake Delight: Easy Cake Recipe Without An Oven

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These No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Bars are the perfect solution for when you have a sweet tooth craving but don’t want to heat up the kitchen! This recipe is incredibly easy to make, requires no baking, and uses simple ingredients you likely already have on hand.

Ingredients:

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1 cup rolled oats (gluten-free oats can be used for a gluten-free option)

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (or other dried fruit of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (dairy-free chocolate chips can be used for a dairy-free option)
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • Directions:

    1. In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, shredded coconut, chopped peanuts, chopped walnuts (if using), and dried cranberries. Stir well to combine all dry ingredients.

    2. In a separate microwave-safe bowl, heat the honey and peanut butter together for 30 seconds at high power. Stir the mixture until smooth, then heat for an additional 15 seconds at high power. Be careful not to overheat the mixture, as it can burn.

    3. Pour the wet peanut butter mixture over the dry ingredients in the large bowl. Stir well to coat everything evenly.

    4. Line an 8×8 inch baking dish with parchment paper. Press the oat mixture firmly and evenly into the prepared pan.

    5. Melt the coconut oil in a small microwave-safe bowl for 15 seconds at high power. Alternatively, melt it over low heat on the stovetop.

    6. Pour the melted coconut oil over the top of the pressed oat mixture in the baking dish. Use a spoon or spatula to spread the melted coconut oil evenly over the top.

    7. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the bars. Gently press the chocolate chips down slightly into the oat mixture, so they stick.

    8. Place the baking dish in the freezer for at least 2 hours, or until the bars are completely set.

    Nutrition Facts (per bar):

    (Please note that this is an approximate nutritional value and may vary slightly depending on the specific ingredients used)

    Calories: 250

  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Tip: These bars can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.

    Conclusion

    These No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Bars are a delicious and convenient treat that is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth without any baking required. They’re a great option for a quick and easy snack, after-school treat, or even a potluck dessert.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    1. Can I substitute other dried fruits or nuts? Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different flavors by using chopped almonds, pecans, or cashews instead of peanuts and walnuts. You can also use dried cherries, raisins, or chopped dates instead of dried cranberries.

    2. Do I have to use coconut oil? If you don’t have coconut oil on hand, you can substitute it with melted butter or another neutral-flavored oil, such as canola oil or vegetable oil. However, using coconut oil adds a subtle coconut flavor that complements the peanut butter nicely.

    3. How long will these bars last in the fridge? While these bars are best stored in the freezer, they can also be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. However, they may not be quite as firm as they are when frozen.

    4. Can I make these bars vegan? Yes! To make a vegan version of these bars, use dairy-free chocolate chips and vegan peanut butter. You can also substitute the honey with maple syrup or agave nectar.