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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 Jul. 18, 2014

Then family loved these--they were gone in no time! Easy to make too!

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Reviewed Jun. 1, 2014

I really liked these and they were really easy to whip up! The frosting made them extra good!

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Reviewed May. 21, 2014

i didn't think there was very much flavor. they are easy though.

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Reviewed May. 20, 2014

Excellent and easy! A definite keeper for when an easy dessert is needed. Bars cut beautifully. Only change I made was to use Hershey's Special Dark chocolate chips instead of semi sweet. Eaten up very fast!

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Reviewed May. 3, 2014

Wonderful!!!!!!! Gone in 5 minutes! My friends loved this, husband too!

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