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Diabetic, Gluten Free & Heart Healthy

With protein in every bite, these mini Peanut Butter Oat Squares are the perfect pick-me-up for a midday snack. Four simple ingredients are all it takes to pull together these easy treats. They can be stored for up to 2 weeks so they are ready whenever you want to brighten your day with a healthy bite.
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate chips

Preparation

Line an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with parchment paper or wax paper. Set aside.

In a medium microwave-safe bowl, add 1 cup of the peanut butter and the maple syrup. Microwave in 20-second increments, whisking after each time, until melted. Add the oats. Stir and fold until thoroughly combined. Scoop oat mixture into the prepared baking dish. Using a rubber spatula, smooth the mixture into an even layer. Set aside.

In the same bowl, combine chocolate chips and the remaining 1/4 cup peanut butter and microwave in 30-second increments until melted. Stir and pour chocolate mixture over bars, spreading out evenly with rubber spatula or back of spoon.

Freeze for 45 minutes, or until firm. Remove from freezer and slice into 32 bites. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks

Nutrition Facts

Serves 32

Serving size: 1 square

Per Serving: Calories: 113 Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 15mg Carbohydrates: 8g Fiber: 1g Protein: 3g

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Date Last Reviewed: November 16, 2020

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