Homemade chocolate peanut butter oat bars

Claire Gallam

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Need a healthy, super quick treat for your whining kids? Look no further than this 15 minute microwave oatmeal bars made with creamy peanut butter and chocolate! For about the time it takes to buy a box of granola bars, you can have your own, healthier versions made at home. What's better than that?

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These bars are the epitome of quick and easy and since they are made with kid-approved ingredients like peanut butter and chocolate, they will quickly become favorites in your household. To save time in the future, make a huge batch so you can just grab and go on your way to soccer practice, work or even on a road trip! You can also add extra chocolate chips, nuts or M&M's to add some variety to each batch.

Recipe adapted from Love Veggies and Yoga.

Homemade chocolate peanut butter oat bars

Yields 6 bars


  • 1 cup regular oats
  • 4 tablespoons milk chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons low-fat creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter


  1. Melt butter, milk, chocolate chips and peanut butter in the microwave, stirring after 30 seconds, until completely melted.
  2. Add oats and stir until fully mixed.
  3. Press mixture into the bottom of a square cake pan and let chill for at least 20 minutes, or until mixture is hard. Cut into bars and enjoy!

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.