Pulse 1 cup of the oatmeal in your food processor
Mix the peanut butter, honey, and the coconut oil
Using the sauce pan method; heat the mixture on med low until it is melted. If you are using the microwave, be sure to use a microwave safe bowl and heat 30 seconds at a time, until it is all melted together.
Set aside to cool slightly
Pulse the cup of nuts in your food processor. You can also use left over trail mix. If your trail mix has chunks of dried fruit it may not break down easily, don't worry it is still delicious this way. Pulse it a few times and leave any big chunks.
Add 1 cup of the oats in the food processor pulse it a few times. Set the other half cup of oats aside (leave the 1/2 cup of oats un-pulsed)
Add the pulsed mixture into a bowl, and set aside
Add 1/2 melted peanut mixture a little at a time, slowly folding it in If you add it too fast or its too hot it will melt the chips
Add the chocolate chips and the 1/2 cup of oatmeal
Fold in the rest of the melted peanut butter mixture until it is well incorporated, sticky and forming clumps
Press them into your lined baking pan to form an even layer
Once they are formed they will need to set up in the refrigerator for at least one hour
Once they have set up you can remove them from the pan by holding on to the parchment paper and slice them with a pizza cutter or large knife
We wrap them in wax paper for individual snacks or you could have them as a grab and go breakfast too.
These will freeze well for later, place the wrapped bars on a tray to help them keep their shape until frozen