These Peanut Butter Yogurt Bars are made with just four ingredients and are no bake, so they are easy to whip up any time you need a sweet but healthy snack! Gluten free (assuming gluten free oats), Vegetarian
Guess what! I did it! Yesterday, I got up and went to the gym at 6 am! I really wanted to work out with other people and have someone watch my form. The other day, the owner of the gym I coach at took photos of me back squatting which sadly demonstrated an impeccable sh*t show. It was bad, so I’ve decided I need a
babysitter a coach for a while. The workout was good but I was definitely way more tired, which kind of sucked but I feel like I’ll adjust to it… hopefully.
My shoulder is feeling better just really sore so I’m taking the weights super light. Today I’m off to the chiropractor to see if some heat and stim on it will help. Then, I’m hoping to make it to a track workout tonight, we will see how I feel. I love track workouts, just hate that they are at night. Switching between night and morning workouts is the devil, it’s pure torture. One day you get 48 hours to recover and the next you get less than 12, not cool. My body likes consistency and my mind likes randomness, it’s like they are constantly at war with each other. Kind of like my war against sugar, there is no such thing is too sweet for me (bring me all the frosting) but yet I try to avoid it.
For more randomness stay tuned, I’ve got a whole post of things I want to tell you about that I can’t ever seem to fit in a post about peanut butter bars. Speaking of those, these are the result of three tries to make yogurt bars. Three times in the last two months I’ve tried and hated the result. What I finally changed? I got rid of the protein powder and stevia, upping the peanut butter powder and adding some real honey (hence my aforementioned war against sugar) in their place. All of sudden, they were delicious! I didn’t use a lot of honey, but I guess the stevia taste just wasn’t resignating with my taste buds in these bars, sometimes stevia does that (it was in the protein powder too.) I also had to work to get the consistency just right. I hate when I make a no-bake snack bar recipe and I have to eat it with a fork because you can’t really hold it. I wanted these to be firm enough you could pick them up and walk around while eating them, functional food people, functional.
A special note about these, the nutrition facts are calculated with nonfat yogurt because I’ve been eating them as a pre or post workout snack so I mainly want the protein and carbs. If you want a snack that will hold you over a bit longer I would suggest using 2% yogurt so that you get some satiating fat in there.
Peanut Butter Yogurt Bars
Yield 6 bars
- 1 cup rolled oats (use gluten-free if needed)
- 12 ounces (1.5 cup) 0% or 2% greek yogurt
- 12 tablespoons (2/3 cup) peanut butter powder (I used PB Fit)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Using a coffee grinder or food processor, grind oats into a coarse oat flour.
- Mix together the remaining ingredients.
- Line a 8 x 8 pan or dish with parchment paper and place mixture in pan. Flatten out and try to get them as even as possible.
- Place in refrigerator overnight or for at least 12 hours. Cut them into bars and enjoy!
*I used FAGE yogurt. One of my readers commented the recipe did not work when she used another brand. If the brand you bought is thinner then you may need to add more oat flour and more pb powder. The consistency should be pretty cookie dough like and sticky before you even put it in the fridge.
Courses breakfast, snack
Cuisine gluten free, healthy, treat,
Serving Size 1 bar
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrates 21 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 10 g
Protein 13 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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