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No Bake Chewy Peanut Butter Bars

Hey there! I’m officially on spring break! My husband and I usually go away on vacation for spring break, but we changed it up this year and planned our vacation right after school lets out. Although I miss the sandy beaches in the Caribbean this time of year, I am enjoying being home. I have a lot of work outs planned, including training for this:


My very first 10K!!! I have only done 5ks before, so as you can imagine I have a mix of emotions…nervous, excited, etc. If you are a runner and you’re reading this, I’d love to hear any tips/advice you can give.

Today’s recipe is one that I came across on Pinterest. It has been slightly modified from The Marathon Mom’s website.

The great thing about this recipe is that you can be reassured that you’re giving your family all natural ingredients and no processed junk that is often found in store bought granola bars.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for 8 bars:


  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup of agave nectar or 1/3 cup of honey (pictured here is the honey (called for in the original recipe, but I made mine with agave nectar)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 tbsp. wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup peanuts

In a sauce pan melt the peanut butter, agave nectar, and coconut oil. Remove from the heat once it’s all melted.


Stir in oats, wheat germ, and peanuts.


Pour mixture onto a foil (or parchment paper) lined 8×8 baking dish. Freeze or place in the refrigerator until it sets up.


Cut into 12 bars. Time saver tip: I placed my into individual bags, so that I could quickly grab them throughout the week.



Nutrition information: Each bar has about 270 calories, 20 grams of healthy fat, 18.6 carbohydrates, 8 grams of protein, and 2.8 grams of fiber. 

  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in manganese
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  1. These sound so tasty!! And healthy!

  2. They really look chewy and delicious..

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