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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.

Reviews for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars

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Reviewed Jan. 19, 2016

""Addictive" - Coworker

I only had old-fashioned slow cooking oatmeal, and that worked perfectly.
I also added a handful of white chocolate chips and peanuts to the top, in addition to the regular chocolate chips."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2015

"These were very tasty. I prefer some crunch, so I like using chunky peanut butter in the bars and sprinkling chopped peanuts over top of the icing."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2015

"The family loved them, however they felt chunky peanut butter would be better. I'll have to try that next time."

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Reviewed Jul. 21, 2015

"These are great and super easy! My four sons and husband loved them!!!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2015

"Very tasty with good flavor and texture with the oats. I didn't do the icing and still enjoyed these."

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