These peanut butter oatmeal bars are so delicious and so easy to make. They require no baking, which means that once you mix the mixture in a bowl, you simply spread in a baking glass and refrigerate until set. The bars are not dry or warm, but on the moist and cooler side. They also hold well together which is nice. I don’t like to make granola bars that break into million pieces.
They make a great snack for both adults and children. Since it contains an allergen, it’s probably not a snack to pack for the lunch box but it can be enjoyed as a healthy after school snack.
What’s in the Bars?
- Rolled Oats (choose gluten-free if you are sensitive to gluten)
- Organic, creamy peanut butter
- Local honey (don’t get the cheap commercial honey, it’s not healthy and not real honey)
- Pink salt
Healthy, right? You’ll love them.
Peanut Butter Allergy?
Switch for almond butter. If there is a nut allergy, use a seed butter like sunflower seed butter.
About Peanut Butter
Did you know that peanut butter was not a nut but a legume? It’s very nutritious. It’s a good source of protein (not complete though) and healthy fats. Do not use regular, commercial peanut butter, which has additives, refined salt and low quality ingredients. That kind isn’t good for you. Instead, invest in a good quality, organic one. I like the brand Nuts to You or MaraNatha. You can also make your own in some health food stores, which is a great choice too.
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Let’s jump to the recipe so you can get started.
Hope you and your family enjoy these healthy bars xx
No-bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars
- 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 3/4 cup organic creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup local honey
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch pink salt
- Mini dark chocolate chips, about 1/3 cup (optional)
- Oil a small 8 x 12" baking dish with coconut oil and line with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix oats, peanut butter, honey, cinnamon and salt, and dark chocolate chips if using, until well combined.
- Spread mixture evenly in the baking dish and press firmly with your clean hands.
- Store in the refrigerator and refrigerate until set.
- Cut into bars and transfer them in a separate bowl if you like. It's best to keep them in the refrigerator.