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.Print
Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 3 hours
- Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
- Yield: 12 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
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.
- 1 cup natural peanut butter * - or almond butter
- ¾ cup old-fashioned oats
- ½ cup coconut sugar * - or brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup *
- ¼ cup almond milk (as needed) - or regular milk
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips *
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 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 in the microwave and stir until smooth
- Spread the melted chocolate 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
Keywords: Quick, Easy, Simple
Sound amazing and so easy! Defenetly will make it . Thank you Rebecca
I just made these last night and they were delicious!!!
I made these this weekend. So good!
I am so glad you liked them!
LOVE how easy this recipe looks, perfect for when you need a peanut butter treat but can’t be bothered with all the oven business.
I know right :). They are great in the summer!
OMG!! These are divine!! So glad I came across the recipe.
Whipped up in 5 minutes. The longest part was melting the chocolate.
Perfect for the cookie dough eater in me. ? Thanks so much for sharing.
I am so glad you liked them!
These look so delicious and easy!! What a great healthy treat, thanks for sharing!!
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