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Chewy Chocolate Oatmeal Bars – The Best Recipe I’ve Ever Messed Up


Chocolate Oatmeal Bars Close Ups

Hmm, what to call this chocolate bar recipe? I kind of messed up a chewy granola bar recipe and ended up with absolutely awesome oatmeal, chocolate, peanut butter heaven! How is that for a name?


The Recipe Search for Chewy Chocolate Bars

I’ve been on the lookout for a gooey, chewy granola bar recipe. I checked out some of my favorite sites, and I should have known Heavenly Homemaker’s has been on the same hunt. She, too, wanted one with no corn syrup, and of course, she came up with one. It is one I really want to try again so I can do it right and experience her true recipe, but oh my, am I glad I messed it up because the concoction it made was DELISH!


Two Amazing Recipes for Chewy No-Bake Bars

So you can experience both, I will give you my “oh so good, messed up version”, then I will post her chewy granola bar recipe. I’ll try it again soon and can’t wait. I tasted the mixture after adding the oats and before adding the last cup of my “combination” and it was peanut buttery goodness.


Jump to Recipe

Oatmeal Chocolate Bar



How I Messed Up The Granola Bars

I “messed” this recipe up by adding so many chocolate chips and not enough of the other fillers.  They melted right away (even though I let the mixture cool quite a while) and completely changed the peanut butter flavor to a rich and creamy chocolaty flavor. Next time, if I add any chocolate chips, it will be just a few and maybe sprinkled on top so they won’t melt into the batter.

Chocolate Oatmeal Peanut Butter No-Bake Bars
Cook Time
10 mins
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

This recipe is sort of like a chocolate oatmeal no bake cookie, but extra creamy and special. It almost reminds me of fudge, but with the added texture of the oats and occasional chewy sweetness of the dried cranberries--yum!

Recipe Type: Sweets
Servings: 12
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter
  • 2/3 cup Honey
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil no substitutes, this is what gives its creamy texture and flavor
  • 2 cups Oats not instant
  • 1 1/4 cups Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 3/4 cup Dried Cranberries
  1. In a medium sized saucepan, melt together peanut butter, honey and coconut oil. 

  2. Remove from heat and add oats, chocolate chips and dried cranberries. 

  3. Stir until combined and chocolate chips are melted. 

  4. Spread into a 9x13 pan. Refrigerate until hardened, about an hour.

  5. Store in refrigerator.

Here is Heavenly Homemaker’s 

Homemade Chewy Granola Bars
Cook Time
10 mins
2 hrs
Recipe Type: Sweets
Servings: 12
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil or another oil of your choice
  • 1 cup Oats
  • 1 cup Total of any combination of: sesame seeds, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds, dried fruit, mini chocolate chips Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, Gluten, Dairy, nut & Soy Free, Mini Chips, 10-Ounce Bags (Pack of 6)
  1. In a medium sized saucepan, melt together peanut butter, honey and coconut oil.
  2. Remove from heat and add one cup of oats.
  3. Choose your favorite combination of coconut flakes, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, dried fruit and mini chocolate chips, to equal a total of ONE CUP. 

  4. Pour in and stir well. Spread mixture into a 8x8 or 9 x 4 inch pan.
  5. Chill for 2 hours, then cut into bars. Wrap in plastic wrap for a quick grab and go snack!


I hope this post was not confusing, because I am so very excited about both recipes! I know I will be making the first one on a regular basis, and I’ll let you know how I do when I re-try the chewy granola bar recipe.


Want to know more about coconut oil and its health benefits? Read my post about coconut oil here.


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  • Kay
    February 4, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    would like to make these for a get togehter… are they ok to sit out for 3 hours, or will they become too melty and hard to eat?

    • AmyNewNostalgia
      February 8, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      They may become too soft…can stick them in the refrig for a few minutes every once in awhile…they harden up pretty quickly.

  • Hannah
    November 25, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    I made those today and they are almost gone!!!! I keep on going back for more!!! They are addictable!!!

    • AmyNewNostalgia
      November 29, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      so glad you liked them. Still a fav recipe of mine!

  • Penny
    June 20, 2015 at 12:02 am

    I had no intention of making something sweet today. The plan was to make zucchini and bacon quiche for next week’s lunches, do three days worth of dishes, avoid cleaning, and read a book. Then I found this on Pinterest, and before I knew it I had all the ingredients out on the bench. Following some of the comments I used a little less honey, 3/4 cup choc chips and 1 1/2 tbsp raw cacao powder, mostly as I bought a packet two years ago and it’s still half full. Anyway, I managed to while away the hour setting time (doing my dishes) and just had my first piece. It’s delicious; like a home-made Picnic or Snickers, but better. You will not regret making this. You might regret not making a double batch though.

  • Laura Berg
    March 5, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    These are both amazing recipes!! I used sugar free vhocolate chips and half pb2 with half natural chunky peanut butter, i added cranberries i dried, blueberries dries chopped almonds, flax seed and chi seeds. I had to put them out of sight in the frudge so I wouldn’t eat tgem all before the fam got to try them

  • Juli
    November 20, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I was looking for a no bake recipe to make some medables and this worked perfect. (I live in a state where it is legal) My patient was just taken off harder pain medications (Methadone) for a dissecting aorta and needed a way to eat his medicine (Cannibis) rather than to smoke it. I infused the oils into the coconut oil and honey in a cock pot and then was able to use 2 ingredients to make them stronger for him. They turned out terrific and I see you can use other this like fruits a nuts and that gives me a way to change them up for him too. Every thing in them is so good for you. Everyone (other patients) who have tried them say they are great. Thank you again, this was an answer to my prayer.

  • john
    November 14, 2014 at 11:51 am

    do you have to cook the oats?

    • AmyNewNostalgia
      November 18, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      Nope…don’t cook the oats.

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  • Melinda
    October 10, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    I like these so much I make them every couple of weeks. I sometimes use different dried fruit or add more chocolate chips, I eve ran out of peanut butter and used PB2 for the rest of the it. I eat a little bit everyday instead of eating a candy bar.

    • AmyNewNostalgia
      October 11, 2014 at 12:23 am

      That is a great idea…to eat a little bit each day in place of junk food. So glad you liked it. Glad to know PB2 works in this recipe.

  • Oola Mar
    October 8, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Thank you so much for posting this recipe, I can’t wait to try it.

  • susan
    October 7, 2014 at 11:13 am

    This IS the classic no-bale chocolate peanut butter cookie recipe. Substitute coconut oil for butter in the recipe and honey for white sugar. Because honey reacts in your body exactly as sugar, I substituted agave, for a non-glycemic sweetner. I also added dried cherries and coconut flakes. Unfortunately, they were so “awful” I had to hide them from the rest of the family. I’ll just have to make another batch sometime soon.

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    • Julie L.
      July 20, 2014 at 9:31 pm

      Could coconut butter be used in place of the peanut butter on the second recipe? That sounds good, don’t you think?!

  • John
    June 17, 2014 at 8:55 am

    What an incredible idea! These foods look wonderful!

  • Shelly
    June 2, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    MMM! I’m glad you messed this recipe up too! It sounds delicious!

  • Cathy
    May 15, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Hi Amy any idea what the average amount of calories would be for a piece of this 🙂

    • AmyNewNostalgia
      May 15, 2014 at 7:43 pm

      No idea, it would not be low, BUT it is made with real ingredients that are digestible and natural. If you are gonna have a chocolate snack, this is a great choice, especially if it keeps one from processed snacks and bars. Let me know if you make them and what you think!

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    December 10, 2013 at 3:42 pm

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  • KayleneP
    August 13, 2013 at 12:48 am

    These look really good and sound easy to make – what could be better! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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  • Stephanie K McDonald
    July 6, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    I loved this recipe. The only part that was hard for me to swallow was the cost of the honey. I tried 1/2 no-sugar added Applesauce and half honey. It was perfect. I would recommend that to anyone.

  • Anonymous
    May 31, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    I have to say these are amazing!!!!! The second time I made them I substituted the chocolate chips with cocoa and added whey protien powder. Healthy is not based on calories alone, it is what you get out of the calories you are eating. The benifits from coconut oil alone is worth eating this snack.

  • Karrens
    May 24, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    I made these today….so yummy! I had a few spoonfuls right from my pan…just as delicious once it was cooled. First time ever using coconut oil…it smells so yummy when I opened my container. I omitted dried fruit, and used agave nectar instead of honey. I also only had quick oats and regular semi-sweet chocolate chips, so that is what I used and they turned out great. I did end up using another cup of oats so they weren’t so gooey… But they are Super sweet and rich. I put mine in a 9×13 pan and cut small squares. Perfect size for a quick treat to take care of my sweet tooth. They do remind me of the good old no bake cookies, which I am glad, because those are one of my favorites! Thanks for the recipe!

  • teramarie
    April 28, 2013 at 3:42 am

    Now I know what’s for dessert at our gathering tomorrow. Yummy!

  • Becky Peed
    March 18, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    3 things too consider…use less honey – way too sweet for us, substitute out th crans for crushed walnuts and add more oats to eliminate too much gooiness

  • Karen
    March 13, 2013 at 7:25 am

    These are the BOMB!!! I had to go buy the coconut oil to make them but it was so worth it!! I also used dried cherries in place of the cranberries. I would love to make these w/dried blueberries for my Mom.

  • Anonymous
    March 11, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    I made the Oatmeal Chocolate PB No Bake Bars…….OH MY! Both hubby and I REALLY like them! Thanks for messing up the recipe and coming up with these.

  • Amy
    March 5, 2013 at 12:34 am

    These look awesome! Can’t wait to try! Do you store in the fridge or at room temperature? Thanks!

  • My2Gs
    March 4, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    I love these and love making these for my family but HOLY CALORIES!!!! 🙁

  • amy hughes
    February 23, 2013 at 1:44 am

    These were incredible! The best no-bake bars I’ve ever eaten. I skipped the cranberries and added coconut and walnuts. Wow! My kids ate nearly half the batch within the first day. I had to hide the rest!

  • Anonymous
    February 22, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    I made your recipe and now it’s all I can think about. I even had to stick them in the freezer so I didn’t eat them so fast. Just made another batch using white chocolate and apricots as I ran out of normal chocolate and cranberries. Don’t think it will be as good as the original recipe but it’s just to get me by until I get back to the shops! Thanks for sharing.

  • Anna
    February 22, 2013 at 6:06 am

    I was also going to ask how these are considered healthy, but I’m glad you posted a response. I definitely think these are better tasting and better for you than store bought candy bars and granola bars, but I think it’s easy to misunderstand that from your post. The bar is high in calories, sugar, and saturated fat, but if I want to indulge, this is the perfect way to do it!

  • GeoLin
    February 20, 2013 at 1:15 am

    These are amazing! I’ve made them many times now. I don’t use n berries because I don’t like them but have used coconut, raisins and nuts to substitute. I want to try it with dark chocolate and see how it works. This recipe has endless possibilities.

  • Tammy Moore
    February 18, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    These really do sound delicious, but I just can’t see how they’re healthy! Peanut and chocolate?? Just ONE of those ingredients is chock full of sugar let alone both!

  • lauralynne
    February 17, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Found this on pinterest and just finished making them. I added a dash of cinnamon and some pecans just for fun. Thanks!

  • Anonymous
    February 5, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    could you use coconut butter?

  • Work in Progress Momma
    February 3, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Thank the Lord for Pinterest and finding delicious recipes years after they were originally posted! I seriously almost cried when I managed to make these (I am a horrible cook) and they were amazing! Even one little bit satisfies my chocolate craving! Thank you!!

  • Karla
    February 2, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Hi – thanks for this tasty and easy recipe! I didn’t have any chocolate chips (I know, crazy), so I added in some cocoa powder when I melted the ingredients together. Worked wonderfully, super chocolatey and delicious!

  • Anonymous
    January 27, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    I have to say super easy healthy snack for my daughter. Love it, thank you.

  • Anonymous
    January 19, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Found these on Pinterest, and I just have to say…THANK YOU!!! Made it at Christmas to give out as gifts, and they didn’t even make it to wrapping. Have had a ton of requests to make again. Unfortunately, they are more of a treat and not exactly low cal or low fat. However if you’re going to indulge, this is the way to do it (or at least that’s what I tell myself..haha). Natural ingredients, homemade, no chemicals etc.,that you would potentially get from something store bought. And, to be honest, I like your “screwed up” recipe the best :). I might not add dried fruit next time, but that’s only personal preference as I am not a huge fan of it.
    Thanks again, this is an AWESOME recipe!!!!

  • Goddess Cordelia
    January 3, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    I bet they would be good with toasted oats too! Can’t wait to try them! Great for my kids!

  • Anonymous
    November 28, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    These are not healthy…very high calorie ingredients.

  • Sarah
    November 10, 2012 at 3:43 am

    I made these a couple of weeks ago. I couldn’t find my cranberries so I made them without & they were still delicious! So delicious, in fact, that I’m about to make them again!! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  • Anonymous
    November 2, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Made these last night. Cannot begin to describe how great these are. The coconut flavor is perfection. This is my new go-to crazy sweet craving! Thank you!!

  • Joan
    September 26, 2012 at 12:55 am

    You don’t need the honey if you use choc. chips, that are already sweet. This was too sweet for me, but I will definitely try it again. thanks!

  • Erin
    September 22, 2012 at 5:24 am

    These look wonderful!!!

  • Anonymous
    September 16, 2012 at 1:23 am

    So honestly. You didn’t mess up the recipe. Just doubled it. It sounds like you weren’t expecting the choc chips to melt but that doesn’t mean you didn’t follow the recipe. Your recipe is the same as hh.

  • Anonymous
    September 15, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Do you have any printer-friendly versions of your recipes or am I missing something?

  • Michelle
    September 13, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    In the fridge right now. Unfortunately I didn’t have any dried cranberries.. hubby must have taken them to work. But I substituted raisins instead. Can’t wait to try them in an hour!

  • Brit
    September 7, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Why do they need to be mini chips if they are melted anyway? Are mini chips different?

  • Chelsea
    September 6, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Yum!!! This looks so good!

  • Anonymous
    September 2, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    If butter is substituted for the coconut oil, how much would I use? Recipe sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try.

  • Susan
    August 16, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    I have made this recipe repeatedly with one minor variation. I also add 1 1/2 cups of cheerios, as I felt the consistency of these bars was a bit gooey. A perfect addition. Also key to note is the use of old fashioned oats and not instant. Awesome recipe!!!!

  • Sarah Hornacek
    July 28, 2012 at 4:40 am

    I made these and fell head over heals in love! Oh man, I couldn’t stop eating them! I actually just posted the recipe on my blog…


    Thanks for such a fun, easy recipe!

  • Kristie Easler
    July 25, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Just made and they are waiting in my fridge. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this recipe. I am glad you have said they are healthy because they are! Calories are not what it is all about, and because of cutting sooooo many calories (good fat, too) our bodies are not happy! I love your blog!

  • Anonymous
    July 3, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Have made these several times and love them!!! Thank you for the great recipe!

  • Blissful Baker
    June 29, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    These look great! Can’t wait to try!

    Check out my latest recipe @ bakingblissful.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous
    June 15, 2012 at 5:03 am

    I added 1 cup of Barbara’s Brown Rice Crisps and left out the cranberries. They were wonderful!

  • Anonymous
    June 15, 2012 at 12:51 am

    Do you think steel cut oats would work as well?

  • Amy Bowman
    June 3, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    nope, should not make a difference to leave out the cranberries.

  • Libby
    June 3, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Looks delicious. Would it make a difference if I left out the cranberries?

  • Megan
    May 24, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    These were so good the first time I made them (found recipe on pinterest). I’m going to make them again in a few minutes but try Almond butter instead of peanut butter. Yumm!

  • Allison
    May 23, 2012 at 2:28 am

    I have to admit! I made the same mistake too and it has been a staple in my home ever since! My daughter even prefers it to the chocolate oatmeal cookie which is practically unheard of here in the South!

  • Julie
    April 28, 2012 at 1:13 am

    I had the same issues with these the first time I made heavenly homemakers recipe. I thought I messed up some how too. So I really don’t think you made a mistake. They are just really good and gooey.

  • Alice
    April 27, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I made these for some friends yesterday and they wanted to lick the pan! I used dried blueberries just because I love the combo of blueberries and chocolate.

  • WhatIfWeAllCared?
    April 25, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    oooo! Going to try this! My boy will be so surprised!!!

  • Ruth
    April 25, 2012 at 4:20 am

    Is there really no substitute for coconut oil? I’m allergic to coconut….. :/

    • lala
      August 25, 2012 at 12:28 am

      This sound similar to the oat and peanut butter no bake bars I used to make when Iwas vegan. I used vegan margarine and a lot more sugar not honey. If I was going to sub out coconut oil now, I would use butter.

  • Anonymous
    April 24, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Can I ask about the need to refrigerate? I’m curious to know if it is due to potential spoilage, or simply to maintain the structural integrity of the bars (lol, I’m a dork). The reason I ask is because these sound like the perfect snack/easy breakfast to take backpacking, where refrigerators, are well, non-existent.

    • Julie
      April 28, 2012 at 1:14 am

      These melt really easily. Refrigeration is needed.

  • Anonymous
    April 24, 2012 at 10:42 am

    I really want to try this, but I have one question. Where do I go to buy coconut oil? Do they sell them at your typical grocery stores? Have never bought it before so have never really looked?

    • mamasaba
      April 24, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      I have seen jars of coconut oil at the grocery store but I must say the BEST taste & value I have found is the one I buy online from Amazon.com: Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil :)I use it for making these bars plus tons of other baked goods and even homemade popcorn. Yum!

  • Camille
    April 15, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Thanks for the extra ideas! I freeze my chocolate chips and add them after everything else is mixed so they stay chocolate chips. Of course, the first batch I just went with the mixed up greatness because I like it that way.

  • Beth Werner Lee
    April 15, 2012 at 5:57 am

    I want to try it with almond butter, or other nut butters (for the peanut allergic). Do you think it would work?

    • Anonymous
      March 7, 2013 at 7:17 pm

      Have you heard of wow butter? It’s made from non-GMO soy in Ontario Canada. Tastes great!

  • AllNaturalPetCare.com
    March 29, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    I added crushed almonds and sub’ed the cranberries for finely chopped cherries. Delicious, thanks for the idea!

  • Desiree
    March 28, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    @kim and dotty, we are a grain free household for health reasons and I think this could still work if they were just shredded coconut based with no oats or quinoa. Still tons of fiber and fewer calories and carbs! They may end up stickier though. I’m going to try them that way

  • Dotty
    March 26, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Kim Janous, if you want to substitute for the oats, Quinoa flakes have worked well in other recipes. I haven’t tried them *here*, though. Are you one of the many gluten-free, oat-intolerant recipe searchers out there?

  • Dotty
    March 26, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    I LOVE the no-bake cookies! As a gluten-and-dairy free mom of 3, I always need a treat!

    This is random, but Jorgensen studios, that advertises on your blog, is one of my favorite etsy shops in the whole wide world. I got a ring from them as a temporary-wedding-ring replacement when I was preggo w/ #3, and loved it. So glad to see random internet connections between people who’s stuff I love! <3

    • Amy Bowman
      April 15, 2012 at 5:00 am

      fun! I love Jorgensen studios, too. Amazing stuff!

  • Amy Bowman
    March 21, 2012 at 2:46 am

    Yes, I don’t doubt they are high calorie, due to the coconut oil…but it is a healthy fat, and you have all that healthy fiber from the oats that keep you from the sugar high that one would get from a candy bar..not to mention all the other nasty ingredients in it. This is a treat, and I still say it is healthful, just not low calorie.

  • Elaine
    March 20, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    I calculated the calories and it has the same amt of calories as a snickers bar 🙂 Minus all the fake stuff though.

  • Becka @ Just a Bunch of Momsense
    March 13, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    I made your accidental recipe last night, (popped them in the freezer so they’d set up faster,) and oh my goodness, they’re so yummy! I don’t typically like dried fruit in granola-type bars, but I was intrigued by your recipe so I tried it, using cranberries. I LOVED them! The cranberries are such a nice addition. I would’ve never tried it, had it not been for your mouth-watering photo! Thanks so much for sharing your yummy accident! 😉

    I’ve been making the HH bars for a while, and mine come out that chocolate-y too. 😉

  • Kim Janous
    March 9, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Any ideas for a substitute for the oats?

  • Anonymous
    March 4, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    I just made these today and they are absolutely delicious Amy – thank you for sharing!

  • Amy Bowman
    March 3, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    @Kaybee–healthy in that it is made from real, whole foods. There are no preservatives, chemicals, refined sugars. Its ingredient list does not contain 35 ingredients that one cannot pronounce. Also, I love that along with a snack you get the filling fiber of oats. Coconut oil has a ton of health benefits, too. If using organic, local honey, there are benefits there, too, starting with allergy relief to name one. Compare this to a candy bar, and I would say it is healthy. Is it low calorie…no.

    • Anonymous
      May 9, 2012 at 11:38 pm

      Great Response and well put!

    • Anonymous
      October 13, 2012 at 1:48 am

      I love traditional no bake cookies, but with a cup of refined sugar, and a stick of butter, I think these are a great alternative. I also used gluten free oats, and they turned out great!

  • KayBee
    March 3, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    ummmmmmmm how is this healthy???

    • Anonymous
      July 24, 2013 at 12:30 am

      Where, in her original post, does she even say that these are healthy?! They’re called candy bars. What does that tell you?

  • foodallergymom
    February 23, 2012 at 6:00 am

    This looks great… it could be made allergy~friendly so easily! Thanks for this wonderful idea…

  • Bridgett
    February 10, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    These are SOOOOOOO good! Make them at least twice a week. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Jessica
    January 25, 2012 at 4:06 am

    Holy cow…these would be great with Sunbutter! I’m going to have to try an allergy free version! YUM!

  • Julianne
    November 30, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    I found your blog through Pintrest and I LOVE IT! So many yummy healthy things. And I am now starting to use coconut oil.

  • Amy Bowman
    November 28, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Hi Jennifer!
    Welcome. I use natural, but either would work. Yes, I think almond butter would be awesome in this.

  • Jennifer Pester
    November 28, 2011 at 6:56 am

    I am new to the blog so this might be answered elsewhere. Do you use natural peanut butter (just crushed peanuts?) or the commercial kind with all the sugar (like JIF)?
    Also, my friend is allergic to peanuts. Do you think almond butter would work?

    • Chrissy
      March 6, 2013 at 5:04 pm

      I used Sunbutter, it was delish!!

    • Chrissy
      March 6, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      Sunbutter works great!

  • Vicky
    November 6, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    I can’t wait to try them,BUT my family is picky, they wont eat coconut or cranberries, what do you suggest I substitute, I know right!! It is very difficult, because I eat everything!!! Grrrrrr

    • Julie
      January 4, 2013 at 10:18 pm

      It’s coconut oil not coconut, so maybe they won’t notice that. I’m thinking of putting in some chopped peanuts instead of the cranberries.

    • Anonymous
      February 13, 2014 at 11:43 pm

      We have used dried cherries and dried blueberries

  • Anonymous
    October 27, 2011 at 7:50 am

    A must-try for the Kids…After school snack;-))

  • Aaron and Courtney
    October 22, 2011 at 2:08 am

    In my fridge cooling right now! This looks super yummy and if they are half as good cooled as they are melted, then I know they’ll be great!
    One question, do you use quick oats or old fashioned? All I keep around is old fashioned cause I normally prefer them in recipes, but I thought quick oats may have been better for this. We’ll see!

  • Jana VDB
    October 20, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    They look wonderful and I want to try them though. Just wondering….

  • Jana VDB
    October 20, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    The no bake candy bars look like they have coconut in them.

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  • Diane
    May 27, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    I love trying new recipes. CAn’t wait to try this one. TFS. I wonder if the coconut oil is hard to find….

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  • erin
    May 26, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    I am totally making those! They look so easy and yummy. By the way – have you seen this…


    made me think of your love of mason jars. 🙂

  • Nanna
    May 26, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    looks yummy! the best keepers are the ones we mess up or make up LOL

  • jeana
    May 25, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Oh this looks so good! Can’t wait to try it!

  • Melinda
    May 25, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I love mistakes that involve lots of chocolate chips! 🙂

  • Alix
    May 25, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    MmMmm! Looks delicious!
    I’m always looking for new desserts to make, thanks for the recipe!

  • UKZoe
    May 25, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Looks yummy buy my bar pan is busy right now with chocolate cornflake cake.

  • Page
    May 25, 2010 at 2:10 am

    Yum! What a great accident! 🙂

  • Donalyn
    May 25, 2010 at 1:45 am

    Melted chocolate confusion is my favorite thing in the whole world I think. You know where I think you should bring this next!

  • Amy Bowman
    May 24, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    I use original, but I don’t really think it would matter.
    Thanks for reading and for the compliment!

    • Judith
      November 21, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      Any what brand of coconut oil do you use? I am making this for the Holiday’s and would like to know which brand you use.

  • Anonymous
    May 24, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Hi there! My first time reading your blog! Fantastic!

    I have a question about the oats- what type do you use? Quick cooking/original= or does it even matter?

    Thanks so much.


  • Tiffany Harkleroad
    May 24, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    mmmmm yours sounds delish.

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