Glazed Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

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Glazed Peanut Butter Bars Recipe
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Glazed Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

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Memories of lunchtime at school and my Aunt Shelly's kitchen come to mind when I bite into these sweet, chewy bars. My husband is the biggest fan of these peanut butter and chocolate treats. —Janis Luedtke, Westminster, Colorado
MAKES:
48 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:
48 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-1/4 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

Directions

In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in the eggs, water and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° for 18-22 minutes or until lightly browned.
For glaze, in a microwave, melt chips and peanut butter; stir until smooth. Pour over warm bars; spread evenly. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Glazed Peanut Butter Bars in Taste of Home August/September 2007, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 153 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-1/4 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in the eggs, water and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° for 18-22 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. For glaze, in a microwave, melt chips and peanut butter; stir until smooth. Pour over warm bars; spread evenly. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Glazed Peanut Butter Bars in Taste of Home August/September 2007, p31

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Sillyman1 User ID: 1306631 270116
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2017

"I decided that I'd try this recipe for a church potluck. It was easy and was well received. I was lucky that I even got a bite as it went so fast. I just wish that the bars weren't so thin. Otherwise this was a great recipe that I'd make again."

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randcbruns User ID: 828588 259057
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2017

"Can't go wrong with the classic combo of peanut butter and chocolate. This is a great bar with great texture."

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amsm User ID: 8302234 252681
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2016

"You can't go wrong with this peanut butter, oatmeal, and chocolate combination! I have made these for several years now and they are my favorite peanut butter bar! I often make them for company and get great reviews."

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Amy the Midwife User ID: 2816815 209168
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014 Edited Jul. 22, 2014

"I used sunflower seed butter instead of peanut butter because of allergies. It was nice to somewhat satisfy a peanut butter craving. One thing to note if using sunflower seed butter in baking - by the next day, because of a reaction between naturally occurring chlorogenic acid in the seeds and the baking soda, the bars will turn green. They are still good, they just look like you added green veggies to the batter. :) This site recommends reducing the amount of baking soda in your recipe by almost half (but likely, it will not rise as much as you would prefer), which balances the acidity of the ingredients and keeps them from changing color or adding a bit of lemon juice to the batter can also help maintain the color. http://ochef.com/1267.htm

It would also likely be very good with almond, cashew, macadamia or other nut butters."

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GStaelens User ID: 1765741 153656
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2014

"Made them for a potluck and everyone loved the difference the butterscotch made!"

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lvarner User ID: 35803 99284
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2014

"I love these bars! The oats add a nice texture to the bars, and I love the flavor combo in the glaze. These are enjoyed by children and adults."

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lrivera5674 User ID: 7511301 209167
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"Very easy to bake and very delicious! !"

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mwaiau User ID: 7413524 169475
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2013

"This was my first time making them and my kids loved them except they were very crumbly and dry. I'm just wondering if that was because I used unsalted butter instead of regular butter?? Other than that, my kids loved them and I will definitely make them again and again! Especially for my girl Scout girls! Thank you for the recipe! Seattle, Wa"

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keverwann User ID: 1807985 172012
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"These were good, but turned out very puffy and cake-like. I was expecting something more the texture of blondies. I made them with all whole-wheat flour and old fashion oats."

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arustad User ID: 4496471 168729
Reviewed May. 31, 2013

"I've been making these bars for a couple years now. They are delicious, easy to make, and serve a lot of people. Great for bake sales, potlucks, you name it! Thanks for the recipe!"

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