March 3, 2012

Easy No-Bake Oat Bars


I found this amazing oat bar recipe on the Choosing Raw website here.  You will not believe how easy and yummy these babies are!  I cannot cook at all, so I am always on the hunt for quick and easy recipes that will fill me up.  Plus, it's really satisfying to make something so good and at the same time, know how incredibly easy it was to make!  I did deviate from the original recipe, but it still turned out good.

So, here are the ingredients I used for the No-Bake Oat Bars:

  • 2 1/2 cups oats
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 – 2/3 cup agave nectar
Combine oats, sunflower seeds, and raisins in a large bowl.  In a small bowl, combine peanut butter and agave nectar then add mixture to dry ingredients.  Stir all ingredients together until everything is combined and sticking together (add more agave nectar if not sticky enough).  With a spatula, scoop ingredients into a baking dish.  I used an 8x8 baking dish.  Press ingredients down onto dish and cover with saran wrap.  Place in fridge and cool for about 4 hours.  Once cooled, cut into bar shapes, wrap individually in saran wrap, and store in fridge till ready to eat!


The beauty of this recipe is that you can basically use anything to throw in these bars, like cereal, any type of nuts or seeds, dark chocolate chips, other dried fruits, any type of nut butter, or maple syrup, to name a few alternatives.  Also, the original recipe stated that you can shape the batter into bite size pieces and bake at 375 for 40 minutes to make granola.


Hope you try this or some version of it!  Happy snacking!


I'm linking up here:

22 comments:

  1. What a great recipe! I'd love for you to stop over and share it at Mix it up Monday:

    http://flourmewithlove.blogspot.com/2012/03/mix-it-up-monday.html

    I hope to see you soon :)

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday and I hope you'll stop back soon :)

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    2. Lisa - you're so welcome and thanks for the invite! I'm your newest follower : )

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  2. would love it if you could share this on my link party

    Natasha xx

    serenityyou.blogspot.com

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  3. I do love these easy and healthy quick snacks! Thanks much for sharing.

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  4. AWWW - thanks so much for that warm and fuzzy comment you just left at my blog. :-} I am headed to bed and will fall asleep with a smile on my face. Thrilled to have you as my newest follower. Yippeee! We'll be in touch....

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    1. So glad you'll be trying them out!

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  6. I have wanted to make my own granola bars and have never gotten around to it, but these look simple enough that I might be able to manage. I'm pinning this!

    Also, I would love to invite you to my blog party every Monday where you can link up to 3 posts.

    -Pamela

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    1. Hi Pamela! That is exactly why I haven't tried making granola bars till now, too lol. They always seem to call for random ingredients I never heard of or took too long to make - but these were so easy. Took about 5 minutes to whip it all up!

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  7. Those look delicious! I'm definitely going to have to try this...

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    1. Hi Kate - thanks! Glad you'll be trying them out : )

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  8. I love the simplicity of this recipe!

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  9. I just told my husband yesterday that I needed a good granola recipe. This looks delish. I am definitely going to try this!

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    1. Hi Angie - So glad you'll be trying this! Would love to see how it turns out or if you use any other ingredients!

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  10. Those look delicious! I've never made oat bars before, but I could definitely see myself trying these out!

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    1. It is very delicious and so easy : ) Thanks for the sweet comment!

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  11. These look great! So glad you linked to "Cowgirl Up!". I have a lot of oatmeal, now I know what to do with it!
    :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

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  12. I tagged you in my new post! Check it out: http://keepitkrafty.blogspot.com/2012/03/tagged-im-it.html

    -Jazmine
    keepitkrafty.blogspot.com

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  13. yum!! those look delicious! i'll definitely need to try those. my sister and i are tagging you two in a fun little blog q&a tomorrow! feel free to participate. :)

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  14. Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday.
    Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow

    Natasha xxx

    www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

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