Peanut Butter Oreo Bars Recipe! Dairy-free & Vegan

Oreo Peanut Butter Bars! DF | Vegan

SURPRISE! Another peanut butter & chocolate recipe πŸ˜€ The.best.flavor.combo.ever.

Do you agree??! If not, what’s your fav flavor combo?? (Lmk in the comments!)

Peanut Butter & Oreos

Anyway, this post is about the beautiful relationship between peanut butter and Oreos. Remember the movie Parent Trap (the Lindsay Lohan version, when she was a sweet innocent child). When both Lindsay Lohans are stuck in a cabin together, and they eat Oreos and peanut butter together??

To me, that is the origin of the Oreos & peanut butter relationship. And ever since then, I have been enjoying the delicacy immensely. As a kid, as an adult, with other adults — it’s a timeless ageless CLASSIC!

Have you tried the combo?? If not, the time has arrived! And if you have, you know how yummy it really is…

BAKED

So what if we take the peanut butter & Oreo relationship…and bake it. (I realize my relationship analogy is loosing its relevancy here πŸ˜€ LOL)

Why not bake it?!? We know they are amazing together, let’s turn up the heat!

That is where the inspiration for this recipe came from.

Peanut Butter Oreo Bars Recipe! Dairy-free & Vegan

Dairy-free & Vegan!!

I love vegan baking. I personally am not a vegan, but I think it’s amazing for those who are, and I’m happy to be able to create baked goods that are vegan-friendly! And…I love being able to eat the “raw” dough too…. win-win πŸ˜€

I should mention– there is controversy around whether or not Oreos are vegan-friendly. Their ingredient list is comprised of items that are all vegan-friendly. However, it sounds like they are produced in a facility that also processes non-vegan goods. So there is possible for cross-contamination.

Of course, it’s up to you. It is unfortunate that processing cannot be done separately, but IMO, almost all products are (unfortunately) processed this way and have a similar disclaimer. The choice is yours πŸ™‚

If you aren’t cool with it, that’s cool! Replace Oreos here with your fav other vegan-friendly mix-in!!

What you’ll need:

A jelly roll pan! These pans are super versatile. The sides around the pan make it perfect for bar-baking. But you can also use them for one-sheet easy dinners, cookies, sweet potato fries….I have two and use them almost every day.

Peanut butter!!! If you like peanut butter as much as I do, this 5lb jar is a great price (less than 10 bucks for this huge jar)! I use it mostly for baking, but it also makes an AMAZING PB&J πŸ˜‰ I also really like Whole Foods brand all-natural peanut butter, but I don’t recommend it for baking. For baking, you’ll want to use a kind where the oil does not separate.

Oreos!! Unless they’re on-sale at the store, I’ll usually buy them from Amazon Prime Pantry. If you spend $35 on Prime Pantry items, you get free shipping. So I’ll do it when I have a handful of items to get (Oreos, popcorn, paper towels, soap, face wash…they have everything on there!)

Let’s Bake!

Remember to tag @thefetchingfoodie on Instagram! I love to see & share your baking! πŸ˜€

Recipe: Peanut Butter Oreo Bars!

Dairy-Free | Vegan
Makes 24 large bars, or about 36 medium-sized bars.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups peanut butter*
1/2 cup canola oil
2 flax eggs**
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup almond milk
1 cup vegan-friendly chocolate chips
20 crushed Oreos
About 1/4 cup additional peanut butter to drizzle on top

Directions:

1) Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.

2) Line your 15×10 inch jelly roll pan with parchment paper, or with foil and then sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Set the pan aside.

3) To make the dough, you can use (a) a stand mixer (i.e. Kitchenaid— easiest option), (b) a hand-held mixer, or (c) a whisk & arm-power! I am usually all about the whisk method, but I use the Kitchenaid for this one πŸ™‚

4) Once you’ve selected your mixing-method, place the peanut butter and canola oil in a large bowl and mix on a medium-high speed. Keep it mixing longer than you think. You want it fully combined.

5) Add in the flax eggs and vanilla extract. Mix on a medium speed again until fully uniform.

6) With the mixer on low, slowly add in the flour, salt, baking soda, & almond milk. Let the mixer slowly incorporate these ingredients.

7) When only a few flour streaks are left, add in the chocolate chips and crushed up Oreos. Switch to a wooden spoon and gently finish folding the ingredients together until everything is fully combined. You’ll have a smooth creamy peanut butter dough, dotted with chocolate & Oreos :-D!!!

8) Spread the dough evenly into your prepared pan. Bake the pan your preheated oven for 20-30 minutes. Check them at 20 minutes. Bake them until your desired doneness. I like to pull them out when the edges are golden brown and the middle just starts to turn a light-brown-toasted color. (You know, the color of a perfectly lightly toasted marshmallow? Like that!)

9) Let the bars cool in the pan on a wire cooling rack or a hotpad. Once they’ve cooled for at least 20 minutes, you can drizzle on the extra peanut butter…!

10) Pop 1/4 cup of peanut butter into the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir it. Then use a fork or knife to drizzle it over the top of the bars!

11) Slice ’em!

Peanut Butter Oreo Bars Recipe! Dairy-free & Vegan

LOOK AT THAT DRIZZLE!!

Take a bite….

Peanut Butter Oreo Bars Recipe! Dairy-free & Vegan

And voila!! Serve them to your family & friends! OR…they freeze super well! Layer them in a freezer-friendly container with parchment paper in between each layer. Whenever you want a bar, either take one out a few hours beforehand, or, just pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds!!

Top with dairy-free Oreo ice cream if you’re feeling WILD! That’s my favorite way to eat ’em!!

How will you eat them?! Who are you baking for?

Remember to tag @thefetchingfoodie on Instagram! I love to see & share your baking! πŸ˜€

Note:

*For the peanut butter, I do not recommend using all-natural. Use a peanut butter that doesn’t separate. I used creamy Skippy.

**To make the flax eggs, all you need are ground flaxseeds and water! 1 flax egg = 1 Tablespoon of flaxseeds mixed with 3 Tablespoons of water. We need two for this recipe –> 2 Tablespoons of flaxseeds mixed with 6 Tablespoons of water. Allow the mixture to sit for a couple minutes. Then, it’s ready to use!

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Happy Baking!!! <3

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