Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Every other week, Nikita heads to the kitchen to test out recipes we think the mang’Oh community will love. As a twist on the usual healthy fare, our recipes are usually sweet treats that incorporate an abundance of fruits, veggies, whole grains and nuts. We believe that “real food” treats eaten in moderation can add some fun and variation to a healthy, plant-based diet. We hope you’ll try them out and let us know what you think!

If you’re a peanut butter lover, like myself, then this is the healthy snack for you! This is a great on-the-go snack because it is packed with protein, rich in fiber and peanut butter contains healthy fats. The coconut contains iron and zinc and the honey adds a healthy sweetness!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Melt the peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil over medium-low heat in a saucepan on the stove. {Watch this closely. Mine started to burn!}
  2.  Remove from heat once it’s melted together and add in the oats, shredded coconut, chocolate chips, nuts/raisins, and vanilla. Stir together until the chocolate is completely melted.
  3.  Pour into a greased 9×13 pan and cool in the fridge. If you’d like thicker bars, you can pour the mixture into a smaller pan.
  4.  When the mixture is hardened, cut into bars and eat. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

This recipe is inspired by Money Saving Mom