Stilettos and Diapers: Clean Eating: "Samoa" Bars

2.13.2014

Clean Eating: "Samoa" Bars

Clean eating Samoa Bars: Coconut, oatmeal, chocolate bars.
These bars are everything and nothing all at the same time. Everything because they are so amazingly delicious. Nothing because they are really, really easy and have no artificial anything in them. 

So if you're snowed in like we are today, hopefully you have the ingredients to make these. You're going to want to. 

Ingredients:
1/2 c Peanut Butter, creamy 
1/2 c Honey
1/4 c Coconut Oil
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
2 Tbsp. Ground Flaxseed
1/4 c Cocoa
1 1/2 c Rolled Oats
1/2 c Shredded Coconut, unsweetened

(Some of these ingredients are just easiest ordered online. And with Amazon Prime, I get them so fast and usually at much better prices!)

In a medium sized pot, melt peanut butter, honey and coconut oil, stirring until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla, flaxseed and cocoa until smooth. Stir in oats and coconut until well mixed. 
 Clean eating Samoa Bars: Coconut, oatmeal, chocolate bars.
Line a glass dish with foil. (I used a 7x11 (2 quart) pyrex dish.) Pour mixture in and press gently. Place in the refrigerator until hardened, about 2 hours. Cut into bars or squares and store in an airtight container in the fridge. (If you double the recipe, it fits perfectly into a 9x13 pan.)

Options:
Below I sprinkled some large flaked coconut and a few chocolate chips in the foil lined pan and poured the mixture on top of it. When it was hardened, I flipped it over before cutting into bars. 
Clean eating Samoa Bars: Coconut, oatmeal, chocolate bars.
Or there's this option, where I just sprinkled the coconut right on top of the mixture and pressed it in gently before chilling. 
Clean eating Samoa Bars: Coconut, oatmeal, chocolate bars.

They taste the same either way and you could even skip sprinkling anything on them. Just makes them prettier, if you'd like! 

Tell me if you make these! Since making my first batch 2 weeks ago, I've made 4 batches and my family has devoured them! 

9 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! I have to make these ASAP. looks so yummy

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  2. These look amazing! I am a few ingredients shy and between being chained to my desk for this "work from home gig" and the nasty freezing rain coming down to whip them up right this instant which has me totally bummed! I can't wait to get all the ingredients and make these! yummy!

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  3. They look yummy!!! I'll be making them real soon!

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  4. Oo I can't wait to try these. I make those PB fudge bars you posted all the time now and my boys devour them! Thx!

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  5. You have NO idea how excited I am to make these. I've already pinned them, duh. ;)

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  6. These look fabulous, and relatively guilt free! Also a great way to get some good clean food into my little one as a "treat". Thanks for sharing, I'm looking forward to my first batch tonight

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  7. Just made these and they're as good as I was hoping. Made some changes to the recipe b/c of what I had in the house: creamy raw almond butter, raw uncooked honey supplemented for listed ingredients. I totally forgot to include the oats even though they were sitting right there. :( Next time. I think it's funny that you made these because you were snowed in, and I made them because it's so darn hot here (So. Cal.) that I wanted to make a "clean" treat without turning on the oven! Perfect in both situations I guess! Thanks for the delicious and easy recipe!

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  8. Thanks so much for posting this! I have a container of coconut oil and need to find uses for it - some of the recipes I've tried are not for me due to the coconut taste that I find a bit weird. But coconut belongs in this one - so I can't wait to try it.

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  9. I can't find flaxseeds where I am. Do you have any substitutes or does it have to go in? Thank you - looking forward to making these!

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