Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

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These peanut butter bars are such a yummy treat! My kids love to help me make them, which makes it even better! I love to drizzle chocolate over the top of mine, but that’s totally optional. I hope you love these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars!

If you’re on the hunt for a delicious and nutritious snack that both toddlers and the whole family will love, look no further than these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars! Packed with protein, fiber, and just the right amount of sweetness, these bars are not only easy to make but also a great option for on-the-go snacking or a quick energy boost.

Why Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars?

Here’s why these bars are a fantastic choice for toddlers and families alike:

  1. Nutritious Ingredients: With wholesome ingredients like peanut butter, honey, and oatmeal, these bars provide a good balance of protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates. They’re a great way to fuel your little one’s busy day and keep them satisfied between meals.
  2. Simple to Make: This recipe requires just three basic ingredients and minimal prep work. It’s a quick and easy snack solution for busy parents and hungry toddlers.
  3. Versatile: Feel free to customize these bars to suit your family’s tastes. Add in extras like chocolate chips, dried fruit, or nuts for an extra burst of flavor and texture.
  4. Safe for Toddlers (Ages 1+): While delicious for all ages, these bars are suitable for toddlers ages 1 and up. Just remember that honey should not be given to infants under the age of one due to the risk of botulism.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • Optional: chocolate drizzle

Instructions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter and honey until smooth and well combined.
  2. Add the oatmeal to the peanut butter and honey mixture, stirring until everything is evenly incorporated.
  3. Line an 8×8 inch serving dish with parchment paper or lightly grease it with cooking spray.
  4. Pour the peanut butter oatmeal mixture into the prepared dish, spreading it out evenly with a spatula.
  5. Press down firmly on the mixture to compact it and smooth out the surface.
  6. Optional: If desired, drizzle melted chocolate over the top of the bars for an extra touch of sweetness.
  7. Place the dish in the freezer for 10-15 minutes, or until the bars are firm and set.
  8. Once chilled, remove the dish from the freezer and cut the bars into squares or rectangles.
  9. Serve immediately, or store the bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Storage Instructions:

These Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. They’re perfect for meal prep or as a grab-and-go snack option for busy days.

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5 from 2 votes

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • optional chocolate for drizzling

Instructions 

  • Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
  • In a bowl, or in the 8×8 baking dish, mix together the peanut butter and honey until smooth.
  • Add the oatmeal to the peanut butter and honey. Stir until smooth.
  • Press the mixture into the 8×8 dish with a spatula or your hands until it is flat. If desired, melt chocolate in the microwave and drizzle over the peanut butter bars.
  • Place the bars in the freezer for 10-15 minutes or until the bars are set and firm. Cut into squares and enjoy!
  • Remember: This snack is only for ages 1+ because of the honey!

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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