Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

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! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword peanut butter oatmeal bar recipe, peanut butter oatmeal bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 287 kcal


  • 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


  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.