Peanut Butter and Honey Oat Bars

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Do you love the taste of granola bars but are trying to cut out extra sugars from your diet? If you answered yes, then this Peanut Butter and Honey Oat Bars recipe is just perfect for you!

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Peanut Butter and Honey Oat Bars

Peanut Butter and Honey Oat Bars

Yields: 16 servings | Serving Size: 1 bar | Calories: 175 | Total Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 16mg | Carbohydrates: 24g | Fiber: 3g | Sugars: 9g | Protein: 6g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6 |


  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, ground
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped honey roasted peanuts


  1. Preheat oven to 300 F
  2. Line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper, making sure the parchment paper hangs over the sides.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, add honey, coconut oil and peanut butter. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir until mixture gets runny and peanut butter completely melted in. You may have to heat for another 20 seconds or so. Mix in vanilla extract and cinnamon.
  4. Add oats and peanuts, mix until everything is combined and the mixture is completely coated with honey and peanut butter mixture.
  5. Pour mixture into prepared pan and press down with a back of a spoon; bake in the oven for 20 -25 minutes until lightly brown.
  6. Once you take the bars out of the oven, press down with the back of a spoon to insure the oats are pressed firmly together. Let the oat bars cool slightly and carefully take out bars by grabbing onto the parchment paper and cut into 16 slices. Let bars cool completely and harden at room temperature.
  7. Store bars in an air tight container in the refrigerator.
  8. Makes 16 bars.

This recipe comes courtesy of Jennifer Drummond’s blog Peanut Butter and Peppers. Jennifer’s blog is about everyday healthy living, mainly good for you recipes. After losing 30 pounds through exercise and a proper diet Jennifer learned to take every day food and making it healthier without sacrificing flavor.

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37 Comments on "Peanut Butter and Honey Oat Bars"

  1. Amy  March 31, 2013

    Do these really have 81 fat grams per bar or is that a typo?

    • Skinny Ms.  April 1, 2013

      Amy, A typo…8 grams of total fat. 🙂

  2. chriten34  April 14, 2013

    Just made the bars for the morning, I snagged a crumb and they are very tasty. I used half honey, half agave. I am trying to change my obese lifestyle, also started the 7 day arm workout. Cutting the bars, i felt like they were a little small, maybe it is just my adjustment to a reasonable serving size?

    • Skinny Ms.  April 15, 2013

      You’re right…it’s all about portion control and learning to eat smaller portions. 🙂

  3. har  June 9, 2013

    What can you use to replace the coconut oil

  4. Johanna  July 5, 2013

    How long will these stay good in the fridge? Will they melt if they are out of the fridge for a couple hours, say in a preschooler's backpack until snack time?

    • Skinny Ms.  July 6, 2013

      Johanna, They should be fine for a few hours…unless it’s in a really hot climate. Since your preschooler will likely be indoors most of the time, it should be fine.

  5. Julie  July 16, 2013

    What kind of oats are best to use? We don't have/use gluten free ones.

    • Skinny Ms.  July 17, 2013

      Julie, In that case, I would use old-fashioned oats…not the quick kind. I use rolled oats for a lot of recipes, even unbaked ones.

  6. Jennifer  July 31, 2013

    Really easy and delicious, thanks for the great recipe!

    • Traci  August 9, 2019

      Do I have to adjust the recipe at all if I just dont put in the chopped nuts? My kids love peanut butter, but wont touch nuts with a 10-foot pole. 🤦 Wanting to make these to store for snacks.

      • Nichole Furlong  August 10, 2019

        You can leave out the nuts, if your mixture is looking a little loose you can add a bit more oats as needed.

  7. Katie Haglund  August 28, 2013

    How long do they keep for in the fridge?

    • Skinny Ms.  August 29, 2013

      Katie, Until you’re ready to eat the bars.

  8. Amy  September 17, 2013

    Do these have to be refrigerated? I was trying to find something to send with somebody back packing/hiking. I guess I don't see what is in them that would require refrigeration.

    • Skinny Ms.  September 18, 2013

      Amy, They would be fine for a nice long hike.

  9. Renee  September 19, 2013

    I made these but added some apple sauce and protein and it was soooo good!

  10. Amber  April 9, 2014

    Just wondering how it would be without the peanuts. I have two toddlers and they are always after my granola bars but I put nuts in them and they dont have enough teeth yet.

    • SkinnyMs  April 9, 2014

      Yes, you could easily make this without the nuts and just use the peanut butter. You don't need to substitute or add more of anything if you omit the nuts.

  11. Kacey  June 24, 2014

    Are these going to be hard or chewy?

    • SkinnyMs  June 24, 2014

      Kacey, They will be chewy.

  12. Rena  November 19, 2014

    If I don't use honey roasted peanuts (not available here) should I increase the amount of honey? These look wonderful and I especially like the fact that no flour is used, just oats!

    • SkinnyMs  November 19, 2014

      Rena, Yes, increase the amount of honey slightly, by about one tablespoon or so.

  13. robin  January 14, 2015

    you probably shouldn't use honey roasted peanuts anyway because most are roasted with unnecessary fatty oils…..

  14. Alana  April 15, 2015

    these are soooooo yummy! my 15 mos old and I love them 🙂 we left out the actual peanuts though
    Thanks for the recipe! Can't wait to try them with almond/sun butter too

    • SkinnyMs  April 16, 2015

      Alana, You're welcome! Thanks for the feedback!

  15. Kim  May 31, 2015

    How long will the bars keep? Should I put them in the refrigerator? Can I freeze them?

    • SkinnyMs  June 1, 2015

      If stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator, the bars will keep for up to a week. Yes, you can freeze them to increase storage time.

  16. beth  June 29, 2015

    Can I use PB2. In this recipe? Are there any other adjustments that would need to be made?

    • SkinnyMs  June 29, 2015

      Yes, you can use PB2. You may need to add some water to the mixture, however.

  17. Veronica  February 7, 2016

    Do you know about how many WW Plus points each bar is worth?

    • Gale Compton  February 8, 2016

      Veronica, We’ll have the data calculated within the next day, to include SmartPoints. Thanks! 🙂

  18. Rena  April 7, 2016

    I made these a couple days ago and they turned out really well! The only ingredient that needs to be added is some salt. But that might be because I used natural peanut butter. However I didn’t realize that til I’d already made them.

    • SkinnyMs.  April 8, 2016

      We use natural peanut butter, as well, Rena. Adding a little sea salt, to taste, or natural peanut butter with salt added would be fine.

  19. Christine  February 28, 2019

    I noticed that there are two places that lists the calories and other information and they are different; one is above the recipe like usual and the other is right at the bottom…can you tell me which one is correct?
    Thank you !

    • Gale Compton  March 1, 2019

      Christine, Please check the recipe now. It’s updated the only one set of nutritional data, the correct one! 🙂


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