These easy no bake oatmeal bars take only a few minutes and there is very little cooking involved. The bars come out chewy and sweet, making them a great healthy snack.
If you’re looking for a healthy and easy treat to make, I definitely recommend trying these no bake oatmeal bars. They come together in just a few minutes and can be made with a stove or a microwave. The end result is chewy peanut buttery oat squares which store well and can be eaten for breakfast, snack or dessert.
- Peanut Butter
- Rolled Oats
These bars are just 3 wholesome ingredients which is why they make such a healthy treat.
This recipe works with both natural or processed peanut butter. I prefer using natural peanut butter to keep the bars healthier. I recommend using unsweetened peanut butter because the bars are sweet enough from the honey.
If you don’t like peanut butter, you can also substitute with other nut butters but I do think the peanut butter gives the oat bars more flavor since many other nut butters have a milder flavor.
Stove or Microwave
The peanut butter and honey need to be first heated and mixed together. This can be done over the stove using the double boiler method or in the microwave. I used the microwave because it meant one less pot to wash.
Texture of No Bake Bars
The bars have a chewy texture from the oats. Because they are not baked, they do have a looser crumb and will fall apart a little when you bite into one. But they are still sturdy enough to cut into bars and enjoy.
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3 Ingredient No Bake Oatmeal Bars
- 1 cup creamy natural peanut butter unsweetened
- 1/2 cup honey
- 3 cups rolled oats
- Line the bottom of an 8 inch by 8 inch (can also use a 9 x 9) baking pan with parchment paper.
- Add peanut butter and honey into a large bowl. Place into microwave and heat at 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until the two ingredients are melted and smoothly blended together. You can also do this on the stove using the double boiler method.
- Add rolled oats. Stir until evenly combined.
- Spread evenly into prepared pan. Apply some light pressure across the surface. Place bars into fridge to set (at least 1 hour). Cut into bars with a sharp knife. Store uneaten bars at room temperature or in the fridge.
- Recipe slightly adapted from Cookie & Cups
- You can use processed peanut butter instead of natural.
- You can substitute peanut butter with other nut butters but the bars won't have as much flavor.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.