No-Bake Oatmeal Bars

No-Bake Honey Oat Bars Recipe

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season under way, it’s easy to forget to eat. With all the planning of eating a big feast next week, you’d think it would be easy to remember! But some of us get on that one-track mindset of getting things done and then suddenly, you’re STARVING! No one likes a Grinch this time of year, and being hungry can certainly turn you into one, so here’s a recipe for a quick and simple snack you can make and keep on-hand for when hunger strikes.

These No-Bake Honey Oat Bars are made with just a handful of simple ingredients: gluten-free quick-cook oats, salt, almond butter, coconut oil, dried apricots, blanched slivered almonds, and the star of the show – honey! I like to use Wholesome Organic Honey. There have been traces of pesticides found in honey and some honey is just not high quality, but Wholesome is a quality brand I trust.

This recipe is one of my favorites to make as a grab-and-go snack. What are some of your favorite ways to keep hunger at bay during the holiday season?

No-Bake Oatmeal Bars Recipe

5 from 4 votes
No-Bake Oatmeal Bars
No-Bake Honey Oat Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Chill time
4 hrs
Total Time
20 mins
 
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 bars
Calories: 498 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
Ingredients
  • 3 cups gluten-free quick-cook oats
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup Wholesome Organic Honey
  • cups dried apricots , chopped
  • 1 cup blanched slivered almonds
Instructions
  1. Line a 9x9-inch square cake pan with parchment paper, allowing the paper to overhand the sides of the pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine oats and salt. In a medium saucepan, combine almond butter, coconut oil, and honey and heat over low heat until melted.
  3. Pour the almond butter mixture into the oats. Stir well to combine. Stir in the apricots and almonds. Press the mixture evenly and firmly into the prepared pan. Refrigerate at least 4 hours. Using the parchment paper, remove from the pan and cut into 10 rectangles.
Recipe Notes

If you don’t have a 9-inch square pan, you can use a 9x13-inch pan. It will produce more bars this way, but they will be thinner.

Nutrition Facts
No-Bake Honey Oat Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 498 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Sodium 239mg 10%
Potassium 579mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 26g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 14.1%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 13.5%
Iron 16.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Tags: Almond Butter Almonds Bars Dried Apricots Honey Oats Wholesome Sweeteners
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