No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

I recently came across an awesome high energy snack, No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars, which fuels youngsters throughout the day. These No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars fuel my little ones- or not so little any more little ones throughout their day. No kidding! They love them which is unusual lately as they seem to be coming into another age of being hard to please, Are they ever picky eaters! I don’t know if this is the same with all kids of this age (12, 13, and 15) but it is sure happening with my kids of this age. Our oldest (30) never went through such fidgety eating behaviors. she just always ate pretty much what we put in front of her within reason. Well no matter what is going on with this age of eating behaviors, the bars are amazing and should be celebrated by parents everywhere by giving their kids these high energy and filling snacks. The kids were alert, energized, and my son wanted more just minutes later because he thought they were so delicious, which was fine by me as it just gave him extra energy to go bounce off the walls. We were going to Jump Street so bouncing off the walls, in this case, was appropriate.

When I first read about them, the author (Krista from Far From Normal– I love her blog- you should check it out!) declared that she almost always had the ingredients on hand and I must admit that this is a true fact. I almost always have these ingredients on hand.

Oh, how I love a quick easy no-bake treat that can be a snack, or is healthy enough to be eaten for breakfast.

All the kids are super busy this year and so the quest is on to stock the house with energy filled tasty treats that they just grab and go… is that too much to ask?

These no-bake peanut butter oatmeal bars fit the bill, and besides the time to set, they are super quick to make.

They do have to set for at least 8 hours so plan ahead.

Here’s what you’ll need for these no-bake peanut butter oatmeal bars

1-Cup Peanut butter (I use natural)
3/4- Cup Honey
3-Cups Old Fashioned Oatmeal
1-tsp Vanilla
1/2-tsp Salt
 
Grease or line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper.
 
Now in a saucepan over medium heat combine PB, honey, vanilla and salt. Heat until thoroughly blended.
 
Remove from the heat and add your oats. Stir until the oats are evenly coated. Now pour the mixture into the pan and press it down.
 
Cover, and let set 8 hours or overnight.
 
I like to cut them into squares but if you want a bigger snack you can cut them into bars.
 
You can wrap them up individually for a quick grab and go snack or keep them in the pan, covered for storage.
 
What is your favorite no-bake treat? I’d love to know! 

 

 

Kelli M. Riebesehl | Mommy Blogger