3 Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Squares

These simple 3 Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Squares can be thrown together in minutes. Use all natural/organic ingredients, if you prefer, for a healthier version! Either way, this oatmeal bar recipe is easy, delicious, and the best snack or dessert.

3 Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Squares on Parchment Paper

These 3 Ingredient Oatmeal Bars Are Easy and Delicious!

Easy can not even describe these 3 Ingredient No Bake Oat Bars! I would say they’re simple to make, but “simple” is so over-used…by me especially…that I’m afraid you might not buy it. Regardless, they are the simplest, easiest, no brainiest bars ever to be.

There are literally 3 ingredients, no baking…only measuring. And you only have to measure 3 things, so…

PLUS, these Oat Bars are kinda-sorta not even that bad for you!

A Healthy Snack Option

Actually I probably shouldn’t use the word “healthy”, because there are health police out there who like to assure you that Peanut Butter from Skippy isn’t so health-ful. But in my world, these are the perfect treat for my kids after school…full of fiber and protein, plus the honey makes them sweet and delicious.

Close-up of a No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Square

What Are the 3 Ingredients You Need?

  • Old Fashioned Oats
  • Peanut Butter
  • Honey

3 Ingredients for No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Squares

Tips for Making No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Squares

  • If your honey isn’t brand new it might be a little crystallized, which makes it hard to pour. BUT heating honey weakens the ingredients rendering the health benefits ineffective…so if you’re just in it for the taste you can heat it a bit. But if you’re looking for the good stuff that comes along with honey, heating it might not be the option.
  • Use Old Fashioned (or rolled oats). I find that they work for the texture and stability of these bars a little better. If you only have Quick oats on-hand, it will be fine, so don’t worry too much!
  • Use whatever kind of peanut butter you prefer! If you love Skippy, use it! If you like natural peanut butter, use that! It’s completely up to you!

No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Squares in the Pan

Do You Need To Chill These Oatmeal Bars?

Chilling these bars is part of the process to aid in them setting and becoming firm. But do you need to store them int he refrigerator? You can! If you want your bars to stay extra firm, keep them chilled! If you allow them to come up to room temperature they will be softer, but also delicious!

So basically it’s up to you!

No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Squares with a Spoonfull of Peanut Butter

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3 Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Squares

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 20 squares 1x
  • Category Category: Snack
  • Method Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine Cuisine: American

Description:

These simple 3 Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Squares can be thrown together in minutes. Use all natural/organic ingredients, if you prefer, for a healthier version! Either way, this oatmeal bar recipe is easy, delicious, and the best snack or dessert.


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 cups rolled oats

Instructions

  1. Line a 9×9 pan with foil. Spray lightly with non-stick spray.
  2. Melt the peanut butter and honey together until smooth, either in the microwave or stove top. Combine mixture with oats.
  3. Press into prepared pan. Place in refrigerator until set. Cut into squares.

Notes:

I like to store mine in the refrigerator because they can get a bit soft.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Holly
September 22, 2020 3:16 pm

This is easy, quick and just perfect!! Delicious!!

John Cooksey
September 13, 2020 6:15 pm

Can you freeze these?

John Cooksey
September 15, 2020 6:48 am
Reply to  Shelly

Thank you very much! Just made them – absolutely delicious!

Last edited 7 days ago by John Cooksey
Ashely
September 6, 2020 9:47 am

what is the size of the try? 9×9 inches or cm?
also i dont cook in cup measurements. what is the gramme alternative pls?

Pamela
August 25, 2020 9:32 pm

can i substitute honey for brown sugar?

Bryan
August 19, 2020 10:17 am

But if you’re looking for the good stuff that comes along with honey, heating it might not be the option.

Melt the peanut butter and honey together until smooth

??

John Cooksey
September 15, 2020 6:49 am
Reply to  Bryan

Low heat, I did a double boil over stovetop on 2. Don’t scald the honey.

Sebnati Jemal
August 7, 2020 11:19 pm

I just made these just know they look good!

Rylyn
July 29, 2020 9:05 pm

Can I add stuff as far as pecans?

Gail Hall
July 5, 2020 9:02 pm

I realize it’s a “3” ingredient recipes but my granddaughter’s love it when I make it with a combination of oats and rice crispies.

Nidhi Bajaj
June 23, 2020 8:02 am

But the oats are not being cooked. Is it okay to eat raw oats?

Ahmad A.Hameed
June 8, 2020 4:27 am

I tried it , but I can’t take it out of the tray , I sprayed it before putting it in the tray but it’s falling a part , I can’t get it in one piece .

W Liliedahl
June 12, 2020 4:08 pm
Reply to  Ahmad A.Hameed

Line the pan with parchment paper with excess on two sides, opposite one another. After it is hard, lift out holding onto the parchment paper sides. Then, use a pizza cutter to roll it making lines for separation of the bed.

Emma
May 20, 2020 9:50 pm

yummy recipe! I’ve made it twice, but the second time I cut it all down to 1.3 of the recipe and tweaked it. I did 1 cup of oats, 1/3 cup of almond butter, just under 1/4 cup honey, a few table spoons of desiccated coconut. I also melted 2 table spoons of salted butter in with the almond butter/honey. worked a treat!

Katie
May 9, 2020 3:04 pm

These were wonderful and so easy! I didn’t have any problems with mine being crumbly at all and not too sweet for me especially since I don’t have much of a sweet tooth. Can’t wait to try more of your recipes. Thank you!

Brock
April 20, 2020 10:46 pm

Oh my gosh! Let me just say these did not even make it to the fridge (almost) lol I made my very very small batch with almond butter organic, one teaspoon butter, one tablespoon of organic unprocessed dark cane sugar, couple drops of vanilla and honey with the oats. Amazing!

Nina
April 15, 2020 7:09 am

Quite good actually! However, it is super sweet. I suggest halving, or not using the honey at all. Peanut butter is already so sweet so if you like your bars ‘oaty’ then this is the way to go. I also added half a cup of thickened cream which was made the mixture really creamy and delicious. Store it in the freezer for an hour after you lay it so that it can quickly harden!

Jan
April 13, 2020 2:45 pm

I was at our cabin craving a treat. Made a half recipe in an 8×8 pan, no honey so 1/4 c melted margarine whisked with 1/4 c brown sugar. Just a little bit crumbly but hit the spot. Thanks for the inspiration.

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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