Wednesday, March 4, 2015

No Bake Chocolate Almond Oat Bars


I could not stop eating these bars. I ate them day and night for almost a week, my husband only had one. Best yet there is no time in the oven. Almond butter, butter and honey are melted together in a saucepan and the remaining ingredients are added. They will need some time in the fridge.

The raisins and rolled oats contributed to the texture of the bar making them a little chewy. Here you could sub out cranberries, dried cherries, blueberries…pretty much any dried fruit your heart fancies. Have fun with these bars, I did……Now off to the gym!

Recipe is from Martha Stewart Living

Ingredients:

1 cup almond butter
1/3 cup honey
1 stick butter (unsalted)
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup almonds (roasted and rough chopped)
3/4 cup raisins
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate (rough chopped)
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

To prepare:

Prepare an 8 inch square pan by coating pan with cooking spray. Line with parchment paper leaving a few inches of overhang on all sides.

Begin by melting almond butter, honey and butter in a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently, about 5 to 7 minutes until mixture is completely combined.


Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients, stirring until chocolate has melted and well combined.


Spoon into prepared pan and refrigerate until chocolate hardens. I waited about 6 hours. Cut into bars.

Makes about 2 dozen.


Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

86 comments:

  1. they look extremely addictive!

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    1. Thanks Theresa, as you can see I already made a gluten out of myself.

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  2. These sound great, Cheri–they have lots of yummy and healthy ingredients in them!

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    1. Hi Nancy, these were so easy to make, have a great week!

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  3. Oh my goodness, I'm such a fan of No Bake recipes, and these bars look fantastic, definitely going to try these Cheri!

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    1. Thanks Phi, hope you enjoy these as much as I did....

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  4. I really need to make these as I need snack food for when I'm in the car :)

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    1. Hi Tandy, these are really great traveling unless it's hot, I found out the hard way.

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  5. Cheri these bars sound amazing! I love no bake bars as they are easy to make! :)

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  6. OMG Cheri I was so not ready for this goodness this early in the morning. I think I fainted for a moment while looking at it...

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    1. Thanks Mike, that makes me feel a little better for eating almost the whole pan. Have a great week-end!

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  7. I'm always looking for good healthy snacks for the summer and can't wait to try these, Cheri. It's so convenient that they don't have to be baked.

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  8. Very tempting! It's no wonder you couldn't stop eating it. So won't we!! ;P

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

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    1. You are so kind........Have a great week!

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  9. I'm going to make these for my daughter! She just found out she has some gluten intolerance so I think she's love these (as I know I will!).

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    1. Thanks Susan, my daughter-in-law is also gluten intolerant will make these for her next time. Thanks for stopping by.....

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  10. I feel your pain - I would not be able to stop eating these! Yummy

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    1. Thanks Tricia, but that was my big problem......

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  11. These sound addictive! I don't think I could let them anywhere near my kitchen!

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    1. You are so right Beth, I won't be able to make these again anytime soon.

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  12. Cheri! These look amazing! I love the combination of chocolate and oats - add honey and almond butter and I am all yours! I can't wait to get another bag of gluten free oats and whip up a batch of these for a quick sweet treat!

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    1. Hi Amy, just found out that there are GF oats as well, enjoy!!

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  13. I could see myself lovin' these too!

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  14. Cheri: These look delish. No-bake is a plus. You were sweet to share with your husband, even if he did just get one! Do I dare make them, though. The so delicious-I-cannot-stop-eating them thing could be a problem ;o).
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    1. Hi Dena, yes, usually I have so much more control, I suspect there is some stress eating too!

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  15. These bars sound so addictive, Cheri! I love that there is no need to even bake'em!

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    1. Thanks Savita, I really enjoyed these as my scale can probably tell.

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  16. These are fab! Just what I'm looking for. Except for the almond butter, as I can't get that here. I'll just stick with butter and whatever else is in my baking drawer. Oops, have to buy in oats.

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    1. Hi Johnny, I bet cashew butter or peanut butter would work just fine. Take care!

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  17. I'd be eating all of these too, Cheri! I love anything no-bake. I don't know if it's safe for me to make these unless I freeze half of them, lol.

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    1. Hi Robyn, I hear you thats what I should have done. Have a great week-end!

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  18. I do love no-bake recipes, especially in summer when you're a little more reluctant to fire up the oven. You have some lovely ingredients in these bars xx

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    1. Thanks Charlie, no-bake is especially great in the summer for sure.

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  19. I can see me devouring these bars before going to the gym, Cheri and then again when I get home! Holy goodness!!! Thank you so much for sharing...

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    1. Hi Louise, yes me too, and another walk around the block assures another bar as well.......

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  20. Easy, no-bake and my husband will love them!

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    1. Thanks Mindy, hope your husband enjoys them!

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  21. Yes, I can see why you could not stop eating these bars...they sure sound and look addictive...
    Thanks for the recipe Cheri...hope you are having a great week :)

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    1. Hi Juliana, I should of made a half a batch or froze half, oh well next time. Yes, having a great week, thanks!

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  22. These bars wouldn't last long in my house either, Cheri! Think I'd love to switch fruits, too. Great no bake, which is a huge plus.

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    1. Thanks Barbara, actually I usually have more self control...anyway probably different nuts would probably be great too.

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  23. Few months ago I made something similar ... no bake chocolate cake. These lovely bars should be more tasty with added oats, honey & almond! Yummy!

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    1. Thanks Karen, appreciate you stopping by.

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  24. So, do these count as a healthier dessert? Let's just pretend they do so I can eat five of them.

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    1. Sure they are...that's what I did. Have a great week-end Joanne.

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    1. Thanks Kelsey, appreciate you stopping by.

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  26. Love no-bake recipes, these sure look delicious and healthy too.

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  27. This looks delicious. The idea these bars are no bake makes them even more delicious.

    Velva

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    1. Thanks Velva, I like no bake recipes as well.

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  28. These no bake oat bars look so delicious and good for you too, Cheri.

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    1. Thanks Angie, Hope your having a great week-end.

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  29. No bake? Yes, please, especially when ut's hot. These bars look delicious.

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    1. Thanks, I really did enjoy these, maybe a little too much.

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  30. Ha! I would hide these from my husband for sure! I'd want to keep them all for myself. :)

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    1. Hi Betty, fortunately for me my husband is not big on chocolate, so I don't have to share too often.....Take care!

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  31. Good grief! I'm not sure if it's good I saw this. : ) All that texture and chocolate all wrapped up in it?! Looks incredible and sounds very addicting.

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    1. Hi Monica, that was my problem, they are addicting! Happy Sunday to you.

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  32. This is a very dangerous recipe! Thank you for it - it looks perfect for days when I need to bring snaks or the office.

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  33. I make something similar and it's like crack! Yours looks fabulous!

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  34. Oh Cheri, don't worry! Almonds, oats and raisins are very healthy! Make some more and scoff all of those as well!

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    1. Oh Helen, you are so right, lol! Have a great week-end!

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  35. Cheri yours bars look stunning and delicious!! Really tempting:))

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  36. simply damn delicious choco oat bars!!!
    Dedy@Dentist Chef

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  37. I'm so glad I didn't miss these. They sound fabulous. Alex will be home soon and then leaving for a road trip. How do you think these would hold up in a car?

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    1. Hi Abbe, I had to keep these in the fridge so they would not melt, she would have to use a cooler. Take care!

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  38. Boy, these look so tasty. And easy to make! My kind of dish. The hard part would be waiting to cut them. ;-)

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    1. Thanks John, as you can tell I ate way too much!

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  39. Mmmmm...these look so good! :) Kinda reminds me of those rice bubbles bars, only better!

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    1. You are so right Von, thanks for bringing that up. Take care!

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  40. These chocolate bars look super yummy. Delicious and easy to make. Very nice :)

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  41. I'm so tempted to try these, the almond butter, oats, and chocolate sounds like a winning combination.

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    1. Hi Sue, I really enjoyed these, love the taste of almond butter.

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  42. I love no-bake treats in the summer. It's been so hot that all I've wanted to make are popsicles. Autumn is here but it doesn't feel it just yet. I'll give these a try this afternoon. :)

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  43. Over the moon with delight to see this recipe, Cheri! Have you been Google mapping the Ninja Baker's kitchen and meals? If so, you know the spoon is dipped often into the almond butter jar and like Audrey Hepburn like my dark chocolate fix =) Thank you soooo much for this keeper recipe!

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    1. Hi Kim, will check out the google mapping on your site, did not know there was such a thing. Take care!

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