Oat Fudge Bars {Healthier Starbucks Copycat}
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
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Yield: 16
 
This recipe is a healthy re-make of the Starbucks Oat Fudge Bars. Only this version is significantly less sugar, calories and fat, but is gluten-free, and can be dairy-free.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup sucanat (or coconut palm sugar, or another raw brown sugar)
  • ⅓ cup stevia for baking (I used NuNaturals More Fiber)
  • ½ cup butter, softened (for dairy-free use margarine)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup stevia chocolate chips (or semi sweet chocolate chips)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, mix together the softened butter, stevia, sucanat. Mix until fluffy. Then add in the egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
  3. Add in the oat flour, oats and baking soda and mix until it forms a thick dough.
  4. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second increments, or on the stove in a small pot.
  5. Press half of the oat mixture into an 8x8 square pan or glass dish (oven proof). I used a sheet of plastic wrap to press the dough in the pan as its sticky.
  6. Once half the dough is pressed in the pan evenly, pour the chocolate over top and spread until even over the top.
  7. Take the remaining dough, and take blobs of it, press into small disks and put randomly over the chocolate. It should not cover the whole surface, and you'll see chocolate peeking through in spots.
  8. Put in the oven and bake for approx 22 minutes. The oat crust should get crispy and golden.
  9. Allow to cool completely, and cut into 16 squares
Nutrition
Serving size: 1 bar (makes 16) Calories: 148 Fat: 9 g Saturated fat: 5.4 g Carbs: 19 g Sugar: 3.5 g Sodium: 86 mg Fiber: 4.5 g Protein: 2 g Cholesterol: 27 mg
Recipe by Busy But Healthy at http://www.busybuthealthy.com/oat-fudge-bars-healthier-starbucks-copycat/