Chocolate and peanut butter has to be one of my very favorite flavor combinations. SOOooo good! So, when we were in Nebraska visiting family this past fall and there was a pan of these tasty chocolate peanut butter oatmeal bars made for our arrival (thanks to my mother-in-law), we couldn’t resist diving into the pan! She has so many old, small-town cookbooks and recipe cards. You know, the really good, frequently used ones that have hand-written notes, have yellowed over time, etc. And this one was a winner! I mean, don’t they just look divine?!
Super yum! And, they are really easy to make!!! Here’s the easy recipe!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars
- 1/2 C butter
- 1/2 C brown sugar
- 1/3 C peanut butter
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 C sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 C flour
- 1 C oatmeal
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 C chocolate chips
- 1/2 C powdered sugar
- 2-4 Tbsp milk
- 1/2 C peanut butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix sugars, egg, and butters.
- Add flour, baking soda, salt, vanilla, and oatmeal.
- Spread mixture into a 9x13 pan and bake for 20 minutes.
- While that bakes, prepare the frosting (mix together the powdered sugar, milk, and peanut butter).
- Remove pan from oven and while hot, sprinkle with chocolate chips. When melted, swirl with the frosting.
Gotta love bar recipes as an easy alternative to cookies! So, whip up a batch of these, pour a big glass of milk, and enjoy! These were a hit with all our friends and family. The kids definitely loved them as well!
Like it? Pin it!! Want more chocolate peanut butter recipes? Be sure to check out these posts:
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Brownies
Chocolate peanut butter chip cookies!
Question — quick oats or old fashion oats?
I think you can use either. My mother-in-law usually only has quick oats in the house and makes these all the time. But I only buy old fashion and think they are fine that way too.