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Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Chewy Bars Recipe

Contributors: Kristina LaRue, RD, CSSD, LDN, CLT

Published: July 29, 2015

Rebecca Clyde, MS, RDN, CD

These are the ultimate homemade snack — soft like an oatmeal cookie and made with wholesome ingredients you can feel good about.


½ cup natural or regular peanut butter
1 extra ripe banana, pureed
¼ cup clover honey
2 tablespoons water
¼ teaspoon coarse crystal salt
2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
⅓ cup raisins
⅓ cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips


Before you begin: Wash your hands.

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (162°C). Line an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together peanut butter, banana, honey, water and salt. Stir in oats, raisins and chocolate chips. Pour mixture into baking dish. Mash down firmly to form to pan and smooth top with back of a spoon.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes. Place bars in freezer for 15 minutes to cool quickly and slice into 16 individual bars. To keep fresh, store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to seven days.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 bar (35 grams)
Serves 16

Calories: 135; Total fat: 6g; Saturated fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 66mg; Carbohydrates: 20g; Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 10g; Protein: 3g; Potassium: 148mg; Phosphorus: 83mg

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