Glazed Peanut Butter Bars
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
- 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
- 1-1/4 cups milk chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 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 15x10x1-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.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 153 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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Feb 19, 2019
So good. Smell so insanely good too. Adapted to gluten free by using brown rice flour and 3/4 teaspoon of xanthan gum. Also, as I was low on brown rice flour I pulverized some gluten free oats into a flour in the food processor and substituted 1/2 cup of oat flour for part of the flour. It worked just fine. Everyone went crazy for these bars. They did take a lot longer to bake then it said.
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.
Jan 2, 2017
Can't go wrong with the classic combo of peanut butter and chocolate. This is a great bar with great texture.
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.
Jul 20, 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.htmIt would also likely be very good with almond, cashew, macadamia or other nut butters.
Jul 4, 2014
Made them for a potluck and everyone loved the difference the butterscotch made!
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.
Nov 27, 2013
Very easy to bake and very delicious! !
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
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.