Amazing No-Bake Sesame Vanilla Oat Bars

Sometimes switching things up a bit turns out to be a delicious decision!  That is most definitely the case when I took a break from my beloved peanut butter to develop this Amazing No-Bake Sesame Vanilla Oat Bars recipe!

Amazing No Bake Sesame Vanilla Oat Bars

I was given three jars of Simply Sesame complimentary in order to create an original recipe for the Simply Sesame Blogger Recipe Challenge.  All content and photos are 100% my own. This post does contain affiliate links.  See our Disclosure Statement for more information.

I have only ever used sesame butter in hummus recipes.  I’ve also enjoyed my fair share of sesame chicken.  For this recipe challenge, I chose to use it in a way I never had before – in a dessert!

Amazing No Bake Sesame Vanilla Oat Bars

I love peanut butter and eat it almost every single day.  I’ve probably eaten more peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch than any other meal, even as an adult!  It’s also the star in countless desserts!  Peanut Butter Pie, Peanut Butter Cupcakes, Peanut Butter Ice Cream!  It’s everywhere! But, sometimes a little change is good too!  A spin on the classic that’s equally delicious!  That was my goal when creating these No-Bake Sesame Vanilla Oat Bars.  They had to be delicious, yet different.  And of course, they had to be amazing!

Amazing No Bake Sesame Vanilla Oat Bars

I chose to use Simply Sesame in the Vanilla with Almond Bits flavor for these bars.  The vanilla flavor really comes through and the almond bits add a little crunch!

Making these No-Bake Sesame Vanilla Oat Bars is super easy!  It’s just a matter of melting some butter in a pan, and gradually mixing in all the remaining ingredients until you get a stiff batter. Then all you have to do is spread the batter into a pan, top with mini chocolate chips if you so desire (I highly recommend it!), and finally, refrigerate them for a few hours.

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You can serve No-Bake Sesame Vanilla Oat Bars at your holiday gatherings, kid’s parties, bake sales, or just because!  They make a great little treat after dinner too!

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Simply Sesame comes in three different flavors: Vanilla with Almond Bits, Pistachio & a Hint of Cardamom, and Roasted Sesame.  You can order it straight from Amazon.com, then be sure to try out my No-Bake Sesame Vanilla Oat Bars recipe!  I promise you that you will be surprised how delicious a little change can be!

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To learn more about Simply Sesame visit their website at www.SimplySesame.com, or check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Enjoy!!

Amazing No-Bake Sesame Vanilla Oat Bars
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  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the sugar, milk, and Simply Sesame until well-blended and smooth. Mix in the oats a 1/2 cup at a time, until the mixture is stiff (you can add more oats if needed).
  2. Line a square baking pan with parchment paper leaving extra paper over the sides of the pan. Spread the oat mixture into the pan, pressing it in evenly. Top with mini chocolate chips, if desired.
  3. Refrigerate until firm, about 4 hours. To cut, lift the bars out of the pan with the parchment paper, place on a cutting board, and cut into 9 bars. Store any extras in the refrigerator.
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip NILLA Wafer Sandwiches

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Leave Santa a little something new this year with these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip NILLA Wafer Sandwiches!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip NILLA Wafer Sandwiches

I don’t know many people who don’t like peanut butter and chocolate together.  In fact, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like this oh-so-yummy combination!  My kids and I are pretty sure that Santa loves it too, so we came up wth these fun little Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip NILLA Wafer Sandwiches!  We are planning to leave them out for the big man in red alongside a nice warm cup of Swiss Miss® Hot Cocoa with Marshmallows!  Yum!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip NILLA Wafer Sandwiches

Making cookies for Santa is a popular family tradition for many families!  I used to make them with my mom and it’s a tradition that my own children now enjoy!  This year we decided to try out something new and came up with an easy recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip NILLA Wafer Sandwiches!ibotta-1I picked up a box of NILLA Wafers, Peter Pan Natural Peanut Butter, Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa, and mini chocolate chips at Walmart.  There is an Ibotta offer now where you can earn up to $2 when you buy NILLA Wafers, Peter Pan Simply Ground™, and Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa.

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With the help of my oldest son, Jaxon, we were able to whip together an easy peanut butter icing using the Peter Pan Natural Peanut Butter.  It only takes a few additional ingredients and a mixer!

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Next, we add a thick layer of the peanut butter icing onto the flat part of one NILLA Wafer, sprinkle on some mini chocolate chips, and top with a second NILLA Wafer.

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Squeeze the NILLA Wafers together gently until the icing just about reaches the edge of the cookies, then add some extra mini chocolate chips around the edges, if desired.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip NILLA Wafer Sandwiches

This recipe makes about 25 NILLA Wafer sandwiches, so there will be plenty of extras for your family to enjoy as well!  For more delicious ideas CLICK HERE!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip NILLA Wafer Sandwiches
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Nilla Wafer Sandwiches
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Peanut Butter & Chocolate Nilla Wafer Sandwiches
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  1. In a mixer, beat the butter and Peter Pan Simply Ground™ on medium speed until well blended, then slowly add the milk. Gradually add the powdered sugar until icing reaches the desired consistency. I used 1 1/4 Cups to get a relatively stiff icing.
  2. Spread about 1/2 teaspoon of icing onto a NILLA Wafer and sprinkle on mini chocolate chips. Top with a second NILLA Wafer. Gently squeeze the NILLA Wafers together, then add more mini chocolate chips to the edges , if desired.
  3. Serve with Swiss Miss® Hot Cocoa!
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