No Bake Breakfast Cookie Bars

This recipe is my apology, part 2.

I’m appealing to your desire for easy mornings, simple recipes, nutritious food and most of all, chocolate.

Truly, this is so easy to make, my daughters typically make several batches a week, by themselves, for snacking and breakfasts when mornings are busy (or mommy was up too late and the coffee just hasn’t kicked in. C’mon. You know what I’m talking about.)

Some of the additional ingredients are optional – so you can make the basic version, which is still incredibly filling and contains healthy fats to keep your little ones (and you) full all morning.  However, throw in those few extra add-ins if you have them on hand and this recipe goes from “ooh, that looks yummy and nutritious” to “Holy Nutritional Overload Batman”.

ok, you get the point.

So, to conclude my apologies for being absent so long, I give to you my No Bake Breakfast Cookie Bars

No Bake Breakfast Cookie Bars


  • 2 c raw peanut butter
  • 1 c coconut oil
  • 1 c raw honey
  • 1 tsp vanillla
  • 4.5 c old fashioned oats
  • 2 c unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 c chocolate chips
  • optional:
  • 1 Tb collagen
  • 1/2 c nuts or seeds (we love sunflower or pumpkin)


  1. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients (except chocolate chips) - oats, coconut, salt and any optional ingredients and set aside.
  2. In a sauce pan, combine the peanut butter and coconut oil and stir over low heat until coconut oil melts and peanut butter softens.
  3. Remove from the heat and add in raw honey and the vanilla and stir to combine.
  4. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  5. Pour your dough into a 9x13 pan and spread evenly, but don't press down yet.
  6. Once it's distributed evenly, sprinkle the chocolate chips on top and then press the dough down firmly with the back of a spoon, smooshing the chips onto the top.
  7. Refrigerate one hour and then cut into 24 bars (or whatever size your munchkins will eat! They will look small, but they're filling!)

this is linked to Allergy Free Thursdays

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Homeschool Planner SALE (in which I come grovelling!)

Whenever you need to apologize to someone, it’s always good to come with a well prepared and heartfelt speech, expressing your immense sorrow over your actions…or in my case, the lack of actions.  As in, I have not blogged since June.

So, my heartfelt speech goes like this:

Sorry.  Here’s a planner at half price and later this week, there will be a new recipe featuring chocolate and peanut butter.  Can we still be friends?

I mean it with all my heart, but lets face it, you deserve something in return for my inexcusable (homeschool filled, job changed, new job acquired, holiday ridden, toddler-run) absence and what’s better than homeschool goodies and a new dessert recipe?

In the mean time, here’s a token of my appreciation – from now until 11:59pm on January 1st, you can grab my Charlotte Mason-Inspired Homeschool Planner for 50% off!!!  It’s been going like hotcakes this fall, but for those that want to change things up over the holiday and give it a try, now’s your chance!

Sometimes it’s nice to freshen things up and ditch that old planner (or, who’s kidding, that pencil and college-ruled notebook paper that you paid a penny for at the beginning of the year).

You can read all about the planner and why you desperately need it in your life here!

Go ahead. Click on over.  I’ll still be here.

Great, now, to purchase it at 50% off, all you need to do is enter in the code: INEEDANEWPLANNER

And that’s it!  Just like that, our friendship is restored and we can continue on as usual!

Don’t forget to come back – the rest of my ploy to win over your love is coming in the form of food this week!

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Linked to: Allergy Free Thursdays

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FREE Daily Docket Printable

FREE Daily Docket Printable :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog

Oh Monday….

I thought I’d pop on quickly today, amidst the laundry piles, sink full of dishes and garden that needs to be weeded to show you what I created (and what I use) to keep myself organized…or at least close to it.

I have gone through multiple planners, some I’ve loved, some I only use during our formal school year, and some that weren’t worth it, I just liked the pretty font.

For now, during this season of our lives, I’ve started using my notebook (and sometime just a simple clipboard) and this daily docket – a look at my day and what needs to be done, broken down by category.

Take a look and see how I use mine! (Yes, I talk fast.  I always talk fast.)


Download your FREE Daily Docket here!


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