Crunchy Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Oatmeal Squares

Posted by on August 1, 2012 in Desserts, Food | 14 comments

So… about these wonderful peanut butter, chocolate, oatmeal squares. They are my new best friend. They are good. They are healthy. (sort of).

They are the healthy counterpart to these No Bake Reese’s Bars that I posted back in January. One might even say they’re better.

And you know what’s awesome? These squares are basically sugar-free. The only sugar you get is from the dark chocolate. And we all know how healthy dark chocolate is, right?

So what you have here is a crunchy dark chocolate peanut butter bar that tastes like an adult version of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Plus, they’re like guilt-free. So, if you want to eat 10 of them, please do. The day I made these I’m pretty sure I ate half the pan. No lie.

So, go make these. Hand them out. Make some new best friends. And then come back and tell me how much you love them (and me). Thank you.

Crunchy Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Oatmeal Squares

recipe inspired by How Sweet It Is


  • 1 & 1/2 cups oats
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 coconut oil, warmed (mine was already liquified thanks to our hot weather)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 oz good-quality chocolate
  • 1 T coconut oil, warmed


  1. In a large bowl, mix your oats, peanut butter, and salt. Add in your coconut oil and honey. Press into a 8×8 dish and stick in the fridge for a half hour.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt your chocolate and 1 T coconut oil. Once chocolate is melted, pour evenly over squares. Spread with a spoon or spatula if needed. Place back in fridge for another 30 minutes, or until chocolate is hardened.
  3. Notes: I would keep these in the fridge. My squares didn’t like the heat, and the chocolate would get all melty if left out too long. And in the original recipe, she melted her coconut oil in a small saucepan, and then added in her honey, and then mixed that in with the oats and peanut butter. I found that I didn’t have to do that, but if you want you can.
  4. Enjoy!

— Jill

You might also like...


  1. These look fantastic! I love peanut butter and dark chocolate!

    • Thank you! They are pretty tasty!

  2. These look sooo good! Love the dark chocolate with the oatmeal.

    • Thank you! They are crazy good. In fact, I am making another batch as we speak. :)

  3. Omg – this looks delicious!! I’m going to add this to my recipe list!!

    • Haha, I know! I just ate two and they are so flippin’ good!!

  4. Yum! Love that you used coconut oil! My new favorite cooking item! :)

    • I know!!! I love coconut oil. I go through it too fast. I’ve been buying giant jugs of it on Amazon..

  5. I must say, this recipe looks delicious! I love anything with oatmeal (or chocolate!) in it! Plus, peanut butter is such a great addition!

    • Thanks! I’m the same as you– love chocolate, oatmeal, peanut butter. Yes!

  6. Wow, just wow :) I’ve had coconut oil in my Amazon cart for a while now, must order today!

    • You won’t regret it! You can use it in everything. Yum!

      • Why is coconut oil listed twice? :) thank you

        • Kristie- it’s listed twice because you put coconut oil in the bars and then you use a tablespoon of coconut oil with the melted chocolate to make the top layer! :)


  1. Simple glutenfree and dairyfree meal ideas « Raising a Sensitive Child - [...] crunchy dark chocolate and peanut butter (haven’t made this yet, but looks delicious) [...]
  2. Football Foods | Reini Days - [...] Crunchy Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Oatmeal Squares– these are definitely one of my favorite “healthy” treats. [...]
  3. Crunchy Granola Bars | Reini Days - [...] me for a granola bar recipe. Apparently, I don’t have one. I do, however, have these awesome Crunchy Dark …

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *