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Bon Me Appetit #8: 8 Treasures Bars

This past Saturday people all over the world celebrated the Chinese New Year, a time of happiness, good fortune, and lots and lots of food. 
We wanted to give our fans a little bit of New Year luck with a sweet recipe from our Executive Chef Ali. Check it out!

8 Treasure Chinese New Year Bars

Here's What You Need (yields one 13x9in pan):

  • 1 cup oil
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 ½  cups oatmeal
  • ¼ cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup black sesame seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1 can condensed milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix oil, molasses, and sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Mix flour, oatmeal, quinoa, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl.
  4. Add dry mixture to wet and stir until just combined
  5. Pat mixture into a greased baking pan (approximately 13x9), making sure that the mixture is evenly distributed.
  6. Bake for approximately 10 minutes until mixture is lightly browned.
  7. When cool enough to handle, spread peanut butter on the oatmeal mixture as evenly as possible.
  8. Sprinkle chocolate, nuts, sesame, and coconut over peanut butter.
  9. Drizzle condensed milk over mixture and place in oven until top is evenly browned, approximately 15 minutes.
  10. Cut into bars when cool.
  11. Enjoy!
A pan of 8 Treasures Bars right before they go in the oven.

A pan of 8 Treasures Bars right before they go in the oven.

Ta-da! You've got a pan of scrumptious, shareable, and sweet desserts (or midday snacks)! If you try this, or any of our recipes out, snap a picture and tag us! We love to see your creations.

Happy cooking!
~The Bon Me Crew