Margarita Chicken Quesadilla with Margarita Guacamole
Yup! Just like Nature Valley’s, but better!
Now I know I posted these copycat Nature Valley Oat’s ‘n Honey Bars a few months ago, but those were just the original. I mean we love the original over here, but we equally love the peanut butter.
Really though, did you think we wouldn’t? They’re sweet, crunchy peanut butter bars!
And I mean it is pretty obvious we love us some peanut butter over here.
Wasn’t it just last week that I posted this heavenly, insanely delicious, perfect warm weather treat? Yeah, I am talking about you, Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Fudge Brownie Ice Cream! And exactly one week earlier I post this crazy Grilled Banana Bread Peanut Butter S’more Sandwich!
Oh fudge, this is getting embarrassing. Not even four days earlier I posted these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Special K-bars. Yeah, those bars have an entire peanut butter layer!
So I think I need to lay off the peanut butter for a while…..
Unless of course I come up with yet another delicious way to use it. Then I will just HAVE to tell you about it. Cause really I can’t hold in the excitement. It’s pathetic.
Really, sometimes after I take pictures and I feel like the picture turned out just the way I wanted them to, I get SO excited to share the recipe with you guys. Like I think to myself “oh, they are going to LOVE this!”.
Seriously, could I get any weirder?
I actually made these because Asher wanted some more bars to have as snacks. The girl loves her snacks. She has been asking for me to make these for days. I finally gave in……like always.
That girl knows exactly how to work me.
Really she has got me wrapped around her cute little muti-colored painted finger nails, that she keeps reminding me, “Tiegy, they really need to be redone”.
These are really simple.
No, really they are. Five minutes prep, one bowl and 20 minutes in the oven. DONE!
Really you can’t get to the store and back faster than that. Plus, these things are awesome! They taste better than the ones from the shelf. Asher approved. And trust me, she’d tell you if they were bad.
I know from experience.
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Peanut Butter, Crunchy, Oatmeal goodness!
These were great, thanks!
Happy Monday!! 💘 Thanks so much for making this recipe, I love to hear that it turned out well for you! xx
Hi! These (and the originals) look exactly like what I just tried to make last night and failed miserably. All the easy no bake oat and peanut butter energy balls or bars are fine but they don’t.. travel well. SO I was on the hunt for something I could bake first and the bars that came out were softer and super.. super dry. They weren’t awful but unless you had milk on hand nah-uh. So I saw in the original recipe version, you said the cornstarch could be omitted or replaced with flour and that’s great, buuut I have a question about the rice krispie part. Could I omit that? Or replace it with another cereal? (Cheerios or Chex? Which I realize are bigger…) and could you add almond slices to this without severely ruining it? Just kinda.. looking at what I have in the pantry/fridge to make this work in between the “need to have this now for work days” and the food shopping trip.
Thanks so much! Sure, I bet you could add these without having any issues. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
Such a nice recipe; I will surely make it. I lied it so much. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much! I am really glad this turned out so well for you! xTieghan
What can I substitute honey with?
Hi there! The honey is pretty essential to this recipe, so I don’t recommend subbing it out if you can avoid. If you have to use something else, try maple syrup or agave nectar. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan
Amazing recipe !!!! I’ve made this for my hubby this afternoon. He’s a big peanut butter lover !! Can’t wait to make him taste !!!!
Awh so sweet! I hope you both love these bars Lexie! xTieghan
I’m going to have to give them a try. My husband eats the store bought kind every day.
That is amazing! I hope he loves these just as much! Thank you Kim!
I made the original bars from Half Baked Harvest. Delicious but definitely no where near bar form. Just crumbles together. Any advice? Followed recipe exactly —no substitutions. Thanks
HI! Are you firmly pressing the bars in the pan? How long are you waiting to cut them after taking them out of the oven. Hope I can help!
They didn’t hold together…..just crumbled?What did I do wrong?
I am sorry for the trouble. Can you give me some more info on how you baked this? It is hard to help without any details.
I love this recipe!! I burnt mine tho! Boo!! But even burnt they tasted really good! ???. They didn’t hold together so well tho. Maybe I didn’t compact it well enough? Or the bars were too fat? IDK. I think I used a 9×13 pan. Oooohhh! I used a metal pan. Could that be why? Any thoughts??
HI! It sounds like maybe it was the burning that was the issue. Everything else that you did sounds like it should have worked! Please let me know if you have other questions. Glad you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂
Would love to try this. Is there any substitute for coconut oil?
You can swap it for butter. Let me know if you have other questions.
the directions and ingredient list don’t match
Hi Tina, what does not match?
Thanks for the recipe me and the kiddos made these today and they were crumbly, i pressed really hard and let cool for about 10 min before attempting to cut. They were still warm. It created a crumbly mess but the flavor is great. Not sure what the issue is as other posters mentioned…
Hey! So you probably needed to let the bars cool more like 15 minutes. Cutting needs to happen at just the right time or they will crumble on you. I have also found that cutting them in the pan help them hold their form as well. Please let me know if you have any questions. Sorry for the trouble!
These look great but are they crunchy? Do you have a chewy version of gronola bars u could charge the recipe to?
Thank you! Yes, they are crunchy. here is a chewy bar:
These look great but are they crunchy? Do you have a chewy version?