No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars are sweet and chewy. A great after school (or anytime!) snack.

No bake chocolate peanut butter oatmeal bars are a fantastically delicious and easy snack. That they can be made ahead of time just makes them even more amazing.

I recently came home from a blogging trip to Jamaica. And although being in the Caribbean amongst friends was pretty great, it was the first time that I’ve left Elle for longer than 24 hours.

We started out pretty strong, ya know – happy FaceTiming with a smiling baby that was thrilled to see her mama. Then day 1.5 hit and things took a little turn. Instead of said smiling baby, I was greeted with very sad baby who begged mama to pick her up and give kisses.

Let’s just say I was searching for the quickest flight out of Jamaica within a matter of minutes. However, I figured it might be a good idea if I hung around considering I helped organize the event.

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars are super easy. No baking required.

Sad baby quickly became sadder baby, so when my flight came in late Friday night, I couldn’t wait to squeeze her cheeks and snuggle her for days. But after a quick giggle and half hearted kiss, I went back to ranking second to Elmo.

When I entered our house, I was greeted with a homemade welcome home banner strung across our entire kitchen, a lovely fall flower arrangement and a pumpkin roll. You might be thinking the pumpkin roll is kind of random, but Eric knows me all to well and knows that it’s one of my faves; probably only second to pumpkin cheesecake.

Super thoughtful to pick up a fave dessert, right? Then I realized that he made it. He definitely knows his way around the kitchen and often cooks dinner, but this whole baking talent – yeah, he’s kinda kept that a secret! I mean, pumpkin rolls can be a little tricky and his was flawless.  I almost didn’t believe him.

My doubt quickly turned into being mighty impressed and then the next day, I put him to work. I mean, if he can bake a gorgeous pumpkin roll, he can certainly tackle all sorts of other recipes for My Baking Addiction. First on that list, this No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars recipe.

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars are full of all the things you love. All in one tasty treat.

I’m a big fan of no bake cookies, so no bake cookies in bar form had to be just as good. And there’s chocolate and peanut butter involved which is never a bad thing.

These bars come together in a matter of minutes; in fact, I think Eric was a little insulted that this was the first recipe I asked him to tackle for blogging purposes. It was even his idea to add mini chocolate chips to the top for more “visual appeal.” Seriously, who is this guy?

Not only are No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars simple and delicious, they’re great for feeding a crowd because a small square goes a long way. And you can make them ahead of time and freeze them. Just let them sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes before serving.

20 Responses to “No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars”

  1. Karen @ Seasonal Cravings — October 28, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Yum!  I might just have everything I need to make these today!

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  2. mary — October 28, 2015 at 11:00 am

    can old fashioned oats be used in place of quick cooking?  thanks!

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    • Jamie — October 28, 2015 at 5:54 pm

      Mary-
      My husband actually made these last week with old fashioned oats and they were just fine. I hope this helps.
      -Jamie

  3. Senika @ Foodie Blog Stalker — October 28, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Oh my goodness. If my hubs made a pumpkin roll, I think I may faint! He can BBQ with the best of ’em but definitely NOT bake a thing :) These no bake bars look fantastic! I love that they can be made ahead of time, perfect for parties/guests, pinned!

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  4. Kathleen — October 28, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Oh Yum!!! I love everything about these bars! Can’t wait to try them :)

    Reply

    • Jamie — October 28, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Kathleen!
      -Jamie

  5. Alicia — April 15, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    These were super easy to make and as delicious as they look! Great for summer as they are no bake but also an easy snack to whip up on Friday night! 

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    • Jamie — April 16, 2016 at 9:05 am

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them, Alicia!

  6. Revti — April 17, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Can I use trader Joe quick steel cut oats for this?

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    • Jamie — April 19, 2016 at 10:46 am

      Hi, Revti! I don’t think the steel cut oats would be good for this. My recommendation is to stick with the quick oats as they’ll give a much nicer texture. Hope this helps!

  7. Elizabeth Faircloth — June 4, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    I am not a great fan of cookies.  I do not like to bake cookies…. BUT… I love these.   I made them in the Microwave oven, and they worked out great … My husband calls them Crunchy Fudge Bars.  They score a 10 at my house.
    Thank you

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    • Jamie — June 6, 2016 at 9:02 am

      I’m glad you and your husband enjoyed them, Elizabeth!

  8. Beth — July 26, 2016 at 8:59 am

    I’m going to try these; and sub half Rice Krispies for oats. My little people need to be tricked into eating oatmeal! This is the perfect recipe for “hotter than the face of the sun” Texas in July. 

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    • Jamie — July 26, 2016 at 11:31 am

      Great idea, Beth!

  9. Tina — July 26, 2016 at 10:27 am

    I want to make these  and freeze them for five days befor I need them. Do you cut them into squares before freezing or leave in pan whole?? 

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    • Jamie — July 26, 2016 at 11:34 am

      Hi, Tina! I would say slice and wrap each one individually. I hope you enjoy them!

  10. Glennda Buck — September 20, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Hi. Would subbing Nutella be good?

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    • Jamie — September 21, 2016 at 8:59 am

      I think that sounds delish! Enjoy!

  11. Tricia — September 9, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Cant wait to try them, my oven is broken so i was really looking for no bake cookiesand am glad i found this.
    Can i use nuts instead of oats, like groundnuts or almonds or any other kind of nuts.. is that ky

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    • Jamie — September 12, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      Tricia-
      I haven’t tried this recipe with nuts, but I think it would be delicious! Let me know how it goes if you give it a go.
      -Jamie

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