Raw peanut butter oatmeal raisin squares are the perfect healthy snack for those who don’t like “healthy” snacks. I promise they will have no idea they didn’t come in a fancy wrapper.
If this alone didn’t convince you to make these delicious treats, let me also tell you that they are incredibly easy to make, fail proof too and you can store them in the freezer for months.
The ingredients don’t need to be measured perfectly and they can be tossed into a food processor all together; no complicated directions or melting ingredients in this recipe. If you want to do some subbing that’s totally fine too. Add m&m’s, chocolate chips, craisins, goji berries, crushed up walnuts, chia seeds or anything else that you’d like. You can toss in anything that might entice your children to eat this great alternative to a prepackaged dessert or candy bar. As long as you have oats, honey and peanut butter (make sure it’s real nut butter and not a hydrogenated version like Jiffy). You can store these bars in the freezer for quick and easy snacks for a month or longer. Typically, I like to make a double batch because they store so well. You can never have too many healthy freezer snacks ready to go.
Give these super simple and healthy bites a try, I’m positive they will become your family favorite too.
Raw Peanut Butter Oatmeal Raisin SquaresRecipe by Jenny Atkins of Real Food By Two MomsCourse: Food, Snacks
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup nut butter
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup raisins
- Line a 9X9 pan with baking paper.
- Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until a sticky dough forms.
- Press into the mixtures into the bottom of the lined pan. Make sure to press the mixture until it is firmly packed and tightly squeezed into all corners.
- Place the pan into the freezer for an hour or until hardened enough that you can easily cut them into bars. If you want to cut them into large squares this recipe will make 16 squares or you can also cut them into many small bite size squares that are easy for snacking.