There are probably thousands of similar “no bake” oatmeal peanut butter bars floating around, and this is a conglomerate of me trying them all, many times. I have been making versions of these bars for years and finally perfected it after trying our very own Mimi’s version.
- 2 cups quick oats
- 1/2 cup ground flax seed
- 3 tbsp pure cocoa or cacao powder
- 1 cup all natural creamy peanut or almond butter (no added sugar)
- 1/2 cup cup of (local/raw) honey
- 1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries or chocolate chips Optional
Mix oats, ground flax and cocoa in a large bowl.
Add nut butter, mix, add honey and mix.
If using cranberries or chocolate chips add now and mix.
Continue to incorporate. Dough will be super thick.
Round mixture into a ball, and use your hands to flatten onto cutting board into a thin rectangle shape. (Wet hands to keep it from sticking to you.)
Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
Cut into bars.
Put them in the individual bags, and store in the fridge for easy grab and go snacks.
**Optional** Store in the freezer if packing them in your lunch.