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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.

no bake peanut butter energy bar2Looking for more tasty treats? Try my Easy Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes, Homemade Granola, or Peanut Butter Banana Frozen Sandwiches!

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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