Delicious Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 22 mins

These are the *best* bars and so easy to make, the trick to these is not to overbake, mine bake out perfectly in a 350 degree oven, second-lowest rack for 22 minutes, servings is only estimated --- add in 1 teaspoon cinnamon also if desired --- this was developed using full-fat peanut butter :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Set oven rack to second-lowest position.
  3. Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  4. In a large bowl using an electric mixer at medium speed cream the butter with both sugars and vanilla until no sugar granules remain (about 4 minutes).
  5. Add in the peanut butter and beat until combined.
  6. Add in eggs and beat until combined.
  7. In a bowl combine the flour with baking soda and oats; add to the creamed mixture and mix on low speed until combined.
  8. Mix in chocolate chips.
  9. Transfer and spread into prepared baking dish.
  10. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until JUST set (do not overbake).
  11. Cool then cut into squares.


Most Helpful

Very very good! I cut down on the sugar...3/4 c. of each. Didn't seem to make a difference, still sweet enough! I also used 1/2 cup butter, and 1/2 cup butter flavored crisco. I baked in a 9x13 inch glass pan, and it took about 23 minutes until done. Very good texture and flavor. Thanks Kittencal!

Hazeleyes May 20, 2011

Love the recipe. But have made changes --have halved the amount of butter and added one half a cup of lowfat vanilla yogurt to cut the fat. And used some whole wheat flour in place of the white flour, as well as added some ground flaxseed. The yogurt substitution seems to require a longer baking time.

shercurt August 13, 2010

WOW! I'm a pretty good baker (ask a friend or neighbor) and these BLEW AWAY my family. Excellent, delicious and perfect directions. Must admit that I layered the dry ingredients in the mixer rather than combining them in a separate bowl ... still came out great!

Sandy's Sweet March 20, 2010

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