3-Ingredient No Bake PB Oat Bars

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Feeding a large family on a small budget takes some ingenuity.  Snacks & summertime makes this especially challenging since all the kids are at home full time & nothing lasts more than 10 minutes.  It’s frustrating taking the time to bake yummy treats and watch the kiddos rip through them in the matter of minutes.
I’ve done a lot of thinking and did a food overhaul replacing the snacks with more frugal, tasty & healthier snacks that take little to no time to make.  I’ve made numerous snacks that the kids have just loved.   I’m ready to add another delicious recipe to my ever growing arsenal.  The biggest problem I have now, is picking which one to make.
I didn’t have much to bake with, since I have gone grocery shopping yet since we got back.  I’m trying to stretch out the little we have in the pantry before going to the store.  As I looked around I noticed I had oats, honey, & peanut butter. Viola my granola bars are born.  Little did I know there were numerous sites that have already done this, nothing is original……..Thank you Pinterest.  Anyways, I plan on using this recipe as a base to create different flavorful combos with.

3-Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars
These granola bars are the simplest, easiest, cheapest granola bars you can make, that take only a few minutes to put together.  Once mixed thoroughly, pop them into the fridge for as long as you desire.  And enjoy.
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  • 4c oatmeal
  • 1/2 local honey 
  • 1.5c peanut butter


  • Measure oats and place in desired bowl
  • In a microwave dish or saucepan add honey & peanut butter together
  • Microwave for about 45 seconds to 1 minute depending on your microwave.  Using the stove, cook on med till melted together completely, which should only take a few minutes.
  • Once peanut butter and honey are melted stir together till fully incorporated.  I was worried when it 1st came out of the microwave since it seemed a little separated.  But once I stirred it together, it was perfectly fine.
  • Dump peanut butter mixture in to the oat bowl and stir together till fully mixed.  Make sure all the oats are fully covered in the the mixture.
  • Use whatever desired pan you want and push all the oats down on the pan.  I wanted to use a 9×9 but I didn’t have it so I used a 9×13 and used half of the pan.
  • Refrigerate for about an hr.
  • Take out, cut into bars, & enjoy.  I left my bars in the fridge keeping their form and the kids took them out as desired.

**Side note- This recipe makes a lot of bars, which is works well for my large family.  Feel free to cut this recipe in half for a smaller batch.**

What your favorite granola/oat bar recipe?  What add ins would you add?

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21 thoughts on “3-Ingredient No Bake PB Oat Bars

    • I just want to say I made these yesterday and they are so good! I love peanut butter, so naturally I find them delicious! They are so easy and fast to make and taste great! I have replaced my store-bought bars with these, and am having one at work for breakfast as I type this. 🙂

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      • I’m so glad you liked these 🙂 We were surprised just how good these are when we made them since there is only 3 ingredients. After making these, my kids said they can’t buy bars again. lol.

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      • I also like how easily you can change the taste adding dried fruit or nuts, etc I bought some almonds to add to the next batch, and am also going to sneak in a little flaxseed for extra nutrition


  1. Reblogged this on The Florida Minimalist and commented:

    I picked up this recipe and wanted to share. I made them yesterday and they are so good, I’ve replaced my store-bought brand with these homemade bars. I just mixed the three ingredients to the consistency I liked, then used whole wheat flour to press them into a glass pan and put them right into the fridge. I didn’t microwave mine. I love them!! One more packaged item I can now make myself!!

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  2. Oh Yum! I get so excited each week to see what you have been working on because it’s always AMAZING! Thank you for sharing this with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we can party!!!! Lou Lou Girls

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