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


  • 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 each: 120 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 102mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  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

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Carla User ID: 9198137 268071
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2017

"Will probably comment again after they're out of the oven! Just wanted to comment that I doubled the recipe and am baking them in a jelly roll pan. I'm not going to ice them, and I mixed the chocolate chips in with my flour mixture and added them all together. My grandmother always did that, saying that the flour coated the chips, helping them to distribute evenly throughout the dough! More after their baked! They smell heavenly!"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 250638
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2016

"Yum! Icing not needed."

Patrica390 User ID: 843063 247378
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2016

"These bar cookies were really good. I had a half package of cinnamon chips in the freezer so I added them mixed in with the chocolate chips to sprinkle on the top. Yum! I also added about a half cup of chocolate chips to the batter. Everyone loved them."

blz2rvr User ID: 3437290 245206
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2016

"I've made these twice and plan on making them again. These are really delicious and super easy. I took an extended lunch break so I could bring to work for a an afternoon snack and they were a huge hit! I mixed dark chocolate chips in with the batter and no glaze. Used super chunky peanut butter too. Super good flavor."

Lor207 User ID: 978905 244889
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2016

"Nice flavor, but very dry."

OhBeeOne User ID: 6442248 244836
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2016

"Yummy! I put chocolate chips in the mixture rather then on top and left off the icing. It was perfect for us. Not overly sweet. Like eating a wonderful chunky soft chocolate chip/peanut butter cookie. Will definitely be making this again! Thank you, Patricia Staudt, for this recipe!"

ukiebaker User ID: 6568943 244815
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2016

"easy, quick and good! I read the other reviews about them being dry, so I decided to use 6 TBL canola oil. in place of the butter. Used 1/3 c sugars as others have done and like collyflower07 I only had old fashioned oats, so I put them in a food processor and pulsed a few times. Dough was crumbly, so I patted it down evenly with my hands,. I didn't make the icing, but as soon as I took them out of the oven, I swirled/spread the chocolate chips.

YUM! Will definately make it this way again."

momax2 User ID: 1024666 244712
Reviewed Feb. 29, 2016

"Delicious! And uses pantry staples, so it's easy to make anytime. It's probably going to be my new go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe."

collyflower07 User ID: 7146368 242087
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."

lvarner User ID: 35803 236291
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."

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