No Bake Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars

If you haven’t noticed, I’m quite repetitive when it comes to food that I love. As in, I will eat the same meal day after day until I can no longer stand it.

My breakfast is almost always the same everyday. I love the redundancy of starting my day the same way; dinner is where I experiment with new recipes!

I was on an overnight oats kick for a while and now we have my green smoothie obsession. Smoothies are great, but let’s face it, I haven’t had a smoothie in my life that kept me full from 7am to noon. And that’s perfectly ok.

I’m a small meals person. AKA I eat 5-6 small meals a day. It’s how I function best and although I’m eating so many times a day, I rarely feel so full that I’m going to explode.

You know that feeling? I hate that feeling.

Sooooo, since I’m eating a million meals a day, good preparation is key. Here’s what a day of meals looks like for little ole me.

  • Breakfast – green protein smoothie
  • Snack – these PB bars
  • Lunch – protein with carbs (pasta, grains, bread, you get it)
  • Snack – carrots and hummus
  • Dinner – protein with veggies and less carbs than lunch
  • Dessert – half of an apple and PB (or an ice cream sandwich because I LOVE)

That’s my normal eating schedule. Of course, I have days that don’t follow this schedule, but this is it for the most part!

These PB bars are my weakness. They are so good and I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to have these in my life! You’ve probably seen these made as balls, but I much rather these in bar form.

I like to make these PB breakfast bars on Sunday and this recipe will last me for a week. If I’m giving some to Kato I may double the recipe 😉

No Bake Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup peanut butter (or almond, cashew, whatever damn butter you choose)
  • 1/4 cup local honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Optional (but encouraged) 1/4 cup dark chocolate
  1. In a food processor, pulse the old fashioned oats for a few seconds. This is optional, but I love the smaller pieces!
  2. Pour the oats into a medium mixing bowl and add in peanut butter, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon.
  3. Stir to combine all of the ingredients. It will be dry and crumbly.
  4. In a 8×8 baking pan, add a sheet of parchment paper and then dump the mixture into the pan.
  5. Press mixture into pan using a spatula or your hands.
  6. Let harden in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  7. Melt dark chocolate in a small bowl and then drizzle over bars.
  8. Chill again until chocolate is set. And then cut into 16 squares. I usually have 3 or 4 at a time as a snack 😁
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. mistimaan says:

    Looks yummy

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  2. chefkreso says:

    Such a yummy treat, I could take these with me when I go hiking 🙂

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