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These one-bowl, no-bake energy squares ensure a quick way to refuel during long meetings, tough workouts or that mid-afternoon energy slump. Feel free to swap the blueberries for your favorite dried fruit and the pistachios for your favorite nut--but keep the maple syrup as is; we found using less than 1/2 cup resulted in crumbly bars.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2018


Recipe Summary

10 mins
1 hr 10 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Line an 8-inch-square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving extra hanging over two sides. Lightly coat the parchment with cooking spray.

  • Mix peanut butter and maple syrup in a large bowl. Stir in oats, blueberries, pistachios and salt. Spread the mixture firmly and evenly into the prepared pan. Refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour. Cut into 16 squares.


To make ahead: Store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days or refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Equipment: Parchment paper

Tip: People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should use oats that are labeled “gluten-free,” as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

Nutrition Facts

1 square
206 calories; protein 5.7g; carbohydrates 21.5g; dietary fiber 2.8g; sugars 10.5g; fat 10.6g; saturated fat 1.6g; vitamin a iu 17.3IU; vitamin c 1.3mg; folate 7.4mcg; calcium 20.3mg; iron 0.8mg; magnesium 17.2mg; potassium 108.1mg; sodium 126.8mg; added sugar 9g.

1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 other carb, 2 fat