This is like a peanut butter oatmeal cookie with chocolate and frosting on top. Very easy to make, YUM!

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and 3/4 cup peanut butter until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the peanut butter mixture. Mix in the oats until evenly distributed. Press the dough evenly into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the top. Return to the oven for 2 more minutes, or until chocolate chips are shiny. Remove and spread the chips out smooth. Set aside to cool. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining peanut butter, confectioners' sugar and evaporated milk until smooth. Spread over the chocolate layer when cool. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

263.5 calories; protein 5.1g 10% DV; carbohydrates 29g 9% DV; fat 15.6g 24% DV; cholesterol 31.2mg 10% DV; sodium 181.2mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2003
Excellent! My kids my husband and I and my in-laws all LOVED this bar! I simplified it by mixing the chips in the batter then baked it at 350 for 18 minutes. I totally skipped the frosting and no one missed it. My mother-in-law made sure she had this recipe when they left! I made this twice in one weekend - this is definitely a keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/29/2012
I put them in a 9x13. They taste like oatmeal cake with a little peanut butter flavor. They are good but not what I was hoping for. If I make them again I will cut the oatmeal by 1/4-1/2 cup. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2003
Excellent! My kids my husband and I and my in-laws all LOVED this bar! I simplified it by mixing the chips in the batter then baked it at 350 for 18 minutes. I totally skipped the frosting and no one missed it. My mother-in-law made sure she had this recipe when they left! I made this twice in one weekend - this is definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2007
These were just like the bars I had in elementary school growing up! My dough did not spread to fill out the whole pan but it didn't matter. I broke up chocolate bars instead of using chips. I did half with milk chocolate and the other half with semi-sweet. Everyone had their favorite! I had to eat 4 bars before deciding I didn't have a favorite! Everyone asked me for the recipe. Peanut butter bars are not known here in England (or they just aren't popular) but they were a big hit with all my UK friends- even with the people who don't like peanut butter! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2007
made these for the church luncheon. they were ok but thin. I would put them in a smaller pan to make them thicker and cut them into smaller squares. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2012
I made a couple of small changes but regardless this is a great recipe from what I tasted. I cut the recipes in half using the recipe calculator. I added the chips into the batter but I used some cinnamon chips that I had leftover. I didn't add the icing because I just ran out of powdered sugar making cupcakes a few days ago. These bars are crumbly so be warned about that but the taste is amazingly delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2003
Thanks so much for posting this recipe! My daycare used to give us these and I found a recipe for it a few years ago but it got lost (along with a whole lot of other recipes). Just lately I've been REALLY wanting these. I've never heard of these with the chocolate on top but it is just as good!! Thanks so much! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2012
so delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/10/2010
These were not anything special in my opinion the bottom was very dry and the top didn't quite make up for it. If I was going to make them over I would have put the chocolate chips in the dough. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2011
These are good. Nothing to rave about. Good with a glass of milk. May or may not make them again but glad I tried them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2011
A new family favorite. Followed the recipe and had no problems at all. I love the addition of the oats and my kids loved the peanut butter frosting! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/29/2012
I put them in a 9x13. They taste like oatmeal cake with a little peanut butter flavor. They are good but not what I was hoping for. If I make them again I will cut the oatmeal by 1/4-1/2 cup. Read More
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