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
- 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.
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.