Organic Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Bars with Chia SeedsDo these look delicious or what?!? Chocolatey, Moist & At Least A Little Bit Healthy. Umm…….Yes, Please!
They key to these Bars are:
1. Chop your own GOOD QUALITY Bittersweet Chocolate
Organic Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Bars with Chia Seeds
3/4 cup *Unsalted Butter
3/4 cup *Granulated Sugar
3/4 cup *Brown Sugar (dark if possible)
1 cup *Whole Wheat Flour (I use King Authur Flour)
2 1/2 cups *Oats
1/2 t *Cinnamon (Saigon or Ceylon is delish!)
1 t Baking Soda
1/2 t Baking Powder
2 T Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean Paste (to DIE FOR!!!) OR Substitute 2 T Good Vanilla Extract
2 T *Chia Seeds
1 cup *Bittersweet Chocolate Chunks…maybe a tad over 1 cup!
Preheat Oven to 325. (between 300 and 350 depending on your oven and pan size).
Line Pan with Parchment Paper (8×8, 9×9, 9×13 depending how thick you want your bars)
Cream Butter and Sugars until LIGHT AND FLUFFY.
Add in Eggs ONE AT A TIME. Mix In Completely Each Time!
In Separate Bowl Combine Dry Ingredients: Flour, Oats, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Cinnamon, Salt.
Mix Dry Ingredients into Wet Ingredients bit by bit. Lightly Mix to combine.
Now, Switch to a Spatula!
Fold In Chocolate Chunks, Vanilla Bean Paste & Chia Seeds
Mix to Combine and Press into Prepared Pan.
Bake 15-25 Minutes until the top and edges are turning a golden brown.
COOL COMPLETELY before slicing into squares. I know, this is hard to resist….it smells so good….Oh, what the heck!??!?! Slice off a little teeny corner for a taste. Just don’t fear, it will crumble something awful….LET IT COOL and the texture is perfect! But that itty bitty taste sure was good, eh?!?!?!
And, of course, as always, try and use all the highest quality ORGANIC ingredients… it will show in your end results!