Recipe: No Crap Peanut Butter, Honey & Oat Bars

by Cate on November 11, 2014

Quick, three ingredient oat bars that will leave you wanting more.

No Crap Peanut Butter, Honey & Oat Bars

The kids are big fans of granola bars.

So is their Mom.

Great grab-and-go item to shove in their hand on the way out the door to catch the bus.

Perfect filler snack after school that won’t ruin their appetite before dinner.

And, for the most part, guilt-free.

As long as you avoid most of the ones from the grocery store.

The best way to guarantee they’re guilt-free?

Make ’em yourself.

And with this recipe, why wouldn’t you?

Three ingredients, completely dummy proof, and downright delicious.

The basic recipe is below, but you could certainly add little bits and bobs to play with the flavors even more. Dried cranberries, for example, would be an awesome tangy addition, or even mini chocolate chips. If you want it a little less sweet, cut back on the honey a bit.

The only caveat is that they need to be refrigerated when you’re not gobbling them down, so they’re not meant for travel or road trips. They get too soft too quickly.

Other than that? Have at it.

Madeline polished off three small squares after school today.


They’re that good.


Hungry for more grab-and-go snack or breakfast ideas?
These Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cakes from Kathy Wakile are delicious toasted with a smear of butter.
No Bake Vegan Granola Bars are super simple and easy to customize.
Madeline didn’t care for these Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins but everyone I shared them with disagreed.
And for something a little sweeter, this Crescent Roll Danish is perfect.
Two Cheese Egg Frittatas are ideal for making ahead, and a good way to use up leftovers.

No Crap Peanut Butter, Honey & Oat Bars

1 cup all natural peanut butter
1 cup honey (I used Madhava)
3 cups oats

Spray a 9×9 pan with non-stick spray. Mix all the ingredients together in a medium bowl and press into pan so it is in an even layer. Refrigerate for a few hours or until firmed up. Keep unused portion refrigerated.

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Joanne November 12, 2014 at 7:52 am

I can’t believe how many granola bars I used to eat thinking they were healthy! Can’t wait to try your ACTUALLY healthy version!
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Pamela November 12, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Can I use quick cooking oats? I wouldn’t assume it matters, but wanted to be sure.


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