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Monkey Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

Monkey Peanut Butter Bars

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"We call this recipe 'Monkey' as a family tradition. We also have Monkey Bread. These bars are wonderful especially for when your the parent who has to bring a snack for school!"

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    28 mins

    2 hrs 43 mins


  1. Cream butter and white sugar and brown sugar. Blend in 1/3 cup peanut butter, egg, vanilla, and baking soda. Add flour and oatmeal. Mix well!
  2. Spread in greased 13x9 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes. Remove and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  3. Return to oven and bake for eight minutes. Spread to smooth out chocolate chips. Cool! Mix icing and spread over bars. Refrigerate to set. Cut and eat.
  4. To Make Icing: Mix together 1 cup confectioners' sugar, 1/4 cup peanut butter and 3 1/2 tablespoons milk until it makes a spreadable consistency.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 12, 2004

I found this recipe to be very very sweet. The cookie bar bottom was wonderful and would taste great by itself. The icing and chocolate together seemed too much and made this treat very sweet. Icing or melted chocolate chips would be enough.... or even just the bar by itself!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 23, 2003

I have been looking for a recipe similar to the chocolate peanut butter bars you can find at the Mrs. Fields store. This wasn't what I was looking for, but they were still pretty good. Of course I got a little impatient with the cooling process and spread the peanut butter glaze on while it was still warm. Don't think it hurt it any. I think the crust could have been a little sweeter but the measurments for the chocolate and PB glaze were right on. I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, so I wasn't too disappointed with this one. Gonna keep looking.


108 Ratings

Jan 08, 2007

I made these for Christmas, wanted to try something different. I doubled the recipe and used a jelly roll pan. It was excellent. My husband told me to never make them again since he couldn't stop eating them, when my son-in-law returned home the only thing he wanted to take home were these bars.

Feb 05, 2007

These bars are great. I did half with the frosting and half without. I would definitely keep the topping. I only used 1/2 the amount of chocolate chips and it was perfect. Will definitely make these bars again

Jun 02, 2006

These are delicious bars that are very quick and easy to make. They are very rich and sweet but sooo good. I too was too impatient to wait for the chocolate to cool before adding the icing. I was able to sort of swirl the peanut butter and chocolate for a marbled effect which I actually really liked. I might try less chocolate chips next time. I'm planning to make these to take to cookouts this summer.

May 31, 2006

OK, I made these and they were very good. My family loved them. They weren't a brownie type thing that I was looking for, but they were very good. Changes I made were... I used more peanut butter because i really wnated the peanut butter taste. It didn't help. The oatmeal overpowered the peanut butter. They were good though, just not as peanut buttery as I would have liked. I did use semi-sweet chocolate chips, and omitted the peanut butter frosing as suggested by other people here, because it did seem too sweet for me when I read the recipe. They were very good, but next time I will use milk chocoalte chips instead of semi sweet and I will use the frosting. BTW.... everyone who tried them absolutely loved them. My husband was glad to have something different and he liked them alot also. I will definitely make them again. I will make them again, but make some minor changes next time.

Feb 23, 2004

Delicious and super easy! As a vegan, I subbed soy milk for the dairy milk, non-hydrogentated margarine for the butter, powdered egg replacer for the egg, and dark chocolate for the semisweet. Even so, it turned out great! The icing stayed soft and creamy, but that was fine by me.

Aug 26, 2003

This reminds me of the peanut butter bars that we used to have in the cafeteria in school when I was young, and I LOVED when they were serving them!!!!! So yummy!


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  • Calories
  • 454 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 60.2 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 23.4 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 3.4 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 7 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 179 mg
  • 7%

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

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