Let’s talk about snacks today! When it comes to snacks, I always feel challenged. So may (convenient) snack foods are super-duper processed. I end up not even buying them because if we have any in the house, that’s all my kids will eat. They buzz right past the usual snack choices and go for the garbage. Not a fan.
If you’ve visited my blog before you know that I’m a huge fan of not only whole food, but quick and easy cooking (or in this case, non-cooking). Take these 4 ingredient peanut butter oat bars for example. They are quite possibly the perfect snack!
30 minutes, one pan, and one dish is all you need. And they’re totally delicious. They don’t last long around here, and even jay has been known to grab one on his way through the fridge.
This is a great recipe because it only has a few, 4 to be exact, whole ingredients and there’s no baking involved! You can make these peanut butter oat bars up on monday, then slice and store them for the rest of the week. Wholesome snack success!
Annnnnd, I saved the best thing for last! These bars are absolutely perfect for shape cutouts! Looking for a cute homemade treat/snack for any holiday? Instead of slicing them with a knife, grab your favorite cookie cutters and firmly press them all the way through (while the bars are still on the foil to make clean up super simple) and wah-lah, theme treats!
- 1 cup natural peanut butter
- ½ cup honey
- 3 cups rolled oats
- ½ tsp sea salt
- Line a 8 x8 baking dish with aluminum foil.
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt peanut butter and honey together until smooth.
- Stir in sea salt.
- Add oats and mix util fully incorporated.
- Press mixture into lined baking dish and flatten completely.
- Refrigerate for 15-30 minutes.
- Lift from pan and slice.
- Store in the refrigerator.
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