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    Minnesota Bars

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    27 mins

    15 mins

    12 mins

    Empire920's Note:

    For chocolate-peanut butter lovers! This recipe is a family tradition. Our family couldn't wait to get Minnesota bars mailed to us from Grandma every Christmas. My sister and I would also make them with our grandmother when we would visit. I don't know where the name came from--my dad spent some of his childhood in Minnesota.

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    Serves: 12-16



    Units: US | Metric




    1. 1
      Mix oil, brown sugar, and corn syrup.
    2. 2
      Add oatmeal and mix together. Press into 13x9-inch pan.
    3. 3
      Bake at 375°F for 12-15 minutes. Watch carefully--should be soft and light brown, a little harder on the edges (it gets stiffer as it cools).
    4. 4
      After cooling crust: Melt chocolate chips and peanut butter. Mix together well.
    5. 5
      Spread on top of cooled crust. Cut into squares.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 08, 2011


      I think they are called Minnesota bars because of the oats which is a crop that is grown there.

      I am giving it five stars for fool-proofiness. I used chunky peanut butter and we lived. I like peanut butter but my son thought that it was overwhelming. I think that next time I might add another half cup of chocolate to even it out a little more.

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    • on April 03, 2008


      These were very good, very gooey and sweet. Also very easy to make. Thank you! :)

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    • on August 26, 2007


      This was a great gluten and dairy free recipe. My husband thanks you a hundred times over. Finally he has a dessert/treat to bring to gatherings that everyone can enjoy. It was very easy to make. I microwaved the chocolate chips and the peanut butter in a bowl for a minute and it stirred right together. I store mine in the refrigerator to keep the chocolate firm.

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    Nutritional Facts for Minnesota Bars

    Serving Size: 1 (71 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 445.8
    Calories from Fat 211
    Total Fat 23.4 g
    Saturated Fat 4.8 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 57.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 57.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.2 g
    Sugars 30.0 g
    Protein 6.8 g

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