You all, I feel like we’ve come to a point in our relationship where I can tell you things without fear of condemnation. I think we’ve built up a certain kind of trust, and we’ve created a safe place for sharing who we really are here, am I right? I feel like we could sit down together and have a cup of tea and some scones, and just BE ourselves with out any pretentiousness, yes? So since that is well established, I feel like I need to confess something to you that has been weighing heavily on my heart…
I do not like S’MORES.
Not at all. Not one little bit. Not s’more cookies, s’more pies, s’more ice cream, s’more nachos, or s’more popcorn. I do not like them in a box, I do not like them with a fox.
I DO like graham crackers, and I do like chocolate, so I’m thinking it’s more about the toasty marshmallow.
Can we still be friends though? Okay, I feel so much better now! So while you probably won’t find me posting any kind of s’more recipe (ever, ever, ever) I do love maple, almonds and oats! My Maple Almond Oat No Bakes are the perfect fall version of those chocolate and peanut butter no bakes you loved as a kid.
I poured the whole batch into a parchment paper lined baking dish, and then let them chill so they’d be easy to pop out of the dish and cut into squares. We love them chilled rather than at room temperature, and I actually think they taste like a really yummy maple fudge packed with oats.
Thanks for loving me in spite of my many faults. I promise to bring you many, many delicious (non-marshmallowy) treats so you won’t even miss them! And right after I wrote this, I noticed that this Saturday is National Toasted Marshmallow Day.
My timing is always impeccable!
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Maple Almond Oat No Bakes
- Prep Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 36 small squares 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
My Maple Almond Oat No Bakes are the no bake cookies you loved as a kid with a little makeover for Fall, and they are amazing!
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup crunchy almond butter (not all natural, I used Jif)
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon maple extract
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
For the Icing
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1–2 tablespoons milk
- 1/4 teaspoon maple extract
- Prepare an 8 by 8 inch baking dish by greasing it or lining it with parchment paper.
- In a medium pan, bring butter, sugar, almond butter, and milk to a boil over medium high heat, stirring frequently. Bring to a full boil for one minute, stirring constantly, and then removed from the heat and stir in maple extract, followed by the oats. Stir to coat.
- Pour the mixture into the baking dish, allow to cool at room temperature for a couple of hours and then refrigerate until firm.
- Cut into 9 large squares or 36 small squares, and keep refrigerated. I liked these best chilled.
- Serving Size: 1 Small Square
- Calories: 136
- Sugar: 12g
- Sodium: 22mg
- Fat: 6.9g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Unsaturated Fat: 4.3g
- Trans Fat: 0.1g
- Carbohydrates: 17g
- Fiber: 1.4g
- Protein: 2.5g
- Cholesterol: 6.9mg
Keywords: maple almond oat no bakes, no bake cookies, maple icing, fall
Melanie @ Garnish & Glaze says
Haha! That’s so funny you don’t like the toasted marshmallows. That’s the fun part! But I’ll still be your friend. 🙂 These maple bars look awesome and super easy.
Sarah @ The Budding Table says
These look fabulous, and the delicate icing swirls are so pretty! Your desserts always seem to be the perfect combo of lovely to look at without being too fussed over : )
P.S. Love the s’mores confession.
What a sweet compliment, thank you Sarah!
Denisse @ Le Petit Chef says
I won’t judge you for not liking s’mores- these treats could stand in for them on any camping trip and not miss a beat!
Lindsay @ The Local Taste says
Ahhh you don’t like s’mores?! I guess I can still read your blog! ha totally kidding. Everyone has foods they don’t like that others think we’re totally crazy for not liking. These maple almond oat no bakes do look amazing! They actually look better than s’mores to me, and I love s’mores.
Thanks for understanding Lindsay 🙂
Hi Julie! I was wondering if you could potentially sub out maple syrup and brown sugar in place of the regular sugar? I am on an anti-inflammatory diet so I’m basically not supposed to eat anything white (so no regular sugar). I didn’t know if those would work the same as the regular sugar.
I’m not sure how that would work Jaclyn. I was under the impression that brown sugar is really just white sugar with molasses added? These would take a little experimenting to make the without sugar. Wish I could be more helpful.
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
How delicious do these bars look! They are definitely a perfect sweet treat that I have to recreate.. loving the maple flavour. Pinned!
Thank you Thalia!
These look delish! – I can’t wait to try them. I absolutely cannot stand s’mores either. Don’t get me wrong. I’m dangerous around a dessert table but put me next to s’mores and they will be safe around me.
I know exactly what you mean Kari! Hope you enjoy!
Julie I don’t like s’mores at all but love all the pieces that make them up – go figure. Your story was funny and hit home. The Maple Almond No Bakes pictures were so pretty I had to make an attempt with what I had at home. Made my own almond butter from raw almonds, used my maple syrup instead of sugar, no maple extract so used vanilla instead, also no powdered sugar which made frosting a no go but knew that my artistic level was not going to have such a beautiful outcome like yours. Anyway the recipe was simple fun and delicious – Thanks. I look forward to trying more of your recipes.