Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
These bars are great! They taste like no-bake cookies, but contain honey and natural peanut butter so they are much better for you. Add your favorite seeds, dried fruits and nut to customize your bars.
- 2 1⁄2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 1⁄2 cup natural-style peanut butter
- 1⁄3 cup cocoa
- 1⁄2 cup flax seed
- 3⁄4 cup hot water
- Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Press into a foil lined 9 inch square pan.
- Chill for 30 minutes.
- Cut into 12 bars and wrap in plastic.
- Store in the refrigerator.
I made these yesterday for a bake sale, and I must admit that they were pretty delicious, not to mention simple to make and vegan to boot! I liked that it didn't even require a stovetop. I improvised quite a bit and added a lot of extras: toasted shredded coconut/ground walnut blend in place of flax seeds, minced dried apricots, raisins and craisins. I also essentially approximated the measurements for the PB and honey. These were very sweet but dense, and although there were no added refined sugars, I would probably refrain from making these too often for myself because they are just too delicious and I would eat them all. Definitely a recipe to keep.
While I thought there was a bit too much flax seed in this, the kids sure didn't complain and ate the whole thing in a day. This was an easy, no bake snack that made it into my keeper file. I think next time I will cut down on the flax seed and maybe add a bit of almond slices. I also added a small bit of mini choc. chips pressed into the top. Made for Spring Pic A Chef 09. Thanks for sharing!
These are a really nice snack to satisfy the sweet tooth without too much guilt! I made as written, but lloking forward to using other seeds (i.e. pumpkin or sunflower) and maybe chopped cranberries. Made for Spring 2008 PAC.