Peanut Butter Oat Fudge Bars

Hello frens! It’s 26 degrees outside, and while everyone is out enjoying the sun, I’m inside here watching *~Mindhunters*~ & baking treats like a true summer goth.

Yesterday we woke up bright & early-ish to hit up Free Comic Book Day! We stopped for a quick iced coffee at Starbucks enroute, and my other half ordered one of those oat fudge bars. I had the thought to make our own vegan ones at home, so I could try one too!

We have some big ol’ jars of coconut oil & smooth peanut butter (just like I admit to drinking Starbucks, I’ll also admit that I have a penchant for sweetened peanut butter once in awhile), so I used those! The recipe is below! If you’re a natural peanut butter purist or choose to make your own, I might suggest using a little bit of extra sugar or maple syrup in both the oats and “fudge” component. If you make any other variations, let me know! I’d love to hear about them!

Ingredients:

Oat Layer

  • 1/2 cup softened coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup smooth, peanut butter (I used sweetened, shamelessly)
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp + 6 tbsp water)
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2.5 cups old fashioned oats

Peanut Butter Fudge

  • 300 g bag semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cups smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 9×13 inch rectangular baking pan with parchment paper
  2. In a large bowl, cream together your coconut oil, peanut butter, sugars, and maple syrup. Separately, whisk together flax eggs until nice & viscose & then add to wet mixture. Add vanilla & salt.
  3. Fold in flour, and oats. This should look like some soft oatmeal cookie batter by the time you’re ready!
  4. Microwaving a minute at a time or in double boiler, melt chocolate chips, stirring with spatula so they don’t burn.
  5. Once melted, add peanut butter and coconut milk, folding until smoothly mixed
  6. Take 2/3rds of the oat mixture and press into the pan so there’s even coverage.
  7. With a rubber spatula, spread fudge mixture evenly across as well!
  8. Ok- with the rest of the oat mixture, to make it look like those good food cafe ones, I like dolloping the top! I took bits of the coating in my hand, squished it down to about a half inch thick, and put it in random pieces all over the top. It ends up looking like this after baking:

9. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes! You’ll know it’s ready when the oatmeal has crusted a little bit. You’ll need to let this completely cool, and set for a couple hours before cutting up. I like to throw it in the fridge or freezer for a bit! Hope you love these!

Makes 24 squares ❤️

^couldn’t resist showing off all the cool spoils we took home yesterday from free comic day!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. mistimaan says:

    Loved the recipe 🙂

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