Oatmeal Chocolate Fudge Bars

Sarah Bush Lincoln shares a healthier dessert bar option

Charleston, Ill. - Sarah Bush Lincoln Weight Management program not only offers a weight loss program to help patients with their weight loss journey, but they also offer cooking demonstrations to help patients work on lifestyle changes to better help them in keeping off lost weight.
 
We offer monthly cooking demonstrations in the Center for Healthy Living that incorporate healthy foods, healthy cooking techniques and simple, inexpensive recipes, Attendees also get to taste all of the recipes demonstrated! 
 
Next demo May 22 at 5:30pm
* desserts can be tasty and nutritious
* no need to buy expensive ingredients to make food healthy
*cooking and baking can be quick and easy
 
 
Oatmeal Chocolate Fudge Bars
 
Servings: 25 bars
Ingredients
2 ¾ cup quick oats
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup pure maple syrup or honey
¼ cup peanut butter or other nut butter
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4-5 oz chocolate chips 
½ cup chocolate nut butter or peanut butter
 
Directions
1. Line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment or wax paper, and set aside.
2. Stir together the maple syrup, ¼ cup peanut butter, water, and vanilla until smooth. 
3. Stir in the oats and salt. 
4. Transfer about 2/3 of the mixture to the pan, and press down very well, using a second sheet of parchment or wax paper to press it evenly into the bottom of the pan. 
5. In a separate bowl, carefully melt the chocolate and ½ cup peanut butter. 
6. Stir until smooth. Pour this evenly on top of the crust in the pan. 
7. Sprinkle the remaining oat crumbles on top of the chocolate layer, then press down. 
8. Refrigerate or freeze until firm enough to cute squares. 
 
Nutritional Info
 
Serving size: 1 bar
Per Serving: calories: 96, carbohydrate 17 gm, protein 1.6 gm, fat 2.9 gm, Na+ 77 mg, fiber 0.9 gm 
 
 

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