I’ve got a new recipe for you today that’s technically part of my baking series. But no one will mind if you don’t actually have to bake them in the oven, will they? I’m personally a big fan of skipping steps (i.e., saving time) in the kitchen, so I’m excited to share these new No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Bars with you today that my girls absolutely LOVE. I’m talking dance around the kitchen love when they see me making them. :)
And I love it when I have a batch of these bars on hand because then I am prepared with yummy, filling snacks when I hear the inevitable, “I’m hungry…” These bars would also be a great way to supplement a lunch or even have as a quick breakfast with a side of fruit. I think the moral of the story is that it’s hard to go wrong with this recipe, so I hope you and your family enjoy them just as much as we do!
Sponsor Shoutout: Enjoy Life Cereal
In today’s new recipe, I discovered a great way to give these bars the perfect crunch – Crunchy Flax cereal from our sponsor Enjoy Life! They sent me several boxes of this cereal to try, and while my girls happily gobbled it up with milk for breakfast, they were even more smitten when I mixed it into these No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Bars.
And with only five wholesome ingredients (Whole Sorghum Flour, Ground Flax Seed, Honey, Raisin Juice Concentrate, Salt), I say bring it on because it is SO hard to find real food approved boxed cereal these days. So thank you to Enjoy Life for helping us make this new discovery. :)
No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Bars
- 1 ½ cups peanut butter - could sub sunflower seed or almond butter for those with allergies
- 6 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 cup oats - purchase "gluten-free" oats for those with allergies
- 1 cup cereal - crunchy flax (I used Enjoy Life brand. You could also sub with other whole-grain cereal or nuts, but I do really recommend this flax cereal in the recipe because it is so good with just the right crunch!)
Line an 8 x 8 inch square baking dish with wax or parchment paper.
In a large bowl, stir together the peanut butter and maple syrup until it's mixed together thoroughly.
Pour in the oats and cereal and stir with a rubber spatula until well combined.
Spread the bar mixture into one even layer in the bottom of the pan. Refrigerate for at least one hour. Cut and serve or store in the fridge.
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