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No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars – Deliciously creamy and chewy bars that are made up of two oaty layers, and a chocolate layer stuffed full of salted peanuts!

A stack of No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars.

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars

I have the ultimate chocolate peanut butter treat for you today!

These No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oats Bars are made up of three delicious layers. The top and bottom layer is a chewy, buttery oat mixture, and the middle layer is creamy peanut butter chocolate loaded with salted peanuts.

What’s not to love?? 

A stack of No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars with one bar leaning up against the stack.

Ingredients you’ll need

Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make this cake. You can find my recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their amounts.

  • unsalted butter
  • brown sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • porridge oats
  • chocolate (milk, dark, or semi-sweet)
  • smooth peanut butter
  • salted peanuts

Simple ingredients for such a quick and easy recipe!

How to make No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars

To make these chocolate peanut butter bars, microwave the butter until melted, then stir in the sugar, vanilla, and the oats. Microwave for another minute, then stir again.

Press half of the mixture into the bottom of an 8×8-inch square baking pan lined with parchment paper or foil.

Microwave the chocolate and peanut butter together until melted and smooth. Fold in the salted peanuts. Pour the chocolate over the oats mixture, and spread out evenly. Top with the remaining oats mixture, and press down gently.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 – 4 hours before slicing into bars. You may also refrigerate overnight, too.

The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.

NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.

Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.

A row of No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars overlapping each other.
A close-up sideview of a row of No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars.

These No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars are:

  • super quick and easy to throw together
  • chewy as well as creamy
  • loaded with chocolate and peanut butter flavour
  • loaded with salted peanuts for added crunch

How long will these bars last? These bars will keep fresh stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Can I freeze these bars? Yes! They also freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see!

A stack of No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars with the top bar being picked up by hand.
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A stack of No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars with one bar leaning up against the stack.

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars

Yield: 16 bars
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Deliciously creamy and chewy bars that are made up of two oaty layers, and a chocolate layer stuffed full of salted peanuts!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup (100g) brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups (300g) porridge oats
  • 1 cup (175g) chocolate (milk, dark, or semi-sweet), coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup (190g) smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup (125g) salted peanuts, chopped

Instructions

  1. Line an 8x8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, or foil. Set aside.
  2. Add the butter to a microwave-safe bowl and heat until melted. Stir in the sugar and vanilla, then fold in the oats until completely coated. Microwave for 1 minute, then stir.
  3. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  4. In a microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate and peanut butter. Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until melted and smooth. Fold in the chopped peanuts.
  5. Pour the chocolate over the oats mixture, and spread out evenly. Top with the remaining oats mixture, and press down gently.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for a least 3 - 4 hours, or overnight before slicing into bars.

Notes

These bars can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. They also freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 bars Serving Size: 1 bar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 320Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 127mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 12gProtein: 8g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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Sudhakar

Tuesday 10th of July 2018

So easy. Will definitely make this.

Marie

Monday 9th of July 2018

These look incredible and super delicious! Chocolate and peanut butter is one of my fav dessert combinations. LOVE that it is no-bake too.

Dana

Monday 9th of July 2018

These are outstanding! I know most people love no-bake treats for the convenience, but I love them for the guaranteed chewiness factor. You can't over bake what you don't bake ;)

Marlynn | Urban Bliss Life

Monday 9th of July 2018

This would be such a yummy road trip snack to bring along on our summer adventures! I love that it can stay fresh for a couple of weeks.

Lisa Huff

Monday 9th of July 2018

Wow, these look way too good to be no-bake! Perfect! Pinning now...

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