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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars Recipe
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

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Oatmeal, peanut butter and chocolate chips make these bars a big hit with kids of all ages. Since I always have these basic ingredients on hand, I can whip up a batch anytime. —Patricia Staudt, Marble Rock, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • ICING:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 120 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 102 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugars and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture and mix well. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  2. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  3. Combine icing ingredients; drizzle over the top. Cool completely. Cut into bars. Yield: 3-4 dozen.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Bars in Taste of Home February/March 1996, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 120 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 102 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 2, 2015

"I'm not sure what went wrong for me with these ones. They seem to have gotten great reviews but mine are really dry. They were easy to make. I might give them another try."

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Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"Great recipe!! Though I tweaked it to make half the quantity and eggless."

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Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"I always sub something for the sugar. Applesauce is good, or make your own cranberry sauce and the like. Works for me."

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Reviewed Feb. 27, 2015

"great!"

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Reviewed Feb. 27, 2015

"The original name of this recipe was "Peanut Butter Bars." It's been a favorite in our family since it was first published in TOH in 2/96. Don't change a thing; it's perfect as written. My two youngest kids got their fellow high school track team members hooked on them for a couple of years, so I had to make two pans of them every week for awhile. Also, a good bar to grab when you don't have time to eat breakfast."

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