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.

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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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Sharonalexis
February 18, 2021 9:29 am

Pls what can I use as a substitute for the peanut butter…the person doesn’t eat nuts at all…only coconut…pls I need an urgent reply

Amanda
February 13, 2021 10:17 pm

If I wanted to add cinnamon, how much would you recommend? Made these tonight and love them!

Charlie
February 9, 2021 2:37 pm

These are really great and easy to make! I will add a pinch of salt when I want them a little less sweet.

Hi!!!!!
January 17, 2021 12:02 pm

It won’t stick. can i use syrup?

Lauren Haywards
January 15, 2021 5:48 am

Wow, this is so easy to make and the bars look so yummy. I am definitely trying making this no-bake peanut butter oats square soon. Thanks for sharing such a lovely recipe!

Leah Picewick
January 3, 2021 3:16 pm

These are great! I’ve been doing half rice krispies and sometimes add in some choc chips. The kids love them!@

Matt D.
December 12, 2020 11:25 pm

I made these using crunchy peanut butter, half the honey, a little brown sugar, and a tablespoon of maple syrup but the mixture seemed a bit dry and crumbly, so I added 50% more melted crunchy peanut butter and I made balls out of them, instead of bars, as another person suggested. They turned out great. They are amost like an oatmeal peanut butter cookie. Next time I think I might add mini chocolate chips.

Stephanie
November 24, 2020 11:27 am

How long do you put them in the fridge for?

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 5 months 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?

Lois
February 5, 2021 1:30 pm
Reply to  Ashely

Have you checked the internet for conversion charts?

Madelyn Curran
February 12, 2021 10:37 am
Reply to  Ashely

obviously inches lol centimeters would be tiny

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?

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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