No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Energy Bars @bestrecipebox

No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Energy Bars

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 406 kcal

Use whatever dried fruits and nuts you prefer. Our favorites for the dried fruits are raisins, Dried blueberries, cranberries, and dried apricots. For the chopped nuts, our favorites are pecans and roasted peanuts. 



  • 2 cups Quick Oats or Gluten Free Oats
  • 1 cup Dried Fruit , cut into bite size pieces if needed
  • 1 cup chopped Nuts
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips or chopped Dark or Milk Chocolate
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons packed Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 3/4 cup Peanut Butter
  • Sea Salt or Kosher Salt , to taste


  1. Line an 8"x8" pan with foil and lightly butter foil or spray with cooking spray.

  2. Combine quick oats, dried fruit, nuts, and chocolate in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Heat small saucepan on medium heat. Add butter, brown sugar, honey, and peanut butter until butter melts, whisking until mixture is smooth. Pour over oat mixture and stir until completely coated.
  4. Spread into prepared 8"x8" pan and press firmly down.  Lightly sprinkle sea salt on top of bars. Chill until firm, about 1 hour.
  5. Using the foil, lift bars out of pan. Cut in half, then cut into preferred bar width.

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