No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

I am an adult with cystic fibrosis. I am also lactose intolerant, so I needed to find a way to get the calories, fat and protein that I was getting from milk, from another source. I lost 10 pounds after I stopped drinking milk. I wanted to make something that I could take with me to the gym or on long hikes, so it had to be portable. I was eating energy bars, but they were expensive and I didn't like the taste, so I decided to make my own. I can cut them off as needed and take them with me to the gym or on long hikes, sometimes I eat them in the car if I don't have time for breakfast.

by Eric M.

Nutrition information

Servings: 16

Amount per serving

  • 570
  • 650mg
  • 16g
  • 20mg


  • 3 c old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 c honey
  • 16 oz natural peanut butter
  • 1 c dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, etc)
  • 1 c crushed nuts (almonds, cashews, etc)
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • Add All Ingredients


Step 1
Combine honey and peanut butter in a large mixing bowl.

Step 2
Combine oats, dried fruit and nuts in a large mixing bowl.

Step 3
Combine dry ingredients with the wet ingredients, one cup at a time, until thoroughly mixed.

Step 4
Press into a 9x9 pan or dish of some kind.

Step 5
Eat right away or refrigerate overnight to let it set.