• Peanut Buttery Bars

    June 17, 2009

    Holy peanut butter!

    These soft and chewy bars are jam-packed with peanut buttery flavor. They’re also a tad on sweet side thanks to a healthy portion of agave nectar. The old fashioned oats give the bars a nice, thick texture.

    The best part about these Peanut Buttery Bars is that they only require 5 ingredients (chocolate chips optional) and take just 20 minutes to make- start to finish.

    Makes 12 bars

    Ingredients:

    • 1.5 cups old fashioned oats
    • 1/2 all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup agave nectar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
    • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

    Directions:

    • Preheat oven to 350*F degrees. Spray 8-inch square baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine ingredients until smooth.
    • Spread batter in prepared baking pan, and bake for approximately 15-18 minutes until the top of the bars begin to brown.
    • Let bars cool completely in pan before cutting.

    Each bar has approximately 137 calories (without chocolate chips).


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    Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] April 2, 2010 at 12:28 am

    Wow, how simple…the chocolate chips are a must!

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    Beverly April 11, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Now I have to run back home from where I’m at and grab my agave nectar! LOL Wonder if WalMart carries it? I’ve never looked there. Hmmm? Definitely going to make these! How did I miss this post originally? Must have been sleepin! LOL

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    Vicki Thomas June 8, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    I made these tonight and didn’t use the agave nectar – not a fan of sweet things… My bars completely crumbled when I went to cut them – is this because I didn’t use the agave? Any ideas on something else I can use to make them stick? I salvaged the “bars” and crumbled it all up to make peanut butter granola. All measured out into 1/4 cup servings and stored in baggies in the freezer now.

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    Debbie June 15, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Where do I find agave nectar in the store? I am not familiar with this item and I want to make these PB bars. Thanks

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    Janine June 16, 2010 at 2:47 am

    I made these today. I used Muesli (I dont have any oats at home) and used egg replacer (my son is allergic) and they turned out great. I wanted to say Agave Nectar (is very like honey only not quite as sticky or as sweet) is found in health food shops but you can use a good runny honey in its place if you like. Thanks for this recipe.

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    Wei-Wei June 23, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    @Vicki Thomas: I omitted agave nectar, too! I think that the liquid element of them binds them together; maybe you could double the egg, or use honey instead? The next time I make these I’m replacing with pancake syrup 😉

    Wei-Wei

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    nicole March 8, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Vicki- I’m going to try without the agave too. I’m thinking of using applesauce instead. Worth a try!

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    Justeen @ Blissful Baking March 25, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Just made these with honey instead of agave. DELICIOUS!! The boyfriend really likes them too :) Awesome, easy recipe!

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    Carol June 24, 2011 at 9:31 am

    These look like a great replacement for my favorite dessert: Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars. My recipe calls for lots of corn syrup and corn flakes. I’m thinking old fashioned oats and agave nectar are a better idea!

    Love your book, btw. I’m working my way through your recipes. The granola is a hit – I like to eat it in a bowl as a topping to one tablespoon of peanut butter and sliced bananas. Oh my. Your Mediterranean salad is simple and delicious, too. Thank you!

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