Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars Recipe
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

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4.5 85 93
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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
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

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

Directions

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.
Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
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 each: 120 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 102mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

  • 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
  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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JoycemRhodes User ID: 6846874 272515
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2017

"Its Sept. 1, 2017 and I made these this morning and they are wonderful. and I will make them again."

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 269802
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2017

"We love these bars. They're so easy to fix!!"

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 269801
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2017

"These bars arecso good and easy to prepare!"

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MonnaL User ID: 4544100 269763
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2017

"I always make these exactly as the recipe states, but sometimes use chunky peanut and sometimes use creamy. Also, I sometimes use old fashioned oats. Always delicious and get rave reviews. This is my go to recipe when I want a quick, impressive cookie to share. Thank you for this recipe that makes me look like an awesome baker!"

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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!"

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

"Yum! Icing not needed."

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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."

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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."

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

"Nice flavor, but very dry."

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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!"

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