Easy No Bake Oat Bars [Starbucks Copycat]

I miss baking. I miss eating my baking. Baking just takes too much time right now. Time I don’t have.

For the last couple days weeks, I have been wanting to bake. Yesterday, I was looking up oat bars (like they have at Starbucks). My husband loves oat bars and I have a Costco amount of oats. When I came across this recipe I thought it was worth a try. First of all, it gave me a chance to use my Blendtec and second, it looked simple and fast – no baking required!

Easy No Bake Oat Bars [Starbucks Copycat]

They are delicious! They took me no time at all, I had the bars pressed into the pan within five minutes and the chocolate took a couple minutes longer. I think it actually took me longer to clean up the mess then actually make these bars.

Gluten and Dairy Free Oat Bars [Starbucks Copycat]

I used butter in replace of the coconut oil for both the bars and the chocolate, I wasn’t looking for a coconut taste but I think I will try it next time. I also used an 8×8 pan, I wouldn’t use the 7×13 they recommend, they bars would be pretty thin. The texture was different then Starbucks (less dry and crumbly, probably because of the no baking) but they were just as delicious.

I don’t want to turn this into a cooking or baking blog but I had to share this recipe because it was so easy and yummy. Any quick, easy and delicious baking is a win for this new Mom.

Update 7/7/2014 – I made these again today, this time I used the coconut oil and they were just as delicious. Just a slight coconut taste. I will defiantly keep making these, probably with the coconut oil as it is a healthier option. Husband says they are okay but “not Starbucks”. I also timed myself today, they took about 20 minutes from start to completely cleaned up.

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