Chewy Oatmeal Snack Bars

READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
Recipe by crazycookinmama

I got this out of a Betty Crocker recipe booklet. Changed a few things though. Very yummy, sweet, will need a cup of coffee or glass of milk with this treat.

Top Review by onelson

These are really good! I made some substitutions because my pantry was limited. I only had creamy peanut butter (worked fine) and I used 1/3 cup honey and 1/3 cup corn syrup in place of the maple syrup. I'll be looking for a way to make these a little less sweet next time. Just reducing the amount might work fine. I also used old-fashioned oats (worked fine) and instead of graham cracker crumbs, I crushed up a cup of Crispix cereal. This was probably the best part of the recipe--next time I'll add even more for more crunch. I also omitted the raisins. I'm just not a fan. We were hungry, so I tossed them in the freezer for 30 minutes, and out came what my husband proclaimed is his new favorite snack. They are just a little too sweet to eat much of. Thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease bottom and sides of rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, with shortening.
  2. Melt butter in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Stir in brown sugar and maple syrup; heat to boiling.
  4. Boil 1 minute, stirring frequently; remove from heat.
  5. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla until mixture is smooth.
  6. Stir remaining ingredients into peanut butter mixture, mixing well. Press evenly in pan.
  7. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm.
  8. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.
  9. Store covered in refrigerator.

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