2cupschocolate chipsa 12-oz bag or chopped chocolate
3/4cupnatural peanut butterchunky or smooth
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 10 x 15-inch baking sheet** with parchment (for easy removal and cutting) or just lightly grease.
Mix together the oatmeal, sugar, and nuts. Melt the butter or coconut oil and mix in the vanilla before adding to the oatmeal. Use the same measuring cup from the butter to measure the honey and add it to the oatmeal mixture, stirring all together.
Press mixture firmly into the prepared pan and bake for 15-17 minutes, until browned. Rotate the pan halfway through baking if needed for even browning.
Meanwhile, melt the chocolate and peanut butter together, on low on the stovetop or about one minute in the microwave and stirring to finish melting.
Pour the chocolate topping over the warm bars, spreading evenly. Let cool before cutting into bars.
*For a coconut-pecan flavor try 1/2 cup pecans + 1/3 c. unsweetened coconut.**I always make these in a 10x15 pan, but if you want thicker bars, you can use a 13x9 pan but you'll have to bake a little longer.