No-Bake Candy Bars

This is a wildly popular Pinterest recipe it has been repinned over a half a million times. I made these today for the first time, and I will be making these for our new healthy snack. They are easy, delicious, and full of healthy, whole ingredients such as coconut oil, oats, honey & dried fruit. The taste is a cross between fudge and the ever-popular chocolate peanut butter cookies.

These are rich, so one batch should go a long way. After one bite you can’t believe they have no sugar. LOVE THESE!!!

1 cup peanut butter

2/3 cup honey

1/2 cup coconut oil (no substitutes–this gives these creamy texture and coconut flavor)

2 cups oats (regular–not quick or instant)

1 1/4 cups mini chocolate chips

3/4 cup dried cranberries (I used about 1/4 cup cranberries and 1/3 cup chopped pecans)

Line a 11 x 13 pan with parchment paper; set aside.

In medium saucepan, melt peanut butter, honey & coconut oil. Remove from heat.

Add oats, chocolate chips, cranberries and nuts. Stir until chocolate chips are melted.

Spread into a 9 x 13 pan. Refrigerate until cool. Lift parchment from pan and the whole piece will come out (be careful not to break it). Cut into squares. Keep refrigerated.