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Glazed Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

Glazed Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

Memories of lunchtime at school and my Aunt Shelly's kitchen come to mind when I bite into these sweet, chewy bars. My husband is the biggest fan of these peanut butter and chocolate treats. —Janis Luedtke, Westminster, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:48 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-1/4 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in the eggs, water and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° for 18-22 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 3. For glaze, in a microwave, melt chips and peanut butter; stir until smooth. Pour over warm bars; spread evenly. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 153 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein

Reviews for Glazed Peanut Butter Bars

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Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014 Edited Jul. 22, 2014

"I used sunflower seed butter instead of peanut butter because of allergies. It was nice to somewhat satisfy a peanut butter craving. One thing to note if using sunflower seed butter in baking - by the next day, because of a reaction between naturally occurring chlorogenic acid in the seeds and the baking soda, the bars will turn green. They are still good, they just look like you added green veggies to the batter. :) This site recommends reducing the amount of baking soda in your recipe by almost half (but likely, it will not rise as much as you would prefer), which balances the acidity of the ingredients and keeps them from changing color or adding a bit of lemon juice to the batter can also help maintain the color.

It would also likely be very good with almond, cashew, macadamia or other nut butters."

Reviewed Jul. 4, 2014

"Made them for a potluck and everyone loved the difference the butterscotch made!"

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2014

"I love these bars! The oats add a nice texture to the bars, and I love the flavor combo in the glaze. These are enjoyed by children and adults."

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"Very easy to bake and very delicious! !"

Reviewed Sep. 20, 2013

"This was my first time making them and my kids loved them except they were very crumbly and dry. I'm just wondering if that was because I used unsalted butter instead of regular butter?? Other than that, my kids loved them and I will definitely make them again and again! Especially for my girl Scout girls! Thank you for the recipe! Seattle, Wa"

Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"These were good, but turned out very puffy and cake-like. I was expecting something more the texture of blondies. I made them with all whole-wheat flour and old fashion oats."

Reviewed May. 31, 2013

"I've been making these bars for a couple years now. They are delicious, easy to make, and serve a lot of people. Great for bake sales, potlucks, you name it! Thanks for the recipe!"

Reviewed Apr. 13, 2013

"These are really good and pretty easy to make. My family gobbled them up really fast, so obviously they like them!!! The recipe makes a lot so they are perfect to take to gathering!"

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2013

"This is one of my favorite recipes in Taste of Home. Love it!"

Reviewed Apr. 21, 2012


Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"I, too, found that the baking time needed to be much longer. These bars were a big hit at a picnic I took them to. The only problem I had was in melting the chips and peanut butter for the glaze. It wasn't creamy enough to spread so I had to drop it on in globs which wasn't attractive in the finished product. But peanut butter makes everything taste good!"

Reviewed Jul. 2, 2011

"I love everything about these bars! I've made them several times & will continue to make them."

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2011

"Everyone who ate these thought they were delicious. The family and a visiting friend couldn't stop eating them! Baking times vary widely according to whatever stove you're using. I baked these for probably around 28 minutes, but shortly after I got a new stove about two years ago, I realized things were just taking longer to bake than they had with my old stove. Now I adjust the oven temperature up by twenty five degrees with whatever I bake, and that has solved the problem. Baking times for any recipe will depend on the baker's stove."

Reviewed Mar. 7, 2011

"These were very well received at a recent gathering. They are easy to make and make a lot for a large group. I will make them often."

Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"wow, these are amazing, if you have no self control don't make these or you will want to eat them all. Like me. haha, delicious!!"

Reviewed Jun. 15, 2010

"tasted ever so good!"

Reviewed Jun. 8, 2010

"These were a huge hit at a recent party I hosted. I will definitely make them again! had many requests for the recipe. Maybe it's the individual oven(s), mine took 22 minutes."

Reviewed May. 5, 2010

"i cooked these for 20 minutes and it was perfect! i absolutely love them!"

Reviewed Mar. 3, 2010

"I agree that the baking time is OFF for the 10 x 15 pan -- I would say it should be at least 30 minutes. Excellent frosting!"

Reviewed Feb. 27, 2010

"This is a very mild peanut butter tasting bar that is easy to make and very popular at gatherings. The baking time is off. It takes 30-40 minutes to bake."

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2009

"Very simple to make, but very delicious to eat! There is never any left over whenever I take them to a gathering. Kind of like scotcheroos, only softer."

Reviewed Feb. 26, 2008

"This is a recipe I have now made several times. They are very delicious. They make a lot. I love them cold but my family likes them soft and at room temp. This is an all around favorite and I have added it to my list of "will make agains." Thank you"

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