Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars + Giveaway

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars only have 3-ingredients, are no-bake and make the perfect chewy breakfast bar or snack!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Do you love peanut butter like my family does? Then you’re going to love these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars that are an awesome breakfast or snack. They’re super easy to make, are loaded with nutrients and are perfect for meal prep. The bars are only made with 3-ingredients and are super- kid- and adult-friendly.

****Keep reading for a Peanut Lover’s Gift Basket Giveaway!

PB Oat Bars

How to Make Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

I almost feel silly sharing this recipe because it is so simple! With only 3-ingredients, these bars come together super quick. Just mix together old-fashioned oats, peanut butter and honey or maple syrup (either works!). Some additional add-ins that are great are ground flax or chia seeds for a boost of protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids- add 1-2 tablespoons. Press the dough into a glass baking dish and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes until firm. Cut into bars and store in the fridge or freezer. I topped my bars with a drizzle of dark chocolate and some salted peanuts but that is optional.

Peanut Butter Oat Bars

Why eat peanuts and peanut butter?

  • Peanuts and peanut butter have 7 grams of protein (higher than any other nut), 19 vitamins and minerals, fiber and heart-healthy fats.
  • Peanuts are an energy dense food that is great for after your workouts or before! The protein in peanuts help with muscle growth and repair.
  • It’s winter and it’s gloomy and cold outside. Did you know that peanuts can help give you a mind and mood boost? Daily peanut intake can help with a reduction in stress, anxiety and depression. Love this!
  • Eating peanuts can help lead to weight loss, decreased blood pressure and improved fasting glucose levels.

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PB Oat Bars

I also want to make it very clear that I am not only saying that we are the biggest peanut butter and peanut fans but really prove it! My son Oliver, who is 5 years old, chooses peanut butter for most of his snacks. The other day, I realized that he really had a lot of peanuts and peanut butter so I mentally went through what he ate that day and he had EIGHT servings of peanuts and peanut butter!!! 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Our pantry is stocked with tons of these since my kids love them and they are a great source of protein, fiber and other vitamins and minerals. My son is slim and I am always looking to load him up with nutrients and peanuts are a good nutrient dense option for him.

Yield: 8 bars 

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars only have 3-ingredients, are no-bake and make the perfect breakfast or snack!

Prep Time: 10 MINS  Cook Time: 0 MINS  Total Time: 10 mins

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Take a 9 x 9 baking dish (or any medium sized square or rectangle dish) and cover it with parchment paper.

  2. Heat peanut butter in the microwave to make it easier to mix.

  3. In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, old-fashioned oats and syrup or honey. You may need to use your hands to mix at the end as the mixture gets thick like cookie dough.

  4. Press the mixture evenly on the bottom of the baking dish and flatten with a spatula. If desired, top with a drizzle of dark chocolate and peanuts. Place the pan in the fridge or freezer for 10-15 minutes until the bars are firm.

  5. Cut into pieces. Stores well in the fridge for up to a week. You can also store in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Giveaway

The giveaway will be for 2 Peanut Lover baskets (worth $75+) including KIND bars, RX bars, IQ Protein Bars, Mighty Me Peanut Puffs, Skippy PB, JIF peanut butter, Planters cocktail peanuts and  honey roasted peanuts, and PB Fit peanut powder.

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This post is sponsored by The Peanut Institute!

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