Thursday, November 8, 2012

Frosted Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars

Are these not the best looking bars! And believe me they taste delicious. Day one they were yummy, day two they had improved, day three; still yummy. They didn't make it till day four. This makes a large pan, it is perfect to take to a family gathering or just share some with your neighbors.
This recipe comes from Taste of Home, I read through 8 pages of reviews and decided what I needed to do to make these mine. Several reviewers said it lacked peanut butter flavor--I added peanut butter chips, others said it was dry, I didn't overcook it! I added some oatmeal for body and because I love oatmeal.The best change I made was frosting!  Everything is better frosted don't you think. So, I'm happy to share with you:

Frosted Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars
2/3 cup butter, soft
2/3 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar (7 ounces)
4 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 cup oatmeal, quick
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 cup Reese's Peanut Butter Chips
In the bowl of your mixer cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one, add vanilla. In another bowl combine oatmeal, flour, baking powder, salt and chips. Gradually add to creamed mixture.
I baked mine in a Large Pampered Chef Bar Pan (the only true pan) that had been sprayed with Pam. Bake at 350 for 25-35 minutes. Do Not Over Bake. All ovens bake differently. Remove from oven when a toothpick comes out with just a few crumbs attached. Cool and Frost with my favorite frosting. Cut in bars, clean your cutting knife often in hot water and dry, this will ensure clean cuts.

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Suhaina said...

These looks yumm just like the fox bars.

Rebekah said...

Yum! And yes, everything is better with frosting! :)

Anonymous said...

Ohhh these look to die for! scrumptious treat :)
Mary x

Nedra said...

Anytime you mix chocolate and peanut butter, you have a hit. I've never heard of oatmeal baby flakes. What does that mean? Do you use regular oatmeal or quick?

Erin said...

I think they look wonderful! Yum! I don't see these lasting in my house longer than 3 days too. Less if I shared =o)

Cakelaw said...

These look delicious Cindy - who can resist chocolate and peanut butter?

Winnie said...


Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

You had me at peanut butter!

annies home said...

oh so yummy sure to be a pleaser and a great way to get energy

Laurie @ Laurie's Little Bits of Creativity, etc. said...

Oh My! There's nothing better than chocolate and peanut butter. I'm pinning this. Visiting from i should be mopping the floor's mop it up monday. New Follower.