Peanut Butter Bars VII Recipe -
Peanut Butter Bars VII Recipe
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Peanut Butter Bars VII

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"This is like a peanut butter oatmeal cookie with chocolate and frosting on top. Very easy to make, YUM!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 10x15 inch jellyroll pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and 3/4 cup peanut butter until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the peanut butter mixture. Mix in the oats until evenly distributed. Press the dough evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the top. Return to the oven for 2 more minutes, or until chocolate chips are shiny. Remove and spread the chips out smooth. Set aside to cool. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining peanut butter, confectioners' sugar and evaporated milk until smooth. Spread over the chocolate layer when cool. Cut into bars.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 14, 2003

Excellent! My kids, my husband and I, and my in-laws all LOVED this bar! I simplified it by mixing the chips in the batter, then baked it at 350 for 18 minutes. I totally skipped the frosting and no one missed it. My mother-in-law made sure she had this recipe when they left! I made this twice in one weekend - this is definitely a keeper!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 29, 2012

I put them in a 9x13. They taste like oatmeal cake with a little peanut butter flavor. They are good, but not what I was hoping for. If I make them again I will cut the oatmeal by 1/4-1/2 cup.


18 Ratings

Nov 06, 2007

These were just like the bars I had in elementary school growing up! My dough did not spread to fill out the whole pan, but it didn't matter. I broke up chocolate bars instead of using chips. I did half with milk chocolate, and the other half with semi-sweet. Everyone had their favorite! I had to eat 4 bars before deciding I didn't have a favorite! Everyone asked me for the recipe. Peanut butter bars are not known here in England (or they just aren't popular), but they were a big hit with all my UK friends- even with the people who don't like peanut butter!

Mar 31, 2007

made these for the church luncheon. they were ok, but thin. I would put them in a smaller pan to make them thicker and cut them into smaller squares.

Apr 27, 2012

I made a couple of small changes, but regardless this is a great recipe from what I tasted. I cut the recipes in half using the recipe calculator. I added the chips into the batter, but I used some cinnamon chips that I had leftover. I didn't add the icing because I just ran out of powdered sugar making cupcakes a few days ago. These bars are crumbly, so be warned about that, but the taste is amazingly delicious!

Jan 17, 2012

so delicious!!

Nov 14, 2003

Thanks so much for posting this recipe! My daycare used to give us these, and I found a recipe for it a few years ago, but it got lost (along with a whole lot of other recipes). Just lately I've been REALLY wanting these. I've never heard of these with the chocolate on top, but it is just as good!! Thanks so much!

Mar 23, 2012

really good and easy. just like i remember them from my school days! i cooked them for 10 minutes and they were not dry at all. the peanut butter frosting makes them something super special!


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  • Calories
  • 263 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 181 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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