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chewy chocolate peanut butter bars

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

  • Author: Lynette
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Chewy, chocolatey, and rich peanut butter oatmeal bars are super simple to make in your 9×13 pan. Perfect for a snack or delicious dessert!


  • 2 Cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/4 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup butter, melted
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 Cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375˚ F.
  2. In a large bowl combine the oats, flour, sugar, soda, and salt.  Add the melted butter and stir until dry ingredients are moistened.  Remove 1 1/2 Cups and set aside.
  3. Press the rest of the crumbles into a 13×9 baking pan.  Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  4. In a bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter.  Pour over the baked crust.
  5. Mix together the chocolate chips and reserved oat crumbles.  Sprinkle onto the top of the milk mixture.  Bake 20 more minutes at 375˚ F.   Cool and cut into bars.


Adaptations: In place of the chocolate chips, you can use M&Ms or nuts.

Make-Ahead: Make these a day or two before you need them.  Slice into bars once cool and store in an airtight container.

Store: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Freeze: Freeze the bars in an airtight container.  Store up to 3 months.


  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 291
  • Sugar: 26.7
  • Sodium: 172.4
  • Fat: 14.2
  • Carbohydrates: 37.4
  • Protein: 4.8
  • Cholesterol: 27.9

Keywords: peanut butter oatmeal bars, peanut butter dream bars