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No Bake, Easy To Make

Peanut Butter  Oat Bars, a new favourite at our house, where I am always looking for tasty, easy recipes that we can use for Grab & Go breakfasts and snacks.   Life is busy, really busy, so I meal plan, and am always  developing new recipes that fit our crazy lifestyle.   This one ticks ALL the boxes

  • Everyone likes them
  • Easy & Fast to make
  • Keeps well in the fridge or freezer
  • Uses pantry staples
  • Flexible
  • Homemade

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat Bar variations

The flavors in these bars lend themselves to so many variations,  which I love as it means I can use what I have on hand, adjust for dietary needs, fussy eaters,  AND avoid boredom without a lot of work.

Nut options:

  • Almonds, chopped
  • Walnuts, chopped
  • Cashews, chopped

Nut Butter Options

  • Almond Butter
  • Cashew Butter
  • Wow Butter

Dried Fruits Options

  • Cranberries
  • Cherries
  • Blueberries
  • Apricots, chopped
  • Dates, chopped
  • Tropical fruit mix, chopped

How to store Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat Bars

  • Freezer friendly; store in freezer bags
  • Shelf Stable; store in an air tight tin with waxed paper between layers
  • Fridge Friendly; wrap individually in wax paper or sandwich wrappers

Peanut Butter Oat Bars

An easy to make, no bake, protein filled breakfast or snack bar that tastes so good you'll feel like you are eating dessert. Just 5 minutes prep time, 5 ingredients, and 15 minutes in the freezer is all it takes to have the rich, dense, chocolaty, peanut butter oat bars ready.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chilling time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 16


  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 1 cup honey
  • 3 cups oatmeal quick cook
  • 1 cup dried fruit rough chopped
  • 1 cup pecans rough chopped
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips


  • In a medium saucepan over low heat combine peanut butter and honey.  Cook, stirring often, until completely melted.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine oats, dried fruit, chopped nuts, chocolate chips* and peanut butter honey mixture.  Stir well to combine.
  • Pour mixture into a 9x9 or 9x13 baking pan. The smaller pan will make for thicker squares.
  • With a spatula or you fingers press evenly into pan.
  • Place in the fridge for 2 hours or in the freezer for 15 minutes. Cut into bars.
  • Store peanut butter oatmeal bars in an air tight container for up to a week. Place waxed paper in between layers to avoid them sticking together.
  • You can also wrap these individually for fantastic grab and go breakfasts or afternoon snacks. These are so decadent it feels like eating dessert for breakfast but they are still good for you!


*If you don’t want the chocolate chips to melt wait until the mixture is COMPLETELY cool before adding OR press into the top of the bars after the are in the pan before refrigerating
Keyword Oat Bars, Peanut Butter Bars, Peanut Butter Oat Bars
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By on January 12th, 2020
Gluten Free
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