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8 Fabulous Recipes Using Chocolate and Oats

Chocolate and Oats

Chocolate and oats are two of my favourite things and together they work a treat. My chocolate coconut flapjacks are an all round winner and my recipe is now regularly used by friends. This month’s We Should Cocoa was to create something that contained both chocolate and oats. Read on to find eight fabulous recipes using these two ingredients.

We Should Cocoa LogoThis merry month of may is all about OATS. Oats come in many forms: sprouted, whole, flour, oatmeal, so don’t feel limited to rolled oats alone.

I’m a bit of a flapjack devotee. Flapjacks were one of the first bakes I ever made by myself and as they were full of oats, they weren’t too frowned upon. Actually I’m a fan of pretty much anything with oats in. I was bought up with proper oatmeal porridge slow cooked overnight in the aga. So I’m a bit astonished to find that after 68 months of We Should Cocoa this is the first time we’ve had oats as the ingredient chosen to accompany chocolate.

Look out for next month’s ingredient over at Green Gourmet Giraffe tomorrow. Johanna is hosting We Should Cocoa in June and I’m looking forward to the theme. Now let’s get on with what you’ve all been waiting for.

8 Fabulous Recipes Using Chocolate and Oats

Cacao Date Slice

Kicking things off in fine style Lucy from Baking Queen 74, also known as the Slow Cooker Queen, gives us this cacao oat slice with date caramel. Baked in her slow cooker, it’s dairy free and includes cacao nibs. It also has a luscious layer of caramel on top, made with dates not sugar.

Chocolate Oat Banana Muffins

Healthy bakes seem to be the order of the day as Janice from Farmergirl Kitchen has made chocolate, oat an banana nut muffins with coconut oil and yoghurt. Stuffed with all sorts of good things, including dark chocolate, they are surprisingly simple to make.


Chocolate Toffee Oaty Squares

I’m rather relieved to see that the health trend has not affected all of this month’s We Should Cocoa entries. Chocolate and oats have formed a thoroughly decadent bake in these Chocolate Toffee Oaty Squares from Suelle at Mainly Baking. Mars Bars, cream, butter, sugar and more chocolate, how can we resist?


Chocolate and Oats Smoothie

It’s back to the healthy recipes again with this no dairy chocolate smoothie with pumpkin seed butter – and oats of course. Sarah from Maison Cupcake has piled all sorts of good things into this smoothie including coconut milk, cocoa powder and oats.


Cookie Dough Energy Balls

It must be a sign of the times. I to went for a healthy recipe. Healthy it maybe, but these chilli chocolate chip cookie dough energy balls taste sublime and feel like a decadent treat.


Overnight chocolate and oats

Overnight chocolate oats from Rebecca at BakeNQuilt is made, not as you’d expect, with rolled oats, but with steel cut oats. You’ll need to visit her post to find out what they are. For a special treat, she tops of her chocolate oats with raspberries, yoghurt and chocolate chips.


Chocolate and Oats Slice

No bake peppermint pattie slice might sound like a rather strange form of peppermint cream, but I can assure you it’s not. It’s a fabulous Australian slice from Johanna at Green Gourmet Giraffe, made with chocolate and oats of course, that was so good, she made it three times in two weeks. As you can see from the picture, coconut features too.


Chocolate Cherry Flapjack

This chocolate cherry flapjack is one of a batch that Chris from Thinly Spread made to cheer up her daughter, who is in the midst of horrid exams. I think these would cheer up just about anybody, especially with those lush chocolate dipped cherries on top.

I hope you enjoyed these fabulous recipes using chocolate and oats. Do let us know if you made any of them.


  1. Janice

    31st May 2016 at 9:43 pm

    What a fabulous round up. Chocolate and oats are just made for each other and provide a great balance of nutritious food and tasty treat. Thanks for keeping this great challenge going and inspiring so many fabulous recipes.

    • Choclette

      1st June 2016 at 8:38 am

      Thanks Janice. It’s been touch and go, but I always look forward to seeing what people come up with – several books worth over the years.

  2. Catherine

    1st June 2016 at 12:04 am

    These certainly are fabulous recipes. I love all of them!

    • Choclette

      1st June 2016 at 8:43 am

      Me too Catherine. Every time I do a We Should Cocoa round-up, I want to dash down to the kitchen and try out all the recipes.

  3. Johanna @ Green Gourmet Giraffe

    1st June 2016 at 1:37 pm

    I really enjoyed the challenge – just hard to narrow down the options for chocolate and oats as I had lots of ideas – and now I have lots more great chocolate and oats ideas from the lovely round up

    • Choclette

      1st June 2016 at 2:06 pm

      Thanks Johanna. I do love chocolate and oats, so I really think I might be trying all of these out at some point.

  4. Aimee

    1st June 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Well I love chocolate and I love oats so these all sound amazing to me!

    • Choclette

      2nd June 2016 at 4:31 pm

      And chocolate and oats make for a fab combination too Aimee 🙂

  5. Ceri Jones

    1st June 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Chocolate and oats is a wonderful combination, loads of great ideas here!!

    • Choclette

      2nd June 2016 at 4:32 pm

      Yes, I feel like I need to work my way through them one by one 😉

  6. Cathy @ Planet Veggie

    1st June 2016 at 5:25 pm

    You can’t go wrong with chocolate and oats, it’s a great combination. Lots of inspiration here, thanks!

    • Choclette

      2nd June 2016 at 4:33 pm

      Well I don’t know Cathy. I think I rather overdid it with chocolate porridge once – or was that twice? 😉

  7. Nayna Kanabar

    1st June 2016 at 5:29 pm

    This looks like a great round up of some fab recipes.

    • Choclette

      2nd June 2016 at 4:34 pm

      Thanks Nayna. I always look forward to the #WeShouldCocoa round-ups.

  8. the caked crusader

    5th June 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Oats are such a weakness of mine – I can’t resist them! This looks a lovely list of recipes

    • Choclette

      5th June 2016 at 7:55 pm

      Mine too CC, luv em prepared pretty much anyhow.

  9. Sarah, Maison Cupcake

    9th June 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Chocolate and oats are perfect partners, hopefully my chocolate flapjacks will suit a forthcoming theme and I can submit them then! Thanks for hosting 🙂

    • Choclette

      11th June 2016 at 9:35 am

      Yay for chocolate and oats, they are a good combination Sarah. Shame we missed your chocolate flapjacks. I’m heading over now to have a look.


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