These are your new favourite afternoon snack – hell, your morning snack if that’s how your day’s going – they’re ridiculously tasty and more-ish and perfect for beating mid-afternoon hanger.
- 50g butter
- 75g light brown sugar
- 250g porridge oats
- 75ml honey
- 125g peanut butter (about 5 tablespoons)
- 150g dark chocolate chips
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 pinch of salt
Lay your oats out on a large baking sheet and gently toast them under the grill – you’re aiming for golden.
While they’re toasting, line an 8 inch/22 cm square cake tin with baking parchment.
Melt the butter, sugar, honey and vanilla in a large pyrex bowl over some simmering water, mixing gently as you go. Then take off the heat and mix through the peanut butter.
Add in the toasted oats and about three-quarters of the chocolate chips. Press into the lined tin and pop in the fridge for ten minutes to cool. Melt the rest of the chocolate and drizzle over the top. Let it cool, then slice into squares or bars.
These keep well for a few days in an air-tight container, but once you start sharing them they won’t last that long!
- Category: Baking
- Method: traybake
- Cuisine: British
Keywords: chocolate peanut butter oat bars