Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

A simple recipe that I got from a friend. Very Yummy. I changed the baking time after several reviews suggested that the baking time needed to be extended.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine sugars and butter.
  3. Add peanut butter and vanilla.
  4. Mix in eggs.
  5. Add flour, baking soda, salt and oatmeal.
  6. Bake in a 9 X 13 inch pan for 35 to 40 minutes.
  7. Cool.
  8. Melt chocolate chips and spread on bars.
  9. Enjoy.
Most Helpful

Baked these this afternoon for DH, he loves them, his favourite flavour, also loves peanut butter cookies. The only thing I did different was to pour the chocolate chips on the hot bars as soon as I took them out of the oven and spread them as they melted on the hot bars. Saves another dirty pot. I had one bite and they are very good! He's already asking to make them often. Thanks for sharing. January 20 ,2007 , very good this time I made them with the chocolate inside, very good this way, infact DH likes them better this way. thanks again.

Derf January 20, 2007

I am a peanut butter freak, so I made these to take to work for my birthday. These are great! I used crunchy peanut butter, and instead of melting the chips in a separate bowl, I put the chips on the bars after they had baked, then popped the pan back in the oven for a few minutes and spread them after they had melted. I did have to bake the bars about 10 minutes longer than the recipe states, as the center was still quite gooey. I might try adding another 1/4 cup of flour or oats next time to see if that might help them set up better. Other than that, these are extremely yummy and I will make them again (and I'm not waiting until my next birthday to do it!!). Thanks for posting! -M :-)

Mary Scheffert June 20, 2003

These are very good bars. I was a little confused on the pan size...I haven't seen an 11x13 pan. I have both 9x11 and 11x17. I used the 9x11 and had to bake them almost twice the time indicated. But, they turned out great after adjusting the baking time. The kids have just about polished off the bars and are requesting that I make them again "tomorrow". A tasty way to eat your oatmeal! Thanks.

Wendy13 May 02, 2003