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Chocolate chip oatmeal peanut butter bars
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars are an easy cookie bar recipe! Easy Oatmeal Bars are full of peanut butter and chocolate chips - these are so easy the kids can make them. They're the perfect dessert for any party or just because you're craving easy cookie bars!
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 bars
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $8


For the crust and topping:

  • 2 1/4 cups quick oats
  • 1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter , softened

For the filling:

  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 ounces 1 package chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts , optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13” baking dish with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • Combine all crust and topping ingredients in a large bowl. Mix with a hand mixer until crumbly (you may need to use your hands to finish this step). Reserve 2 cups of the mixture and press the rest into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • Mix sweetened condensed milk, peanut butter, and vanilla in a small bowl with a hand mixer. Pour and spread over crust. Top evenly with chocolate chips and nuts if using. Press remaining crust mixture evenly over the top of the chocolate chips.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until it is brown around the edges. The center will not be set. Let completely cool before cutting into bars.


Adapted from a Nestle recipe circular, September 2003.


Serving: 1bar | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 236IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

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