Peanut butter is a staple in our house. I buy the two-pack natural peanut butter from Costco, and we go through it pretty quick. My kids love it on their sandwiches and my DH smears it on his toast every morning. But one of my DH’s favorite treats is glazed peanut butter bars.
Typically, the traditional bars contain a lot of processed sugar and butter. Don’t get me wrong, they taste great, but I really don’t need a huge batch of sugary bars at my family’s disposal! So I decided to try and make a “healthier” version.
Here’s how I made these bars a little bit healthier:
- used natural peanut butter instead of the processed stuff
- swapped old-fashioned rolled oats for quick-cooking oats due to their high fiber and high protein content
- used coconut oil instead of butter
- used antioxidant-rich dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate
Even though these are the “skinny” version of the original, the taste is fantastic. These bars were gone in two days. I caught my DH sneaking one from the fridge before bed!
I also love that this recipe makes 8 servings. I hate making a huge pan of bars and then having them tempt me every time I walk by! You could even cut the bars in half and make 16 smaller servings. Whichever you decide, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Oh, and did mention these are no-bake?! How easy is that.