Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars:

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you may have noticed that I love desserts with chocolate and peanut butter.  Possibly my favorite are O'Henry Bars (or whatever you call them).  When I have sent treats to work with my husband, I think the most popular so far has been the Crispy Peanut Butter Balls.  Today's recipe is actually the product of a few mistakes.  But it turned out so well, I knew I had to share it.

I found a recipe on Baking Blonde and thought I had all the ingredients.  Turns out I was short a few things, but this recipe lent well to substitutions.  The second mistake I made was in the assembly of the bars, I have 3 kids under the age of 4.......a gal is bound to have a reading error here and there with the extra chaos.  Anywho....these turned out so yummy so I am keeping my "mistakes" and adding this one to my favorites in my cookbook.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars



  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 ¼ cups rolled oats
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line a 9X13 pan with aluminum foil and spray with PAM.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together melted butter, sugar, soda, oatmeal, flour, salt and peanut butter.
  4. Set aside 1 ½ cup of the dough in a separate bowl.
  5. Press the rest of the dough into the prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Spread sweetened condensed milk on top of warm crust. Drop remaining dough by small spoonfuls on to sweet milk. Bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. Return to oven for 8 more minutes until top is golden and chips are starting to get soft.
  8. Allow bars to cool completely before cutting.
  9. Enjoy!
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