Quick and Easy Chocolate Oat Clusters (NO-BAKE)

Chocolate Oat Clusters

No-Bake Chocolate Oat Clusters

Chocolate Oat Cluster Recipe - Step 1

chocolate oat clusters

Are you looking for ways to entertain the kids during the holidays?* This recipe for no-bake Chocolate Oat Clusters is quick, easy and loads of fun! Plus it’s a tasty way to get the little ones to eat oats.

*Warning: Adult supervision is necessary when working with the hot mixture.

Benefits of Oats:

  1. Oats are nutritious and a great source of Manganese.
  2.  Whole oats are rich in antioxidants.
  3. Oats contain Beta-Glucan (a powerful soluble fibre).
  4. Oats are recognised for the role they play in reducing cholesterol.
  5. Consuming oats can assist with blood sugar control.
  6. Oats keep you full for longer.
For more information check out the following article by Healthline (2016): 9 Health Benefits of Eating Oats and Oatmeal.
 
Chocolate Oat Cluster Recipe - Step 5

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Cups Sugar (white sugar works best)
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 115g Margarine
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 3 Cups Jungle Oats
  • 1 Cup Desiccated Coconut
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Essence
  • Wax Paper

Tip: Measure and combine the oats and desiccated coconut beforehand, as the mixture sets quickly once these ingredients are added.

Nutritional Information (per 50g):

  • Kcal: 218
  • Protein: 4,3g
  • Fats: 10,4g
  • Carbohydrates: 29
Chocolate Oat Clusters

Recipe

  1. Place the sugar, cacao powder, margarine and milk in a pot on the stove.
  2. Turn the stovetop to high and bring the mixture to a boil while stirring continuously for 5 minutes. 
  3. Remove mixture from the heat and add the oats, desiccated coconut and vanilla essence. 
  4. Combine the ingredients quickly, as the mixture starts to set as the oats and coconut are added.
  5. Using two teaspoons, scoop out the mixture into clusters onto the wax paper.
  6. After 15 minutes the chocolate oat clusters should be firm and can be eaten. (Some prefer the clusters after they have been refrigerated for half an hour, as the texture becomes a bit firmer.) 

Finally, store the Chocolate Oat Clusters in an air-tight container in the fridge.

If you have tried this recipe, let us know what you think.

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