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No-Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bars

on March 28, 2013

no bake peanut butter energy bar2  With two active kids, I need all the energy I can get. Add in training for a half marathon and working full time, and I’m desperate for energy. When another cup of coffee just doesn’t cut it, try a protein-packed (and homemade!) sugar-free energy bar. These take just a few minutes to whip up and can store in the fridge for several days. They’d also be a great breakfast or snack when traveling.

Three no bake peanut butter energy bar2No-Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bars

1/4 cup coconut oil
1 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup chia or flax seed
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Line the bottom and sides of a 9×9 or 11×7 baking dish with parchment paper.

In a medium saucepan on low heat, melt the coconut oil, peanut butter and honey until smooth, stirring occasionally. Fold in remaining ingredients.

Pour mixture into prepared baking dish, and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until firm. Remove parchment from pan and cut into bars.

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17 Responses to “No-Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bars”

  1. These look delicious, and I have everything on hand to make them! I found you through Sharefest. Have a GREAT weekend!

  2. Paige says:

    Those look yummy! Can’t wait to drive them. Stopping by from SITS!

  3. Sarah says:

    Oh yum! I love all these ingredients. We’ll have to keep them away from the peanut allergic kid, but I don’t think they will last long anyway.

  4. Carli says:

    OMG! These sound delish! I think these would be great for the kiddos because you know exactly what they are getting. I wonder if the recipe can be modified to exclude the honey and chocolate chips and include something else like some sort of fruit.

    • Teresa says:

      I’ve made these with raisins and a little cinnamon instead of the chocolate chips and they’re quite good. Dried cranberries or cherries would also be yummy!

  5. Carli says:

    Oh, and happy SITS Sharefest!

  6. Tina says:

    I was wondering, have you tried freezing them? I like to make large batches of things (5 kids) and freeze some for later so I am hoping I can double or triple this and store some in the freezer.

  7. […] Wondering if I can modify this to be sugar free and have fruit in it. No-Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars. […]

  8. Jen P says:

    Just made these today and the whole family can’t keep their hands off of them. I substituted what I had (sunflower seeds, wheat germ, etc.) and they were AWESOME.
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. Denise says:

    Hello Teresa….LOVE the bars!! One question…. How do you keep them from “melting” when they r not in the fridge. I take them to work and I do have a cold pack in my lunch pail but it just isn’t the same as being in the fridge. Maybe I’m not making them properly??

  10. Trent Auld says:

    Damn these are so good!

  11. Wendy Willoughby says:

    Hi there – these look wonderful – don’t have coconut oil on hand, can you suggest a replacement? melted butter, perhaps?

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