Peanut Butter Oatmeal Squares Recipe
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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Squares Recipe

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The combination of peanut butter and oatmeal makes these bars popular. My children love them with a cold glass of milk, and I've taken them to many church suppers, too.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ICING:
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 352 calories, 19g fat (5g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 195mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein


  1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening, sugars and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in water and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt; beat into creamed mixture just until combined. Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  3. In a small bowl, beat the icing ingredients until smooth. Pour over warm bars. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Squares in Country Extra May 2005, p49

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Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"Delicious! The pan is almost gone! Everyone keeps dipping into them! Thanks for the great recipe!"

Reviewed Jul. 10, 2009

"Found this in TOH Church Suppers- These are devine. Everyone loved them, I have no suggestions.Thank you Marilyn."

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