No Bake Peanut Butter Berry Bars

Guess who’s back in the kitchen having fun with new recipe concoction? This girl. I definitely put the cooking creativity on the back burner this summer while I was studying, and although my Peaches n’ Cream Oatmeal Cake certainly uses summer fruit, I haven’t shared too many made-for-summer recipes since I started Renaissance Runner Girl last December. All that changes today with these No Bake Peanut Butter Berry Bars. Which, as you’ve probably guessed, are no-bake and therefore perfect for hot weather.

 

No Bake Peanut Butter Berry Bars

 

 

I came up with the idea when I was craving my Dreamy Peanut Butter Cookie Bites but didn’t want to use the oven. The berries were the result of constantly eating all the wild raspberries I can find, while also wanting to incorporate them into some recipe other than the kind where I spoon peanut butter out of the jar and alternate between downing that and tossing back berries.

 

 

Wild raspberries

 

 

The result? A mouthwatering blend of peanut butter and fresh berries. Together with oats and honey they make for a perfectly portable bar. There are only four ingredients. They’re gluten-free. And if you use natural peanut butter, they are completely natural, sugar-free, and dairy-free (maple syrup instead of honey will also make them vegan). Hope you like them as much as I do!

 

 

No Bake Peanut Butter Berry Bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Berry Bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Berry Bars

 

 

 

No Bake Peanut Butter Berry Bars
 
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 8
Deliciously gluten-free peanut butter bars, bursting with berries and necessitating no baking!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups gluten free quick oats*
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter**
  • 1/4 cup honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1/4 cup fresh berries
Instructions
  1. Mix peanut butter and honey together.
  2. Add in oats and stir until coated with the mixture.
  3. Add half the berries and stir until mixed throughout.
  4. On a sheet of wax paper, press the mixture into a large square shape.
  5. Sprinkle remaining berries on top and smash them so the juices mix with the bars.
  6. Place in a sealed container in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Remove and slice into 8 small rectangular bars (you can also make squares).
  8. Enjoy!
Serving size: 1 bar Protein: 7
Notes
*You can also use rolled oats, but I prefer the smaller pieces of quick oats and the smoother consistency.[br]**You may need to melt the peanut butter a bit in the microwave depending on your brand of choice.

 

 

 

Deliciously gluten free No Bake Peanut Butter Berry Bars for summer.

 

 

 

 

Do you prefer no-bake treats in summer?

 

Any favorite summer fruits you try to use in recipes?

 

 

 

 

 

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5 thoughts on “No Bake Peanut Butter Berry Bars

  1. LOVE no bake recipes all the time! I always feel like bars/healthy treats are so much more tasty when they are no bake… maybe I am just picky about the “cooked appropriately” vs. “over cooked” but any recipe with oats is tricky for me to master cooking! Love the recipe!! Thanks for sharing : )

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    • They are – just four ingredients and no fancy flours, nuts or seeds required 🙂 I can’t buy a lot of complex GF flours since then it takes forever to use a bag and they crowd my cabinet but I always have oats, PB and honey on hand.

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