I know what you must be thinking. “ANOTHER recipe?”
Yep! I’m making it a personal goal to learn how to make (and bake) more things. I grew up surrounded by women who were wizards in the kitchen. My brother himself is somewhat of a cooking prodigy – he can make anything. I? I am pathetic when it comes to cooking! I’m willing to try, but always feel like I fail, so I’ve started learning some things and I’m starting to find out that I can follow a recipe SOOOOOOO well!
Isn’t that true talent?
No, I know it’s not. But it’s how I can manage to come out of the kitchen alive, so it’s what I’m doing.
The recipe I’m about to share with you doesn’t qualify as cooking OR baking. It’s just a super fast and delicious (and HEALTHY) treat my husband and I have grown to love around here. Oh and it turns out other people like it too! I tested it on our church’s small group a few weeks ago and it was a hit. YAY!
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars – with chocolate!
Of course I’m going to show you the entire thing in pictures. DUH!!
This recipe came from Joy Hardin over at The Joy of Everyday Cooking. All I did was add chocolate chips, the rest is all her!
In case you need the recipe card for this, here it is. You can print it, save it and review it.
- 1 cup of all natural crunchy peanut butter
- 1 cup of organic honey
- 3 cups of plain oatmeal
- Put peanut butter and honey in a heavy saucepan and heat on low until thoroughly combined and becomes a liquid consistency.
- Mix in oats and stir.
- Press into a 9 x 9 inch pan.
- Cover and let set overnight. - If you need it faster than that, put in fridge or freezer for at least an hour.
- Feel free to add chocolate chips, other nuts, fruits, protein powder... whatever your heart desires!
I think not!
By the way, these are delicious for breakfast (and yes, it’s fantastic with a glass of milk), but we also have them as a little treat every now and then.
Thanks to Joy for coming up with this incredibly easy and delicious recipe. As I went to comment on her blog about these, I noticed the last comment and I HAVE to share it with you:
Rosebud says: I used 1 cup honey, 1 cup peanut butter, 2 cups quick oats, 1/2 cup coconut, 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips. When it was pressed into the pan I dotted the tops with butterscotch chips and refrigerated. This is delicious. The variations are endless. Thank you for coming up with this.
I can’t wait to experiment with this one.
Have any suggestions? Do share!