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Quick No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

These Quick No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars are simple delicious breakfast or snack bars made without baking and from whole ingredients.

In our house, I try my very best to make the most of what we consume myself and opt to veer away from foods that are prepackaged as much as possible. It is not always easy but it is worth it to have the highest quality foods I can provide. Recipes like this make it possible to even incorporate snacks from scratch.

When my daughter was much younger, I would make these very simple but delicious Quick No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars for snacks or quick breakfasts. These are super versatile and easy enough to whip up when they run low. As much as they really are perfect for kids adults love them too. Honestly, it’s like having a dessert only without the refined sugar and these also provide a great source of whole grains to boot.

If you are looking for more simple but whole-food breakfast ideas, check out this blog post on 3 Easy Whole Food Recipes or watch the video on our YouTube Channel.

Quick No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars Are…

  • SO simple to make, using just 4 simple ingredients and ZERO baking
  • Delicious with a crisp texture and a sweet and salty flavor combo.
  • Versatile, you can pretty much anything your family really loves, below I share a few that we love for you to try.
  • Perfect for snacks and make a great breakfast on the go.
  • Kids love to eat them and love to make them.
  • Keep well for several days.

Ingredients

Honey- I like to use raw unfiltered honey such as Nathans for the added health benefits but you can use standard honey if you like.

Oats- For this recipe use old-fashioned oats, not quick oats as the old-fashioned oats stand up better to these bars and give the texture needed for them to be cut into bars without crumbling.

Peanut Butter- I like to use creamy peanut butter anytime I bake with peanut butter but you can substitute it out for crunchy if you prefer it. It will give a slightly different texture with a little more crunch.

Sea salt- For just a dash of flavor, adding a sprinkling of chunky sea salt adds a wonderful sweet and salty component to these bars that work perfectly with the sweetness of the honey and peanut butter.

What You Will Need To Make Them

3/4 cup of honey

3 cups old fashioned oats

1 cup of creamy peanut butter

chunky sea salt

Tools

10×10 Baking Dish

Directions

In a large stock pot, combine the honey, oats, and peanut butter. Mix them through until the ingredients are completely blended. Remove from the heat.

oats, honey and peanut butter in a bowl

Place the mixture into a greased or parchment paper-lined 10 x10 baking dish.

woman smoothing out peanut butter oatmeal bar mixture onto a baking sheet

Smash it down until it’s even. Sprinkle the top with a few dashes of chunky sea salt.

a potato masher smashing oats into a baking dish

Place the baking dish into the fridge for 3 hours to set. When ready, remove from the baking dish and cut into squares.

quick no-bake peanut butter oatmeal bars on a piece of parchment paper

Assembly Notes

  • This recipe fits perfectly into a 10×10 baking dish. You can use a half-sheet baking sheet and it will fill it up about 3/4ths of the way. Use the back of a big kitchen spoon or the back of a knife to make the edge even on the outside so that they are evenly shaped when cut.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper down into the dish for easy removal and clean-up.
  • Don’t over heat the ingredients, simply warm them enough to incorporate the honey and peanut into the oats.

How To Make These Bars Your Own

You can add just about anything you love to these bars. Here are some things I like to add when I want to dress them up just a little. Add one or several and create a variation suited to your families taste.

  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Reeses pieces
  • Shredded coconut
  • Chopped pecans or almonds
  • M&Ms (mini or regular plain)
  • Raisins
  • Chia or flax seeds

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10×10 Baking Pan

Unbleached Parchment Paper

Chunky Sea Salt

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Yield: 15 bars

Quick No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

quick no-bake peanut butter oatmeal bars on a piece of parchment paper

simple delicious breakfast or snack bars made without baking and from whole ingredients.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup of honey
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • chunky sea salt

Instructions

    1. In a large stock pot, combine the honey, oats, and peanut butter.
    2. Mix them through until the ingredients are completely blended.
    3. Remove from the heat. Place the mixture into a greased or parchment paper-lined 10x10 baking dish.
    4. Smash it down until it's even.
    5. Sprinkle the top with a few dashes of chunky sea salt.
    6. Place the baking dish into the fridge for 3 hours to set.
    7. When ready, remove from the baking dish and cut into squares.

Notes

  • This recipe fits perfectly into a 10x10 dish. You can use a half-sheet baking sheet and it will fill it up about 3/4ths of the way. Use the back of a big kitchen spoon or the back of a knife to make the edge even on the outside so that they are evenly shaped when cut.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper down into the dish for easy removal and clean-up.
  • Don't overheat heat the ingredients, simply warm them enough to incorporate the honey and peanut into the oats.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

15

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 214Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 122mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 3gSugar: 15gProtein: 6g

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