I am loving these little snack bars. Only 3 ingredients but they are incredibly tasty! These are a good option for a healthy snack that meets the sweet and salty needs. I found this recipe online a while back, scribbled it on a Post-It note and stuck in next to my fridge. Just a few weeks ago, I finally decided to make them. I tweaked the original recipe and used maple syrup instead of honey (because honey is like gold here, so I save it for illness more than I do for baking….thankfully we keep pure maple syrup on hand for that!), but the taste is just as yummy.
Peanut Butter Oat Bars (makes 16 small bars)
1 cup peanut butter (look for some that does not have added sugars)
1/2 cup honey (or pure maple syrup)
3 cups old-fashioned/rolled oats
- Warm the peanut butter and honey/syrup in a small pan on low heat. Stir to combine items thoroughly; do not let boil/burn.
- Once thoroughly mixed, pour over oats in a mixing bowl. Stir well to wet all of the oats.
- Line a 9×9 pan with foil. Scoop mixture into foil and press down, so thickness is even throughout.
- Refrigerate 30 minutes. Cut into bars. Store refrigerated.
These are really handy to grab and eat in the car. The kids take them outside. They are just easy to snack with, and these bars are pretty healthy. And if you need a gluten-free option, use gluten-free oats and you are good to go!