These healthy no-bake peanut butter oatmeal bars come together so fast. It will literally take you longer to gather your dishes and ingredients than to put these together! I love the combo of peanut butter and chocolate and I love how these have healthy ingredients, like coconut sugar and maple syrup so I can feel good after I eat them.
Today it’s all about the peanut butter. I seriously can’t get enough of it lately. I want to put it in EVERYTHING! I am way past caring about how it looks while I eat a heaping spoonful of the deliciousness.
I know, I know, there are some health concerns with eating peanut butter and almond butter is probably a better choice…but it’s not the same (although I do LOVE almond butter as well – it depends on my mood).
My solution - I buy natural, organic peanut butter (the kind you have to stir before you can eat it). Why? because it works for me and my situation, and it makes me better about feeding my peanut butter spoonful habit (sometimes I add dark chocolate chips on top – I know I have no shame :).
These bars are the perfect solution to my peanut butter addiction. They are loaded with peanut butter, are super simple to make and are topped with dark chocolate. Is there anymore a girl could ask for? They are also made with all wholesome ingredients, which I love because I feel better when I indulge and have 1… 0r 5!
As a fair warning, these bars are no-bake and do have to set up in the fridge and need to be stored in the fridge…and when they are all set, and at their deliciousness peak, they are still a softer bar…so they might be a little bit messy (my favorite kind of treat :). Part of the softness is due to the natural peanut butter so if you use "normal" peanut butter they won't be quite as soft.
I would love to know if you make these and what you think of them. Please comment below and let me know if you are obsessed as I am with peanut butter or if you use almond butter instead.
These oatmeal bars come together so fast. It will literally take you longer to gather your dishes and ingredients than to put these together! I love the combo of peanut butter and chocolate and I love how these have healthy ingredients, like coconut sugar and maple syrup so I can feel good after I eat them.
- Mix together the peanut butter, oats, sugar, and maple syrup
- Slowly add the almond milk - 1 tablespoon at a time until a uniform (somewhat dry "dough" is formed). Not all natural peanut butter is created equal, and ¼ cup was perfect for me, but you don't want it to be soggy!
- Press dough onto the bottom of a greased 8x8 baking dish
- Melt together the chocolate chips and coconut oil
- Spread on top of the peanut butter layer
- Chill in the fridge for 3-4 hours
- Serve well chilled and store in the fridge
These bars are naturally a softer bar, so they tend to be a little but messy - but delicious none-the-less
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