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MiMi's Bars

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.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hr 10 mins
Resting Time (Fridge) 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American


  • 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.
    raw ingredients in bowl
  • Add nut butter, mix, add honey and mix.
    adding wet ingredients to bowl
  • 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.
Keyword healthy kids, healthy snack, on the go snack, peanut butter, protein bar, snack bar