Easy Peanut Butter Bars

Let life be sweet like chocolate.

I am all about easy when it comes to quick breakfasts or snacks. Who has time for the whole shebang? Not this busy girl.

I am not a banana girl at all but if they are paired with chocolate and peanut butter how can you go wro

These simple bars are perfect for on the go people like me or to stash in the lunchbox for the kiddos.


• 3 super ripe bananas

• 1/4 cup smooth, natural peanut butter

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

• 1 1/4 cup instant or quick cooking oats

• 1/2 teaspoon salt

• 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

• 1/2 cup chocolate chips


1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a loaf pan or line with parchment paper.

2. Add the bananas to a large bowl and mash until almost smooth. Add in the peanut butter and vanilla extract and mix well.

3. Add in the oats, salt, and baking powder and mix to combine. Fold in 1/3 cup of the chocolate chips, reserving the rest for the top of the bars.

4. Pour the mixture into the loaf pan, using a spoon or spatula to smooth it out on top. Add the remaining chocolate chips to the top of the bars. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

5. Let cool and cut into 6-8 pieces.