Healthy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars

Healthy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars

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As school and kindergarden have started I am trying to make as many healthy energy bars that the kids can have in the morning or on-the go. These oat bars are one of the best I’ve made, packed with flavor and healthy ingredients, no cholesterol, no refined sugar, but still chocolaty, rich, a bit fudgy and with an amazing texture.


No doubt kids will love them and ask for more without you feeling the guilt for giving them unhealthy snacks.


The bars are made using oats, nuts, raisins or dates, coconut, peanut butter and maple syrup as sweetener. These oat bars are topped with a cocoa glaze which makes the bars even more appetizing.


The recipe is easy and really takes no more than 10 minutes to put these together and it’s a no bake recipe which is so great. You need a food processor for this if you want to have a pretty smooth base, without feeling the oats.


I am so pleased of these Healthy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars that I will definitely make them almost all the time to have them ready for a healthy energy school snack.

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  • Makes about 16-20 bars
  • 1 1/2 cups (180g) rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup (60g) raisins
  • 3/4 cup (75g) unsalted almonds
  • 1/4 cup (20g) unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 tsp (2g) salt
  • 1/2 cup (120g) creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup (80g) maple syrup, agave nectar, or honey
  • 2 tbsp (30g) coconut oil
  • 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Glaze
  • 1/4 cup (30g) cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup (80g) honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp (30g) coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5g) vanilla extract
  1. Slightly grease a 8x8 inch (20x20cm) square pan and line with parchment paper, in such a way that some edges are longer to make it easy to lift it up once it's set.
  2. Place the oats, almonds, raisins, and salt into the bowl of a food processor.  Process until completely combined.
  3. Add peanut butter, honey (maple syrup) and coconut oil in a small saucepan and melt over low heat. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract.
  4. Add the mixture over the oats mixture and process until completely combined and the mixture holds together.
  5. Spread the mixture into the prepared baking pan and press with the back of a wet spoon to create a smooth surface.
  6. Prepare the chocolate glaze.  In a small bowl combine the cocoa with honey (maple syrup), coconut oil and vanilla extract.
  7. Spread evenly over the mixture in the pan.
  8. Refrigerate for 2 hours to set. Keep leftovers refrigerated.
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Nutrition facts 1 Serving (32g) - Calories:143, Fat:8.4 g, Saturated Fat:3.6g, Unsaturated Fat: 0.0g, Carbohydrates:16.1g, Sugar:9.4g, Fiber:2.0g, Protein:3.4g, Cholesterol:0mg, Calories from Fat 76, Sodium 60mg, Potassium 145mg, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 8%, Nutrition Grade C, daily percent values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
On October 05, 2016 at 05:54 am, Shazaa said...
Dear Ella, I'm currently refined-sugar free and these pb oat bars are just perfect, plus they contain my favourite ingredients, and healthy as well. Thank you Ella for this amazing recipe.

Glad I could be of help Shazaa 

On October 12, 2016 at 12:49 pm, Rawan said...
Hello, These are fantastic, thank you! But just one question: is the chocolate glaze supposed to set? Mine doesnt set. The chocolate glaze for the no bake healthy brownies I made a while back didnt set as well. Those brownies were awesome, just couldnt get the glaze to set. I see in the photos and videos after you cut them the glaze doesnt drip or run like mine. any clue why? I am thinking next time 1 tbsp of coconut oil, maybe mine is to liquidy??? Regardless, thank you for your hard work! I love the weekends just so i can make your recipes!

yes// the glaze it is supposed to set a bit, like a ganache.. did you refrigerate the bars after making it? If refrigerated they set.. if not they won't

On November 01, 2016 at 01:07 pm, plasterer bristol said...
These sound gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Simon
On November 10, 2016 at 12:53 pm, Amber said...
This is so good! I made it with honey, but I'll try it with maple syrup as a vegan dessert option at Thanksgiving. YUM! My husband also gave his approval. I will be keeping this recipe for the future when my kids are in school, too. Thank you for a yummy, reasonably healthy recipe! I love that it has pretty common ingredients, too.
On November 22, 2016 at 12:40 pm, Valentina said...
Thank you so much! It turned out perfect and soooo delicious! It's hard to stop eating :))
On July 10, 2019 at 01:22 pm, Julie said...
These look wonderful! And healthy too! But I dont own a Food processor, is there an alternative to making these? Blender maybe? Thanks Julie

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