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Peanut Butter Oat Bars

With their yummy chocolate and butterscotch topping, these chewy bars are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth! Since the recipe makes a big batch, the treats are perfect for potlucks and bakes sales.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla; gradually add the oats. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 400° for 12-14 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, for topping, melt chips and peanut butter in a microwave or saucepan. Stir until blended; spread over warm bars. Cool completely; refrigerate for 2-3 hours before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 120 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • tribefan56
    May 12, 2014

    Very good - made them for my son's girlfriend who has wheat gluten allergy and she loved them.

  • Mrs_T
    Feb 24, 2014

    We loved these. I had made a similar recipe called Oh Henry Bars, many years ago, and stopped making it because, although the bars were delicious, they were very hard to get out of the pan. Usually, most of the oat mixture remained in the bottom of the pan. Still, this recipe was a little different in that it included some peanut butter in the oat mix and also the milk chocolate and butterscotch chips in the topping was a difference from my old recipe which had called only for semisweet chips and peanut butter. I decided to give these a try, but just to be sure they came out of the pan I lined it with parchment paper which I then sprayed with baking spray. They came out of the pan perfectly and were, as a reviewer said below, very firm. Yet they were not too hard to cut, and I wanted to cut them small because I was taking them to a potluck. I expected them to be too chewy, but they turned out just right. Most were eaten at the potluck yesterday, and the only reason there are any left in the tin at all is that I moved it to another location. While it remained on the counter, my husband kept eating them. I will be making these again as they are easy and contain no wheat.

  • xicota
    Oct 24, 2012

    I made these exactly as directed, then cooled them in the refrigerator for two hours (per instructions). They were as hard as concrete, and almost impossible to cut. Much too chewy, and the predominant flavor was of uncooked oatmeal. Sorry, but I won't be making these again.

  • cherrylady
    Mar 1, 2009

    We loved these bars! The only deviation I made was not cooling them for 2-3 hours -- we were eating them by then! My 13 year old wanted them for her birthday instead of a cake!

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    Oct 26, 2005

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