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    No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

    No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

    No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Bars made with just THREE ingredients and no oven necessary.No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

    Yup it actually doesn’t get any easier than this. 3 ingredients AND no oven necessary.

    I’m not sure why it took me so long to combine 3 amazing ingredients and make an unbeatable crunchy yet creamy snack for us. These No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars remind me of a rice krispie treat (ugh my favorite ever!) and a peanut butter cookie all in one.

    They are rich, nutritious, EASY, gluten free & vegan friendly and require little to no cooking experience or knowledge since there is NO cooking involved. Hip hip hooray!

    No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal BarNo Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bar

    When I ate one of these No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars it took me back to my childhood for some reason. I think these are a kid-friendly snack (a new term on this blog) and can be enjoyed by pretty much anyone who loves peanut butter.

    No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

    I used chunky peanut butter, old fashioned oatmeal and raw honey. You can use maple syrup or agave as well if honey isn’t your thing. You can even sub a different nut butter as well but I think peanut butter works best for this recipe.

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    No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Bars

    Prep Time 5 mins
    Cook Time 60 mins
    Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
    Yields 12-16


    • 1 1/2 cup of chunky peanut butter
    • 1/2 cup of honey or maple syrup
    • 2-3 cups of old fashioned oats


    1. Combine 1 cup of peanut butter and ½ cup of honey or maple syrup in a microwave safe bowl
    2. Microwave in 30 second increments until the mixture is hot
    3. Stir so it is smooth and more like a "sauce"
    4. Add oats to the bowl and mix well
    5. Spray/grease an 8x9 dish and pour your mixture into the dish
    6. Melt the additional ½ cup of peanut butter in the microwave and pour over the top of the mixture in the dish
    7. Pop in the freezer for 1 hour, will stay good for 5-7 days if left in fridge


    xx, Rach

    P.S. if you liked these, you may also like Chocolate Peanut Butter EggsCinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter Cookies, & Flourless Banana Peanut Butter Cookies

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  • Reply Emilie @ Emilie Eats November 2, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Ugh why do you do this to me, I want a whole batch now

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    • Reply Rachel November 2, 2015 at 4:09 pm

      DO IT!!! they SO easy to make!

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      • Reply Lynda August 25, 2018 at 6:44 pm

        I just made these using crunchy peanut butter, both rolled and steel cut oats, coconut and added 2 tsps of organic vanilla. YUMMMMMMMMM!

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  • Reply Les @ The Balanced Berry November 2, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Ummmm easy to make + no bake + peanut butter means this recipe is a total winner in my book. Can’t wait to try!

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    • Reply Rachel November 2, 2015 at 8:43 pm

      YAY! I hope you love. They are SO addicting and too easy to make 🙂

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  • Reply Jody New November 2, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Rachel, love this recipe. Two questions and maybe I missed it. Just wondering if you know the nutritional values; must have lots of protein. Also, have you tried adding dried fruit like apricots or raisins? Will be trying this for sure. thanks Jody

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    • Reply Rachel November 2, 2015 at 9:34 pm

      Hi Jody! Thank you so much. I don’t actually know the nutrition value, I’m sorry! I don’t pay too close attention to exact measurements of calories, etc. but these bars have complex carbs from the oats and protein & healthy fats from the PB plus the only sugar is from honey or maple syrup which is a huge plus. I haven’t tried adding dried fruit but it’s definitely worth a try. If you do, let me know! I think raisins would be yummy in them!


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      • Reply Jody New November 4, 2015 at 7:38 pm

        I sent the recipe to my son Danny who is an RA at University of Miami; he is going to use the recipe for a floor activity; showing the kids how to make a healthy snack with loads of protein for studying….and only need your microwave and 3 ingredients. Yeah!

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        • Reply Jody New November 4, 2015 at 7:39 pm

          Forgot to mention, he is adding chocolate chips….yum!

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  • Reply Lindsay @ The Toasted Pine Nut November 10, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    GAH!! These are pretty much perfection :))

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  • Reply Cathy June 13, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    I made a very similar recipe – these are great! http://cathyscleaneatingchronicles.blogspot.com/2016/06/peanut-butter-oat-bars.html

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  • Reply Carolyn September 3, 2016 at 7:54 am

    I have made these several times and they are great. However, the last attempt, I changed it and added toasted oats, dates, raisins, and almonds. Delicious and more filling. I am about to reduce my Kind bar purchases significantly.

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