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Copycat Heavenly Hunks Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Recipe

Elevate your baking game with the irresistible charm of this Heavenly Hunks Oatmeal Dark Chocolate recipe. This chewy and decadent recipe combines hearty oats, rich dark chocolate, and optional shredded coconut to create heavenly hunky bites that redefine the joy of homemade indulgence.

close up view of oatmeal chocolate chip heavenly hunks

If you’ve been on the lookout for a treat that’s equal parts heavenly and hunky, look no further. Today, we’re diving into the world of deliciousness with the recipe for Heavenly Hunks Oatmeal Dark Chocolate bites. 

Brace yourself for a journey into the realms of chewy oats, rich dark chocolate, and the kind of satisfaction only a homemade sweet delight can bring.

These oatmeal cookie bars are the real deal. They’re made with real ingredients and are a healthier version of the simple snack we all know and love from Costco.

If you enjoy this heavenly hunks recipe you may also like to try my 10 Gluten Free Recipes With 10 Ingredients or Less.

side angle of heavenly hunks copycat recipe with mini chocolate chips

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS HEAVENLY HUNKS OATMEAL DARK CHOCOLATE RECIPE

  1. Chewy, Not Cakey:
    • The oats and careful ingredient ratios create a chewy texture that’s oh-so-satisfying. These are no ordinary cookies; they’re heavenly hunks!
  2. Dark Chocolate Decadence:
    • The dark chocolate chunks add a layer of richness that elevates these bites to dessert stardom. Embrace the decadence!
  3. Coconut Crunch (Optional):
    • The shredded coconut introduces a delightful crunch, offering a tropical twist to this classic treat. It’s the perfect complement to the dark chocolate.
  4. Versatile Delight:
    • Whether as an indulgent snack, a sweet ending to a meal, or a delightful gift for friends, Heavenly Hunks fit every occasion. They’re the versatile stars of your dessert repertoire.

SIMPLE INGREDIENTS YOU NEED FOR THE HEAVENLY HUNKS COPYCAT RECIPE

You will need the following ingredients listed below to make these oatmeal chocolate chip bites (the exact measurements, nutrition information and full recipe are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post):

  • Old fashioned gluten-free oats
  • Almond flour
  • Coconut shreds or coconut flakes
  • Sea salt
  • Cashew butter – can sub for almond butter if desired for almond butter hunks
  • Coconut oil
  • Pure maple syrup – can also use brown rice syrup or honey 
  • Brown sugar – can also use coconut sugar or cane sugar
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Dark chocolate chips or chunks

top down view of easy heavenly hunks in a baking loaf pan

HOW TO MAKE

  1. Line a bread loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Using a high-powered blender, blend your oats on high to create a fine oat flour.
  3. Combine all wet and dry ingredients except chocolate chip to a large bowl.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips using a rubber spatula.
  5. Add mixture to the prepared bread loaf pan and press down firmly.
  6. Put in refrigerator to set for 1-2 hours. Can speed up the process by adding to the freezer for 20 minutes or until they are firm.
  7. Cut into bite size squares and store in the fridge for up to 5-7 days.

STORAGE

Now that you’ve crafted your batch of Heavenly Hunks Oatmeal Dark Chocolate bites, let’s talk storage to ensure these delectable treats stay fresh and delightful:

  1. Airtight Containers:
    • Store your Heavenly Hunks in an airtight container to preserve their chewy texture and prevent them from drying out. This is especially crucial if you plan on enjoying them over several days.
  2. Room Temperature or Refrigeration:
    • If you anticipate devouring these delights within a week, keeping them at room temperature is perfectly fine. However, if your kitchen tends to be warm, or if you’re storing them for a more extended period, refrigeration is your friend. Just ensure they’re in an airtight container to avoid absorbing any fridge odors.
  3. Freezing for Future Happiness:
    • Heavenly Hunks freeze exceptionally well. Individually wrap them in plastic wrap or place them in a freezer-friendly container. When the craving strikes, let them thaw at room temperature or in the refrigerator for a heavenly treat on demand.
  4. Layer with Parchment Paper:
    • If you’re stacking your Heavenly Hunks, place parchment paper between the layers to prevent sticking. This ensures each hunky bite maintains its individual charm.
  5. Avoid Moisture:
    • Moisture is the enemy of chewy cookies. Ensure your storage container is moisture-free to preserve the delightful texture of your Heavenly Hunks.
  6. Bring to Room Temperature Before Serving:
    • If you’ve stored your hunks in the fridge or freezer, bring them to room temperature before serving. This ensures you experience the full, delightful flavor and texture of these heavenly bites.

top down view of oatmeal dark chocolate heavenly hunks recipe

FAQS

CAN I USE INSTANT OATS INSTEAD OF OLD-FASHIONED OATS IN THIS RECIPE?

While old-fashioned oats provide a hearty texture, instant oats can be used if that’s what you have on hand. Just be aware that the texture may be slightly different.

CAN I HALF OR DOUBLE THE RECIPE?

Yes, you can easily halve or double the ingredients to suit your needs. Adjust the quantities accordingly for your desired batch size.

ARE THESE HOMEMADE HEAVENLY HUNKS HEALTHIER THAN THE TRADITIONAL ONES?

Yes they are! Making your own recipe you’re able to control the amount of sugar that is added. This wholesome snack is lower in sugar than the traditional version making it a more nutritious snack.

homemade dark chocolate oatmeal chunks stacked on top of each other

DIFFERENT VARIATIONS YOU CAN TRY

  1. Nutty Bliss:
    • Incorporate your favorite nuts such as chopped almonds, pecans, or walnuts for an added crunch and nutty richness.
  2. Fruity Explosion:
    • Mix in dried fruits like cranberries, raisins, or chopped dried apricots to bring a burst of sweetness and chewiness.
  3. White Chocolate Wonder:
    • Substitute dark chocolate with white chips for a sweeter and creamier twist. You can also do a mix of both for a marbled effect. Add in some almond extract for a birthday cake flavor profile.
  4. Spiced Elegance:
    • Add a teaspoon of ground cinnamon or pumpkin spice to the dry ingredients for a warmly spiced flavor profile that’s perfect for the fall season.
  5. Peanut Butter Chocolate Passion:
    • Swirl in a generous dollop of peanut butter into the batter for a heavenly combination of oats, chocolate, and peanut butter goodness.
  6. Zesty Citrus Delight:
    • Grate some orange or lemon zest into the batter to infuse a citrusy brightness that complements the dark chocolate beautifully.
  7. Salted Caramel Heaven:
    • Drizzle caramel sauce over the hunks before baking or sprinkle a pinch of flaky sea salt on top for a delightful sweet and salty contrast.
  8. Double Chocolate Extravaganza:
    • Mix in both dark chocolate chunks and white chocolate chips for the ultimate chocolate lover’s dream. Additionally you can add cocoa powder to the mixture for extra chocolate flavor.

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Yield: 21 pieces

Copycat Heavenly Hunks Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Recipe

close up view of oatmeal chocolate chip heavenly hunks

Elevate your baking game with the irresistible charm of this Heavenly Hunks Oatmeal Dark Chocolate recipe. This chewy and decadent recipe combines hearty oats, rich dark chocolate, and optional shredded coconut to create heavenly hunky bites that redefine the joy of homemade indulgence.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Set Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups certified gluten-free quick oats, divided
  • 3/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cashew butter
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Line a bread loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Using a high-powered blender, blend 1 1/2 cups of your oats on high to create a fine oat flour.
  3. Combine all wet and dry ingredients except chocolate chip to a large bowl.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips using a rubber spatula.
  5. Add mixture to the prepared bread loaf pan and press down firmly.
    Put in refrigerator to set for 1-2 hours. Can speed up the process by adding to the freezer for 20 minutes or until they are firm.
  6. Cut into bite size squares and store in the fridge for up to 5-7 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

21

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g

The nutrition information provided is calculated based on industry-standard software and should be used as a general guide only. The information may vary depending on ingredient substitutions, cooking techniques, and individual serving sizes. It is the responsibility of the reader to ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of the nutritional information provided. Always consult a qualified healthcare provider for personalized medical or nutritional advice.

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2 Comments

  1. Hi! Do you think I could adjust the recipe to make a single serving amount? Could I use individual molds for them rather than one big large pan? Thank you!!

    1. Hi Erika.

      Yes for sure!! They also freeze well if you wanted to make a regular batch and freeze some for when you’ve got a craving!