Easy Peanut Butter Bars

Easy Peanut Butter Bars

All you need for this super simple, delicious recipe is THREE ingredients!  Peanut butter, oats, and honey.  I cook and do A LOT of food prep in my day to day life so any easy recipe that I can get my hands on is a winner in my book.  These peanut butter bars are really versatile.  You can eat them for breakfast, dessert, a snack, or a trail food.  They’re good on their own but you can also add extra ingredients to spice them up or add extra calories and nutrients.  Here are the measurements I use, but feel free to add more or less of any ingredient to suit your preferences.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 3 cups rolled oats

Instructions:

  1. Line a 9×9 inch pan with parchment paper or grease with butter or coconut oil.
  2. Melt the peanut butter and honey together in a saucepan on the stove top.
  3. Mix the peanut butter and honey with the oats in a large bowl.
  4. Using a spoon, spatula, or your hand press the mixture into the pan.
  5. Refrigerate until set
  6. Cut into squares

I don’t like my peanut butter bars too sweet, so if you want yours sweeter add a little more honey.  Some optional ingredients might include chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, cranberries, coconut, or cinnamon.  Get creative and enjoy!

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6 thoughts on “Easy Peanut Butter Bars”

  • This is a great idea. I never thought of the fact that you can actually make these kind of bars yourself. Many muesli bars you buy in the shop contains way to much sugar and the protein bars are often expensive. But it seems like a piece of cake to make them on your own and you could mix in all your favorite ingredients. Great if you are on the run and need a quick snack.
    Thanks for sharing this.
    Jojo

    • The sugar content in most store bought bars is the reason I started making these myself.  Yes, honey is sugar but I try not to use too much and at least its not a processed sugar.  These really are quick, easy, and delicious.  They’re great for kids too, my nephew loves them!

  • This is awesome I myself make protein balls

    They are pretty much the same thing as the bars you make but instead of just using peanut butter, honey and oars you also add 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder
    and roll them up into balls.

    The protein powder make them less sticky to work with so they roll up easy with less mess.

    • I love it, that’s a great idea!  The protein powder would be a great addition for some extra calories while out on the trail.  I’ll have to give that a try next time I make them, thanks!

  • I love peanut butter although almond butter is a very close second. This recipe sounds delicious plus very easy to make. Your suggestions about add-in ingredients have me thinking and my mouth watering. I would probably want to add a little more honey and maybe chocolate chips too. When you consider how much the packaged peanut butter Cliff bars cost this is way cheaper too. About how many bars does this recipe make and how long will they keep fresh without freezing?

    Erica

    • Hi Erica, 

      Chocolate chips are a delicious addition and make it taste more like a cookie 🙂  I use a 9 x 9 pan for this recipe and cut it into 9 squares but you could easily double the recipe and use a larger pan.  They’re so delicious that they’re gone within a couple days at my house.  I would say they could stay fresh for quite a while based on the 3 main ingredients.  Probably a week or maybe even two?

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