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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

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My kids love these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars – it’s one of their favorite breakfast recipes. Melted chocolate chips mixed with peanut butter is never turned away. Plus, with just six ingredients, I don’t mind making them! 

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • ½ cup light brown sugar – packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chips – semi sweet or dark chocolate works best
  • ½ cup peanut butter

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Directions

  1. Prepare a 9×9 pan by lining it with foil, allowing the bars to come out easily when done.
  2. In a saucepan on the stove, melt the butter and add the brown sugar. Mix until well dissolved. Mix in the vanilla extract and oats. Cook for a little longer, until all ingredients are well combined.
  3. Split the mixture in half and pack ½ of it onto the bottom of your prepared pan.
  4. Prepare the peanut butter chocolate mixture by melting the chocolate chips and peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl, cooking for 20 seconds at a time.
  5. Reserve a few tbsp. worth of chocolate and pour the rest of the chocolate mixture over the bottom layer of oats.
  6. Spoon the remaining oat mixture on top, until the entire top is covered. Drizzle the remaining chocolate mixture on top for a pretty appearance.
  7. Refrigerate overnight or freeze for 30 minutes, then allow the bars to come to room temperature before cutting. Store in the refrigerator.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Servings: 16 servings

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Chill:
30 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
 
My kids love these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars – it’s one of their favorite breakfast recipes. Melted chocolate chips mixed with peanut butter is never turned away. Plus, with just six ingredients, I don’t mind making them! 

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • ½ cup light brown sugar – packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chips – semi sweet or dark chocolate works best
  • ½ cup peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Prepare a 9x9 pan by lining it with foil, allowing the bars to come out easily when done.
  2. In a saucepan on the stove, melt the butter and add the brown sugar. Mix until well dissolved. Mix in the vanilla extract and oats. Cook for a little longer, until all ingredients are well combined.
  3. Split the mixture in half and pack ½ of it onto the bottom of your prepared pan.
  4. Prepare the peanut butter chocolate mixture by melting the chocolate chips and peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl, cooking for 20 seconds at a time.
  5. Reserve a few tbsp. worth of chocolate and pour the rest of the chocolate mixture over the bottom layer of oats.
  6. Spoon the remaining oat mixture on top, until the entire top is covered. Drizzle the remaining chocolate mixture on top for a pretty appearance.
  7. Refrigerate overnight or freeze for 30 minutes, then allow the bars to come to room temperature before cutting. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 48mg2%
Potassium 118mg3%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 380IU8%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

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3 comments

  1. The recipes says “1/2 peanut butter” — I imagine you mean 1 half cup of peanut butter, but I wanted to make sure. Thanks!

  2. Hello! How long do these last in the fridge and freezer? Thank you!