Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars

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When my kids were growing up, the best time of the day for me was when they got home from school. Like most families, we had a routine. I’d look in their book bags, take care of their lunch boxes and then we would have something to eat. An after school snack so to speak. I wish I had known about these oatmeal peanut butter bars because they are the perfect after school snack. They are so quick and easy…plus even though I wouldn’t define them as healthy, they aren’t terrible either.

I bet if you walked in your kitchen right now you would have everything you need to whip them up. Very basic ingredients with no surprises. Although I haven’t tried it, for a healthier version I think you could substitute whole wheat flour for half of the white flour. Applesauce could also be substituted for the half of the butter.

The thing I liked best about these bars was that in the middle, they were moist and chewy. Along the edges, they were crisp and crunchy. Best of both worlds in my opinion!

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars | the perfect quick and easy snack! | onsuttonplace.com

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars

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  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. white sugar
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 c. peanut butter
  • 1 c. oatmeal
  • 1 c. flour
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/4 t. salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine butter, sugars, vanilla, egg and peanut butter. Mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together oatmeal, flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients to the butter/sugar mixture making sure to scrape the sides.
  • Put batter in 8 x 8 prepared pan.
  • Bake 25 min.
  • Optional: Immediately after removing from oven, sprinkle with chocolate chips.


I prepare my baking pans with Baker's Joy.
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Along with the oatmeal peanut butter bars, I want to share that I was able get all the redwork pillow covers listed in my shop. They are neatly pressed and ready to ship! Click HERE or on the image below to take a look. This is by far the best selection I have ever had…I’ve been collecting these pieces for months. I used the same red ticking on the back of every cover so they mix and match very nicely.

Repurposed Vintage Redwork Pillow Covers | suttonplacedesigns.com

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  1. I’ve made these twice now and they were a big hit both times. And so easy too. Thank you!

  2. Oh my, these look amazing! I love anything peanut butter and chewy! Thank you for sharing! :)

  3. Made these for the grands today and they LOVED them! Thank you!

  4. Diane Ugo says:

    Stopping by from the Party Bunch link party, this is a great recipe. Diane @ Mrs U Makes

  5. You are a blessing at this time when there is no much negative stuff. May God bless you
    every day and encourage you as you encourage me.


  6. I baked the bars yesterday, there is one and a half left as I am writing this. They were popular. I really like the texture, they taste close to granola bars, dense and a little chewy. I did reduce butter and sugar, as I usually do with snacks, and they turned out just fine (recipe on my blog if you wanted to see). These will be made regularly at our house! Thanks for the recipe Ann.

  7. Thanks for this recipe. I made a pan yesterday and they are fantastic – they’re chewy and delicious. They taste like they’re good for you due to the oatmeal. Definitely a keeper that I will make again and again.

  8. I just love this blog, and it’s such a treat to see when you’ve posted. Everything is beautiful here.

  9. These oatmeal peanut butter bars were amazing! Thank you for sharing.

  10. My family loves chewy brownies, etc. So I know they will love these oatmeal peanut butter bars. Thanks for the recipe! Can’t wait to try it. Love your blog.

  11. Beautiful pillows!

    Such a great idea to combine oats and peanut butter in a snack bar. I bake snacks for the kids and husband to take to school/work, we are trying to replace store-bought snacks with home-made. These will be my next batch. A small handful of chocolate chips will be yummy in those, I think.

  12. These bars look wonderful. Thanks for the recipe. Can’t wait to try them.

  13. Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says:

    Ann, would you believe that I ran out of oatmeal yesterday? Otherwise, I would hop up and make these right now. When I make them, I am going to substitute Truvia brown sugar blend and see how that works. I have a story about making cookies after school. When I was teaching, I had 2 students spend several nights at our house. One day we had milk and cookies after school and they told me that they had NEVER had anyone make them cookies after school. It broke my heart! We kept in touch for several years but I have no idea where they are now. I just hope they are making someone cookies now.

  14. The oatmeal peanut butter bars look wonderful.. I printed out the recipe to try. Looks like the ideal treat to take to Sunday School (we serve refreshments at every class). We’re all about food at our church.
    The red work pillow covers look just beautiful.
    As usual…..thanks for a lovely post.

  15. Those bars look really yummy! I think I may need to add them to my collection!

  16. I bake at least twice a week, I will add this to my rotation and give them a try:)

  17. Kathleen G says:

    Beautiful pillows and a delicious snack in the same post! Nice! Kathleen in Az

  18. Katherines Corner says:

    Ann I have five grandchildren who will love these! I invite you to share at my blog hop today xo

  19. Can’t wait to try these bars!!! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Sheran Steading says:

    Love the redwork pillow covers! I just ordered one for my den. It will look so nice with some grain sack pillow covers with a red stripe that I made after Christmas. I have an old square table cover in redwork that my grandmother made. I need to dig it out!!

    1. Yes find that piece of redwork! Thank you so much for visiting my shop. Your order will go out tomorrow!

  21. Maureen Provost Ryan says:

    Wow, those pillows are really special — just lovely. I am just about to start making accent pillows for our den — thanks for the inspiration, Ann. I am enjoying reading your blog posts — your blog is my absolute favorite! Thanks!

  22. Thanks for sharing, I’m printing the recipe as I type! Those bars look really yummy.

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