I’m always hungry.. I need a consistent source of energy (aka food) to keep me going throughout the day. Without an energy source, hanger sets in quite quickly. Which means I’m always looking for easy snacks & meals that will keep me full.
I also love peanut butter. [Anyone who has nut allergies, I’m sorry….this post won’t be of much help to you on your quest for easy recipes.] If you follow me on Instagram (@leedleg) you know I also love oatmeal. Put a few of my favorite things together & you get this amazingly quick, easy, & filling snack!
Peanut Butter Oat Bars
What you’ll need:
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup honey
- 3 cups raw oats
- 1 cup raisins
- 3/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 cup flax seeds (camera shy)
- 1-2 tablespoons cinammon
These bars are great because you can pretty much put whatever you want in them… They’re no-bake, so keep it within the realm of ‘doesn’t need to be cooked’. But go crazy! Add chocolate chips, almonds, my mind is blanking on other things….you get the point- take control of your snack bars!!
The first thing you’ll do is melt the peanut butter & honey together in a small pot.
Already so yum, very wow.
Then you’ll mix in the oats. I tried to do everything in the same pot but it didn’t go so well… So I suggest starting this step in a separate bowl.
Once the oats are mixed with the peanut butter-honey blend, it’s time for all the other ingredients to join the fiesta!
Using your hands > Using a spoon
When everything is mixed to your satisfaction, transfer it to a baking pan.
*holding the jar of peanut butter next to the pan is optional*
This is where your bars will live overnight while they become who they’re meant to be… Store the pan in the fridge, covered with tinfoil/Saran wrap/whatever you have.
Voila! Tomorrow, let the bar come to room temperature & cut it into a desirable range of sizes. Bring em with you anywhere you might need a snack! These will probably last you a while if you’re not sharing, so keep them fresh in the fridge 🙂
~peace & all good~