It’s my first recipe post! Hopefully this will be one of many. I recently ran a poll on Twitter about what type of posts you want to see more of on Black Coffee Breakfast. The results came in with a majority wanting Lifestyle and Food posts. I’m the kind of person who believes in following market research – so here we go!
This recipe is for those with a sweet tooth, although I may feature savoury bakes in the future. Obviously, if you have any allergies then make changes where necessary.
– 6 cups oats
– 2 cups butter
– 2 cups sugar
– Chocolate/chocolate spread (amount used optional)
– 1 cup Peanut butter
– Chopped nuts for topping (optional)
There’s not a lot of ingredients needed for this recipe, so it’s fairly simple. It’s definitely something you could make with your children (if you have any) or if you fancy a quick no-fuss dessert. When measuring out the oats, butter, and sugar, keep the full measures separate in halves. For example, keep 3 cups of oats in one bowl and 3 in the other. This will be made apparent in the method as you’ll only need to mix up one half of the mixture at a time.
– Line a tin with foil, making sure the foil is folded over the top edges of the tin.
– Melt 1 cup butter and 1 cup sugar in a saucepan on a low heat until the mix is a smooth liquid.
– Once melted, combine the mix with 3 cups oats. Mix together well.
– Create a base in the tin using the saturated oat mix.
– Combine half peanut butter and half chocolate in a bowl. Microwave until liquid and then spread evenly over the oat base in the tin.
– Place the tin in the fridge while mixing the remaining butter, sugar and oats.
– Put the second layer of oats on top of the mix in the tin.
– I chose to top the mix off with a thin layer of Nutella spread and chopped brazil nuts.
– Refrigerate the tin for 2 hours to solidify before serving.
The sugar content in this dish is HIGH, so I definitely only recommend it for a one-off treat kind of dish. Something I would’ve done is refrigerated the tin a little longer before adding the second layer of oat mix. This is because the peanut butter and chocolate filling soaked into the two oat layers. This meant it didn’t have the clean different between each layer when you cut a slice, but that’s something I’ll have to keep in mind for the future.
This is definitely a treat which is best shared with others. You only need a small slice since it can get quite sickly in large amounts. Personally I love that this is a no-bake recipe because it means it’s a lot less effort. Lazy as it sounds, I hate having to check on something in the oven every couple of minutes. This recipe is pretty much foolproof. You can’t overcook it and the hardest part is making sure you don’t burn the butter and sugar mixture.
This recipe was a huge hit with my family, I can’t wait to make it again! It’s perfect for sharing.
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