No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Bars |

No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Bars

Super easy to make and an inexpensive alternative to store-bought bars. Enjoy for breakfast, lunch or a protein-packed snack.


1 1/4 cup Natural peanut butter (ingredients: peanuts, salt)
3 tablespoons Honey
1/2 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups Oats (I use regular rolled oats)
3 tablespoons Skim milk (or enough to slightly moisten bars)


  1. If needed, melt peanut butter with honey on stove or in microwave until easy to stir.
  2. Mix in vanilla, oats and skim milk until thoroughly combined. (Add enough milk so mixture isn’t dry.)
  3. Line an 8 x 8 glass or metal pan with foil, then press peanut butter oat mixture evenly into the pan.
  4. Freeze for 1 hour before cutting into 8 bars.
  5. Store bars in freezer or refrigerator. If freezing, you might want to let your bars thaw out a bit before eating.


There are so many variations of this recipe that work really well. You can add in chocolate chips, dried fruit, coconut or use another type of nut butter. You may need to adjust your wet ingredients depending on how thick your nut butter is. Enjoy!