I love chocolate. But I also know that I can’t have chocolate breakfast, lunch, and dinner without feeling sick. So I’m always on the lookout for snacks that can fill that void without making me feel miserable.
Well, today I am pleased to announce that I’ve found the ultimate snack: peanut butter squares. They have the delicious chewiness of granola bars. They can keep me full for hours. And they’re sweet enough to keep me from craving chocolate (most of the time).
I’ve eaten these for breakfast, for lunch, and for an afternoon snack. And if I didn’t exercise a little restraint, I’d probably eat them for dinner, too.
This recipe only has three ingredients, so it’s easy to remember:
- 1/2 Cup Honey
- 1 Cup Peanut Butter
- 3 Cups Oats
You can use either crunchy or smooth peanut butter, quick oats or old-fashioned. I prefer crunchy peanut butter and old-fashioned oats, but that’s just me.
These no-bake peanut butter squares only take a few minutes to make:
- On medium heat, stir honey and peanut butter until smooth.
- Add oats and stir.
- Press mixture in to a lightly greased 8 x 8 pan.
- Place in fridge until set.
Yield: About 20 Pieces
This nutritional information is for a single square, assuming you made about 20 bars, like I did. I calculated the following via the MyFitnessPal App:
- Calories: 149
- Total Fat: 7.3 g
- Saturated Fat: 1.4g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3 g
- Monounsaturated fat: 0.3 g
- Trans N/A
- Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
- Sodium: 48.4 mg
- Potassium: 34.5 mg
- Total Carbs: 17.3 g
- Dietary Fiber: 2 g
- Sugars: 7.9 g
- Protein: 4.3 g
- Vitamin A: 0 %
- Vitamin C: 0 %
- Calcium: 0 %
- Iron: 4.6 %
Please remember that the nutritional information isn’t precise because the numbers vary depending on which brands you use, the size of squares you make, and whether you choose crunchy or smooth peanut butter.
Look at Me Cook
I had a ton of fun making these peanut butter squares. This recipe is so easy that even your kids can make them. It’d be hard to ruin these squares.
Yummy! I can’t get enough of them. I may have to make more pretty soon.