These No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars make a wholesome snack or healthy dessert!  They’re vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free.  Your whole family will love them!  

no-bake-chocolate-oat-bars

These No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars are completely addictive!  They’re made with dark chocolate, peanut butter, oats, coconut oil, coconut, raisins and lots of  walnuts.  

no-bake-chocolate-oat-bars

I love easy no bake desserts like these No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars. They’re creamy and crunchy and loaded with nutritional perks that come with these wholesome ingredients.

no-bake-chocolate-oat-bars These No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars are a great healthy, not-too-sweet treat to have in the fridge when you’re in the mood for a chocolate fix.  They come together on the stovetop in just minutes, but they need to sit in the fridge for an hour or two to completely set.  Well worth the anticipation!!

no-bake-chocolate-oat-bars

Let’s unpack the nutritional reasons to make these.  Just in case you need some convincing.

Benefits of Dark Chocolate

  • Dark chocolate contains powerful antioxidants which may help to improve blood flow, lower blood pressure, increase HDL (good cholesterol) and lower LDL (bad cholesterol).
  • The flavanols found in dark chocolate dilates blood vessels, allowing more oxygen and blood to reach key areas of the brain, which can help you ward off the afternoon sleepiness.

Benefits of Oats

  • Oats contain a specific type of fiber known as beta-glucan.  Beta-glucan helps to lower LDL cholesterol levels and to stabilize blood sugar. 
  • They also contain polyphenols which play a role in lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, improving arterial flexibility and preventing platelet clumping.
 Benefits of Walnuts
  • Walnuts are rich with with antioxidants, which help protect your body from cellular damage, heart disease, cancer, and premature aging.  They are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, folate and melatonin.
  • Guys…I garnished this batch with pecans because they look prettier than walnuts in photos.  For the recipe – use either walnuts or pecans.  Whichever you prefer.

MORE HEALTHY DESSERT RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE

No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

Edit or replace