No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars
Delicious and healthy chocolate peanut butter bars made with simple ingredients like peanut butter, oats, honey and chocolate. These no bake chocolate peanut butter oatmeal bars are a great sweet snack or healthy dessert straight from the fridge. Easy and gluten-free!
If you’re looking for an easy chocolate peanut butter dessert that requires no oven time, I’ve got you covered. If you want it made with simple ingredients that you probably have in your pantry right now, I’ve got you covered!
Say hello to these decadent and delicious – yet healthy – no bake chocolate peanut butter bars. They’re made with only 5 simple ingredients including oats, natural peanut butter and honey. These bars are gluten-free so long as you use certified gluten-free oats. They can also be made vegan by swapping the honey for maple syrup or agave syrup.
They’re kind of like a peanut butter cup, but in bar form with chewy oats mixed in. If you’re a chocolate and peanut butter lover, you’re going to LOVE these!
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars Ingredients
Natural Peanut Butter. You can’t have a peanut butter dessert without it! Feel free to use traditional peanut butter if you don’t have the natural variety.
Honey. To sweeten the peanut butter layer just a little bit!
Rolled Oats. These make the bottom layer nice and chewy. I used large flake rolled oats but quick cooking oats will do just fine.
Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips. We will melt these to create the top layer for the bars.
Refined Coconut Oil. You just need 1 tbsp to mix in to the chocolate chips before melting. This helps them melt into a smooth, creamy consistency and adds a touch of richness.
Flaky Sea Salt. This is for sprinkling on top and is totally optional.
How to Make This Recipe:
Line a large loaf pan with parchment paper. In a mixing bowl, add 3/4 cup natural peanut butter, and 1/3 cup honey. Mix to combine. Add 1 1/2 cups rolled oats and mix again until well-combined.
Transfer the peanut butter oatmeal mixture to the lined loaf pan, spread and press down evenly with clean hands or a spatula.
Add 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1 tbsp refined coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until chocolate is melted and smooth.
Pour chocolate mixture into loaf pan over the peanut butter layer. Spread evenly with a spatula. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt (optional) and place in the refrigerator to set for 2-3 hours, then cut into bars. Makes 12 bars.
For peanut butter: If you have a peanut butter allergy or don’t keep peanut butter on hand, another nut butter would work well! I think that almond butter or cashew butter would be delicious.
For honey: If you don’t have honey or are looking to make this recipe vegan, you can use maple syrup or agave syrup instead.
For semi-sweet chocolate chips: Feel free to mix things up and use dark chocolate or milk chocolate chips in this recipe. Again, if you’re looking to make this recipe vegan, just make sure your chocolate chips are dairy-free!
For refined coconut oil: I like to use refined coconut oil because it doesn’t have such an overpowering coconut flavour. If you prefer to use virgin coconut oil it will work just as well, the chocolate may just have a slight coconut flavour.
More Healthy Dessert Recipes:
Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispy Cups
Healthy Chocolate Avocado Truffles
Healthier No Bake Cheesecake in a Jar
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats, (rolled oats *not quick oats)
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp refined coconut oil
- flaky sea salt, optional
- Line a large loaf pan with parchment paper. In a mixing bowl, add 3/4 cup natural peanut butter, and 1/3 cup honey. Mix to combine. Add 1 1/2 cups rolled oats and mix again until well-combined.
- Transfer the peanut butter oatmeal mixture to the lined loaf pan, spread and press down evenly with clean hands or a spatula.
- Add 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1 tbsp refined coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until chocolate is melted and smooth.
- Pour chocolate mixture into loaf pan over the peanut butter layer. Spread evenly with a spatula. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt (optional) and place in the refrigerator to set for 2-3 hours, then cut into bars. Makes 12 bars.
- Bars will store well in refrigerator up to 1 week.
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Oh my gosh! These no bake bars are soo yummy! We couldn’t even wait the 2-3 hours for them to set in the fridge!!!
YAY! So happy to hear you enjoyed them. Thanks for letting me know!! 🙂
I’m trying to guess from the picture but what measurement pan is that?
OMG Hi Anna, I’m just seeing this comment. It’s a 9.25 x 5.25 x 2.75 inch pan. Hope that helps!
One of my favourite recipes! These are so good!!
Thank you so much Tayler!! Appreciate it. 🙂
Same delicious taste as a peanut butter chocolate ball , but 10 times easier to make. So good
These are absolutely delicious! So wholesome yet indulgent- they taste like a peanut butter cup in bar form. I love them with or without the chocolate on top, and also love some add-ins like chia, flax, or pumpkin seeds and shredded coconut. It’s a keeper that I’ll be making again and again!
Good to know that they’re good even without the chocolate! Love the addition of seeds and coconut! I’ll have to try that!
Do you know the nutritional value per bar?
Hi Lindsey, I don’t know the nutritional value per serving, though I’m sure you could easily input the recipe into a platform like MyFitnessPal to find out!
These were delicious and easy to make! I made two batches one for the kids with sprinkles on top to enjoy and one with added vanilla protein powder for the hubby and I to enjoy.
Hi Mary, thank you soo much for the comment! I’m so glad your kids enjoyed them and love that you added protein to the ones for you and your husband! Great idea. 🙂
These bars are awesome! I followed the recipe but substituted the honey with zero sugar syrup and added vanilla extract. This is amazing and the recipe I have been searching for and needing
Hi Ellie! I’m so happy to hear you enjoy them. 🙂 Glad they work well with zero sugar syrup too! Thank you!!
Ok, I am truly shocked by how good these are!! As someone who loves to bake and typically goes all out (full butter, sugar, etc) these did not disappoint as a healthier alternative! My husband and I both get a hankering for something sweet after dinner but I’ve been trying to be more mindful of what I eat lately so I decided to opt for these instead of brownies and they hit the spot perfectly! I especially love the little bit of saltiness from the sea salt flakes. Will definitely be making again! Might try adding some rice crispy cereal in with the oats for some added crunch!
Hi Olivia! Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe review. I’m so pleased to hear how much you enjoy these bars. They’re definitely one of my favourites, and I agree, the sea salt just takes them over the top! Let me know if you try it with the rice crispy cereal!
These are SO GOOD and a great alternative to unhealthy guilty pleasures! Definitely recommend because they’re super easy and just delicious!
Thank you so much Courtney! So happy you enjoyed them!
Do you think I could freeze these? I’m prepping for food for when my baby arrives and I think these would satisfy the cravings during breastfeeding without adding on extra pounds! 🙂
Hi Sarah, I have not tried freezing them before but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. 🙂 Let me know if you try, and congratulations on your new baby!
These were so good! Will definitely make again! Do you know the macros by any chance?
Thanks so much Adriana! I don’t currently provide the nutritional info for my recipes as I recognize that for some individuals focusing too much on the numbers can be harmful or triggering. That being said, you can input the recipe into a program like MyFitnessPal to find out the information. 🙂
What is the calorie count?
Hi Teresa, I don’t typically display calorie/nutrition info on my recipes as for some people this can be harmful to their relationship with food. That said, if you’d like to find out the info you can input the recipe into a calculator like MyFitnessPal. 🙂
A friend posted this on facebook and I couldn’t believe how good they looked! I knew I had to make them. This was so easy to make, clean up was a cinch, and tasted like something out of a bakery shop, except with healthier ingredients. I just made them tonight, and boy were they delicious! Thank you so much for sharing this with everyone.
Hi Moira, thank you so much for your comment. I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe, it’s definitely one of my favourites. 🙂