If you’re looking for a snack that’s both delicious and easy to make, then look no further than these chocolate chip bars! Not only will your family love the yummy flavor, but you’ll also appreciate how quick and simple the recipe is. With just five ingredients, all of which can be found in most pantries, you’ll have delicious bars in no time—a truly winning combination!
Are Chocolate Chips and Chocolate Bars the Same Thing?
Chocolate Chips vs. Chocolate Bars
When baking, chocolate chips aim to maintain their chip shape, so they will have less cocoa butter (if any) and more lecithin. A bar of chocolate, in contrast, will have a different ratio with less lecithin and more cocoa butter.
CONSIDERATIONS FOR THIS RECIPE
- Don’t forget to measure your flour: The most typical error in a recipe is adding too much flour. Using a scale is the best and simplest way to measure flour. If you don’t have one, whisk the flour with a spoon, pour it into the measuring cup, and level it off with a knife.
- You must line your baking dish: Use foil if you don’t have parchment paper, but don’t try to get away with just buttering and flouring the pan.
- To double the recipe: Use a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.
- Just after baking, sprinkle some flaked sea salt on top for a nice contrast.
How Do You Know When They Are Done?
Here is how you check whether your Chocolate bars are done or not: The cookie’s edges will be set, have a rise to them, and be a golden color. A skewer or toothpick inserted into the center will not completely remove the mixture, but it will come out clean.
How Long do Homemade Chocolate Bars Last?
These cookie bars can be kept at room temperature for about 3 days when stored in an airtight container. The baked but uncut bars can be wrapped and frozen for up to three months.
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Chocolate Chip Bars
- 1½ cups rolled oats
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter plus 2 tbsp
- 10 Medjool dates pitted
- ½ cup vanilla protein powder
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- 2-4 tbsp almond milk
- ⅓ cup mini chocolate chips
- Line an 8x8-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
- In a food processor, add the oats, peanut butter and dates and pulseuntil just combined.
- Add the protein powder, chia seeds and 2 tablespoons of almond milk andpulse until well combined.
- Transfer the mixture into a bowl and gently fold in the chocolate chips.
- Place the mixture into the prepared baking dish and with your hands,press to smooth the surface.
- Freeze for about 20-60 minutes or until set completely.
- Cut into desired-sized bars and serve.