No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Bars
I have had SO many requests for the No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Bars recipe after I posted a picture on Instagram that I thought I should share it here! This is one recipe I make consistently every week during the school year- and you will see why. It’s easy, healthy and delicious!
No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Bars -make these today!
Years ago we ditched packaged granola bars in favor of something a little better for us-like these No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Bars . I don’t know if you have read the nutritional labels on very many granola bars lately- but they aren’t pretty. In many cases you might as well eat a candy bar and when you are watching your food intake- this matters. Now I am not blasting all packaged bars per se, but I do think it pays to read the labels and be informed.
I make a few varieties of my own that I either cut into bars or roll into bite-sized balls. We are a nut-free house so I stick to maple syrup, puffed rice, oats, flax, Kashi go lean cereal, peanut butter and dried fruits. No specific ratio, just enough to stick together. My family loved these treats and I do too.
A few months ago I saw a post from 100 Days of Real Food that was similar in proportions that I use except she had taken the time to do a post- which I have not. I shared my pictures on Instagram and had so many requests for this No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Bars recipe that I figured I should share it with all of you.
100 Days of Real Food uses Enjoy Life brand crunchy flax cereal. I use Kashi Go Lean (not crunch). I say use what you have. This No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Bars recipe will quickly become a favorite- and disappear!
In addition to Kashi Cereal I used crunchy peanut butter. When you combine the ingredients and pour into the wax paper lined pan, then take a bit of Pam sprayed wax paper to firmly press the mixture into the pan so it firms up nicely and doesn’t stick to your hands. You want to press it into the bottom and corners so you slice nice, evenly sized bars that hold up.