Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars are a wonderful snack for backpacking, day hiking or anytime really. This easy recipe takes a little bit of effort at home, but pays big energy and flavor rewards on the trail.
Below is everything you need to make homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars that are packed with energy for logging long days on the trail.
Chunky Peanut Butter: 1/2 Cup
Packed Dark Brown Sugar: 1/3 Cup
Honey: 1/4 Cup *Agave also works well.
Canola Oil: 5 Tbl
Old Fashioned Oats: 2 1/4 Cup
Cinnamon: 1/2 tsp
Vanilla Extract: 1/4 tsp
Chopped Toasted Walnuts: 1/4 Cup *Pecans or Almonds also work well.
Mini Milk Chocolate Chips: 1/4 Cup
Mini Dark Chocolate Chips: 1/4 Cup
Dried Coconut: 2 Tbl
At Home Preparation
Assemble all of your ingredients. Nothing is worse that trying to make something and realizing you are out of a key ingredient. First off preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray 12 cup muffin pan or sheet pan with nonstick spray.
In a mixing bowl combine egg, peanut butter, honey, brown sugar, oil, vanilla and beat until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and gently stir until mixed. Spoon into muffin pan/sheet pan and bake until golden brown, about 16 to 20 mins. Let cool to room temperature then carefully remove.
Place them in a Ziploc back until you are ready to enjoy. If you are car camping you can just leave them in the bag. If you plan on taking them backpacking, I highly recommend wrapping them cling wrap first.
Tip: Everything for this recipe minus the egg and canola oil can be bought in your local supermarket’s bulk section. The bulk section is every diy camping chef’s best friend.