Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal Bars

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These Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal Bars are a fantastic choice whether it’s breakfast, a snack, or a late-night treat. They’re simple to whip up and offer a delightful mix of textures and flavors.

Imagine biting into these Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal Bars – they’re crunchy, chewy, and absolutely delicious! Picture making them like rice crispy treats, but instead of marshmallows, you mix peanut butter with honey. And instead of rice crispies, you’ve got quick-cooking oats. Talk about yum!

I adore preparing these chewy peanut butter oatmeal bars because they’re perfect for meal prep. They make convenient on-the-go breakfast bars or nutritious snacks for the kids. Plus, it’s a breeze to whip them up – just a simple no-bake recipe that needs a quick 20-minute freeze before indulging.

Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal Bars

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Servings 16


  • 1 cup all-natural creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • Water as needed
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Coarse sea salt for topping


  • Line an 8×8-inch pan with parchment paper.
  • Heat peanut butter and honey over medium heat, stirring occasionally until melted and glossy.
  • Remove from heat and stir in oats until well coated. Add water as needed until it reaches a cookie dough consistency.
  • Press the oat mixture firmly into the lined pan and set aside.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate chips in 20-second intervals, stirring in between until melted and glossy.
  • Pour melted chocolate over the oat layer, spreading it evenly. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt.
  • Freeze the pan for at least 20 minutes before cutting into squares.
  • Enjoy immediately or store the bars in a freezer-safe container.


  • Any nut butter works well instead of peanut butter.
  • For added crunch, consider mixing in ¼ cup chopped salted peanuts or ½ cup crushed Chex cereal.
  • Old-fashioned rolled oats can be used, but the bars will have a chewier texture.
  • Maple syrup can be used as a substitute for honey.
  • Feel free to cut the bars into your preferred size.

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