No Bake Oats and Peanut Butter Granola Bars

No bake oats & peanut butter granola bars are easy, one bowl recipe that is great for snacking and fueling your workouts! Made with natural sugar, wholesome ingredients, and lot cheaper than store bought bars.

no bake oats and peanut butter granola bars

This is my third batch of No Bake Oats and Peanut Butter Granola Bars within the last two weeks and surprisingly I am not tired of it. Just as the long title suggests, it is a no bake, one bowl recipe with oats, peanut butter and liquid sweetener of your choice. I have used both honey and agave as they help bind everything together and keep the bars moist. Personally, I prefer the taste of honey in this granola bar when compared to agave though. It's a pretty customizable recipe so finish it off with whatever dried fruits, nuts, and seeds of your choice. It's been my go-to snack after the run although the second batch, I had to settle in with balls instead of bars. I have tried a couple of no bake granola bar recipes before but they tend of dry out quickly or fall apart but after some testing and tweaking, I have decided that this one is a keeper.

no bake peanut butter granola bars

If you choose to multiply this recipe or add a lot of nuts/seeds etc, adjust the amount of peanut butter (your choice of nut or seed butter) and liquid sweetener accordingly. I have found this ratio to work perfectly for me and it makes about 10 granola bars. I like to store them in the freezer covered in plastic wrap so it stays firm..but if you like your bars on the soft side, you can leave them in the refrigerator. 


No Bake Oats and Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups rolled oats (use GF oats for gluten-free)
  • scant 1/2 cup peanut butter (or use any nut butter of your choice)
  • scant 1/2 cup liquid sweetener (honey, agave, maple syrup)
  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • scant 1/4 cup chopped nuts ( I used cashews)

Instructions

  1. In a bowl combine peanut butter and liquid sweetener and microwave for 10-15 seconds then stir it together.
  2. In a large bowl add oats then pour the peanut butter + sweetener mixture.
  3. Add cashews, chia seeds, and coconut chips to the mix then combine everything together. It should be a sticky mixture.
  4. In a square 8 inch pan lined with parchment paper, gently press the peanut butter and oat mixture until its even. I like to put another layer of parchment paper over it and use a heavy plate so it stays firm and even (optional though).
  5. Place the pan in the freezer for an hour or so until it sets.
  6. Cut into desired shape and individually wrap in a plastic wrap to keep it moist in the refrigerator.

 Hope you give this No Bake Oats and Peanut Butter Granola Bars a try soon or pin for later use.

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