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.
- 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?