Chocolate and peanut butter reminiscent of candy bars.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
40
Yield:
40 bars
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Ingredients

40
Original recipe yields 40 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" pan.

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  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together.

  • Mix in the vanilla, corn syrup and oats.

  • Pat this dough into the greased pan. Bake for 15-16 minutes (don't overbake).

  • Meanwhile, over low heat melt together the chocolate chips and peanut butter.

  • Allow the cookie base to cool slightly, then spread the chocolate peanut butter mixture on top. Cool completely and cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

137 calories; protein 2.3g 5% DV; carbohydrates 17.6g 6% DV; fat 7g 11% DV; cholesterol 8.1mg 3% DV; sodium 47.7mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2008
what we did was 2C oats 1C flour 1C cocoa powder. Just a couple mins longer on the bake time for me. Next time I might add an egg. Or even rice krispy cereal in place of some of the oats. Read More
(10)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/01/2004
These bars tasted good but they were TOO greasy (and I would have used half the amount of vanilla). Quick solution: I cut the bars 10x2 (instead of making 40 bars). Then I crushed graham crackers in a large plastic ziploc bag and coated each bar individually. Then I wrapped each bar in tin foil and voila...homemade candy bars ready to eat on the run. Read More
(8)
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2008
what we did was 2C oats 1C flour 1C cocoa powder. Just a couple mins longer on the bake time for me. Next time I might add an egg. Or even rice krispy cereal in place of some of the oats. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2003
Myself and my husband love chocolate with peanut butter and this cookie really satisfied the chocolate tooth! Thanks! Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
10/01/2004
These bars tasted good but they were TOO greasy (and I would have used half the amount of vanilla). Quick solution: I cut the bars 10x2 (instead of making 40 bars). Then I crushed graham crackers in a large plastic ziploc bag and coated each bar individually. Then I wrapped each bar in tin foil and voila...homemade candy bars ready to eat on the run. Read More
(8)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2003
My husband LOVED this! I thought it was too rich but he asked me to separate the dough in half and put an extra chocolatey layer down the middle. My eldest looks forward to having these after school. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2008
I thought this bar was really good but I think it could be better. Next time I make it I'm adding a little salt to the oatmeal mixture maybe 1/4 tsp and a little salt to the chocolate/peanut butter spread also probably 1/4 tsp. I agree with another reviewer that the vanilla could but cut in half. Also be sure to press down hard when "patting" the oatmeal mixture into the pan. Otherwise they will fall apart when you cut them. I tried the suggestion of coating with graham cracker crumbs (smashed a graham cracker in a ziplog bag then dropped a square in the bag and shook around) and it helped tremendously with the messy factor without changing the taste. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2007
Really really really good! I didn't have any problems with crumbling I just wish the chocolate and peanut butter on top wasn't so "gooey"...if the "topping" could be a little less gooey I would have given this recipe 5 stars! Other than that though - these were GREAT! I will definitely make these again! I also think that I might try just the oatmeal cookie bar with some nuts and dried cranberries! YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2008
Tastes just like a candy bar!!!!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
08/31/2005
Although I liked this dish and it was very easy to make I probably won't make it again. I was careful not to overbake and even though I added a few minutes to the bake time the bars felt underdone. They just didn't have the texture I was looking for. Add to that they were way too sweet. (And I have a HUGE sweet tooth.) Nice try but it isn't for me. Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
12/11/2003
I found these bars to be quite crumbly with the crust not sticking together enough. Good flavor however similar to a granola bar. Read More
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