Fruity Oaty Bars – Firefly Dinner Party, Part II

22 Aug

Yesterday, I posted about the Firefly dinner party my friends and I enjoyed, complete with themed foods and drinks! Here’s the continuation of that: Kaylee and River’s foods!

This post is also in conjunction with the August challenge of Recipe Redux: bars and bites for brown bags. These fruity oaty bars are the perfect snack bar for school lunches, after school snacks, mid-day nibbles at the office, or even before/after a workout!

Fruity Oaty Bars |

Fruity Oat Bars |

Kaylee, being the girly grease monkey she is, deserved something sweet, bright, a little healthy, and a whole lotta shiny. So, we created Kaylee’s Shiny Smoothies: plain nonfat yogurt, fresh strawberries, fresh basil, and a little bit of honey – blend it together, and enjoy!

Kaylee's Shiny Smoothies |

Kaylee's Shiny Smoothie |

Fruity Oat Bars |

Kaylee & River were such fun together! Just like these bars & smoothies.

Fruity oaty bars
Make a man out of a mouse
Fruity oaty bars
Make you bust out of your blouse
Eat them all the time
Let them blow your mind
Wǒ hěn jiāo nián diūliǎn wǒ méiyǒu chī Fruity Oaty Bar!ˆ
Fruity oaty bars
Fruity oaty bars

The choice for River was an obvious one: Fruity Oaty Bars. This version contains no subliminal messages, but is instead packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats. I chose to use raisins as the “fruity” part, and peanut butter holds together the oats. Instant nonfat powdered milk lends a great dose of protein. These are easy to make, require no baking, but won’t make you bust out of your blouse 😛

Fruity Oaty Bars, adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie

Makes 12 bars

  • 1.5 C old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2/3 C instant nonfat powdered milk
  • 1/2 C peanut butter
  • 1/2 C honey
  • 1/2 C raisins (or dried fruit of choice)

Line a 8×8″ baking pan with parchment or wax paper – set aside.

Mix dry ingredients together first in a medium bowl. Add in peanut butter, honey and raisins. Mix well until completely combined – you want nothing to remain “dry!”

Press the mixture into the prepared pan and spread it out to the edges & corners. Use another sheet of parchment or wax paper on top to press down the mixture so it’s even in the pan. Freeze until hard – at least an hour or two, then cut into bars.

Fruity Oat Bars |

Keep chilled in the fridge, or store in an air-tight container in the freezer to last even longer as if these won’t be eaten in 24 hours!)


12 Responses to “Fruity Oaty Bars – Firefly Dinner Party, Part II”

  1. gretchen | kumquat August 22, 2014 at 6:55 am #

    i love that you’re having firefly dinner parties! nathan fillion in that show is pure dessert. if i lived nearby i’d crash… and happily consume a oat bar too!

    • xtinaluvspink August 22, 2014 at 6:58 am #

      Thank you! Still trying to figure out the theme of our next dinner party – results of which will surely be featured here again! And yes, Nathan IS pure dessert 🙂

  2. genevieve y August 22, 2014 at 3:42 pm #

    I love oats in anything and everything. Yum!

  3. Terra Baltosiewich (@CafeTerraBlog) August 24, 2014 at 8:59 pm #

    Oh how I wish that Firefly would have been signed on for more than one season. Love love that show. Your bars sound delicious, and would be a perfect snack! Take care, Terra

  4. Sarah Grace August 24, 2014 at 10:55 pm #

    Sounds great! I’m a part of the “21st posting” RR group so I typically don’t see the recipes from the other group, but I’m glad I decided to look at this link up as well!

    xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.

  5. Nikki August 25, 2014 at 3:57 pm #

    Any substitutions for the powdered milk to still make this turn out okay? I am a mom to a newborn and going to the store for one ingredient isn’t possible in the next few days but I really want to make this recipe!

    • xtinaluvspink August 25, 2014 at 5:24 pm #

      Congrats!! You could replace with any flavor protein powder. Lacking that, coconut flour might work.

  6. Cindy Kerschner August 28, 2014 at 3:42 am #

    Oat bars are great anytime!

  7. Tiff September 29, 2014 at 12:49 pm #

    Looks great! Oats are so versatile. 🙂

    • xtinaluvspink September 29, 2014 at 12:50 pm #

      Thanks! I need to make another batch of these soon 🙂

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