Gluten free Nut free chocolate stuffed oatmeal bars

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I tried a new and super easy recipe today and let me tell you....It was delicious!!! I made a couple of modifications of course to accommodate our household (gluten free & nut free) and I think you will definitely like it.

No bake 5 ingredient gluten free nut free chocolate oatmeal bars. How can that be bad? I mean it, this could not possibly be easier. The most challenging part was waiting for it to cool enough to eat.

I adapted the recipe below from How Sweet Eats. Visit the blog at www.howsweeteats.com
Gluten Free Chocolate Stuffed Oatmeal Bars

Yield: makes 16 squares

Ingredients:

3/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup loosely packed light brown sugar
2 1/2 cups quick cooking oats (I used gluten free oats)
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup peanut butter (I used WOW butter which is made from soy)

Directions:

Line an 8x8-inch baking dish with aluminum foil.

In a saucepan, heat the butter and sugar over medium heat, whisking until the sugar dissolves. Cook until it's bubbling and let it boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the oats until completely moistened. Set aside.

Place the chocolate chips and peanut butter in a bowl. Melt in the microwave (30 seconds at 50% power, stirring after each time) or a double boiler until the chocolate chips are melted.

Press half of the oat mixture into the baking dish. Pour the melted chocolate over top, spreading with a spatula. Gently press the remaining oat mixture over top. Let cool completely or refrigerate (I love these cold!) - let sit for a few hours (3 to 3) before slicing.

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