Chia Peanut Butter Power Bars


Man, do I have a great recipe for you today!!


I was at the YMCA for a Friday morning BODYPUMP class, and Kristi happened to be teaching the class before me. And she had made bars to share with her class, complete with recipe cards.


And she just happened to have one leftover! She got the recipe from our local Hy-Vee store. And oh my goodness, they are ridiculous.


I was excited about them from the start because I love anything that incorporates chia seeds. Love those things!

I seriously ate the bar she gave me and later that same day! made a batch for myself.


They are so quick and easy – literally takes less than 10 minutes to put together. With the exception of chia seeds, which I understand not everyone has in their fridge, you should have all the ingredients on hand to make them. The original recipe calls for raisins but Kristi made them with chocolate chips..  . which I think just takes these bars to the next level. Smile Since, then I have made 3 more batches. I took some to Melanie and Becky when we got together and I think Becky might spontaneously combust if I don’t get the recipe to her soon. . . they really are that good!

I have eaten them for breakfast, after-lunch snack, afternoon snack, pre-workout fuel, or an after dinner bite.

1 3/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins or chocolate chips
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 1/2 T chia seeds
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
Fold well until all the oats are soaked in nut butter and maple syrup.
Pour into a dish.
I used a 9×9 pan, the smaller the pan, the thicker the bars will be.
Chill in fridge until firm enough to slice.
Slice into squares and wrap in plastic wrap.


Thanks again to Kristi for sharing with me!! Smile


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27 Responses to Chia Peanut Butter Power Bars

  1. Becky @ Olives n Wine

    YES!! Eat ALL the chia peanut butter power bars!! Seriously I’m obsessed. You’re a recipe genius πŸ™‚ Now I need to find someone to run next to me during my training and feed me a bite of these every so often πŸ˜‰

  2. Kim

    Oh man those look incredible!
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  3. OMG. PB, maple syrup, chocolate chips together at last! You had me at Yum!
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  4. These look SO good, and I am loving the simplicity of the ingredient list. You can’t beat that! πŸ™‚
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    • KT

      Me too – I loved that I had all the ingredients on hand and they are super easy and quick to make.

  5. I hope that everyone goes to the kitchen and makes these because they are INSANELY delicious!! They taste like monster cookie dough which is one of my all-time favorite desserts. Num! Thanks for the recipe, Katie! xoxo
    Melanie @ BeautifullyNutty recently posted..Sweet Potato with Honey Cinnamon Almond Butter & Beautiful BloomsMy Profile

  6. Making these ASAP!! The chocolate chip version, of course πŸ™‚
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  7. I have all of these ingredients and will being making these asap tonight! I love simple and easy recipes like this!
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  8. These sound awesome!!! Such a great recipe.
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  9. Those look like such an easy and tasty recipe! I’d be subbing in chocolate chips for raisins too πŸ˜‰
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  10. Mmm, all my favorite ingredients! These are so simple! Thanks for sharing. They look great.
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  11. I can’t wait to make these! I love chia seeds. πŸ™‚
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  13. Hey girl! I saw your comment on amanda from running with spoon’s blog that you are giving a presentation at HLS! What are you speaking about? I am also speaking so hopefully we will get to spend some time together!
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    • KT

      Yeah!!! Super excited to meet you and hang out! I am on a blogger panel talking about intermediate blogging – tips to advance and improve your blog. What are you talking about???

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