Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

I really wanted some cookies and didn’t have the ingredients needed for my regular cookie choice. In other words, I didn’t have any chocolate chips.

Flipping through an old cookbook I ran across this recipe. I love flipping through the cookbook my mom used to own. It’s an old Betty Crocker. Tucked inside are recipes she had cut out of the newspaper. I’m discovering that those are the best recipes. I will have to try more of them.

IMG_9537 Whatcha Need

  •  1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk

Putting It All Together

IMG_9516 In a bowl mix together the flour (it’s under the oats), the oats,

IMG_9517 the baking soda,

IMG_9518 and the salt.

In another bowl

IMG_9520 beat the butter until creamy. Mine took all of about 2 seconds because it was so soft.

IMG_9521 Add the granulated sugar,

IMG_9522 and the brown sugar,

IMG_9523 beat until fluffy!

IMG_9524 Add the egg, (I can never get a picture of me cracking one.)

I’m not talented that way.

IMG_9525 the peanut butter,

IMG_9526 the milk,

IMG_9527 and the vanilla.

IMG_9528 Beat well.

IMG_9529 Add the dry mixture.

IMG_9531 Beat until well blended. A minute or  two should do it.

IMG_9532 Pour and spread into a 13 x 9 inch greased pan.

Pop that pan right into a preheated 350 degree oven and let it bake for 18-20 minutes.

When done (knife comes out clean) let cool.

IMG_9533 Sift the powdered sugar, and add peanut butter.

IMG_9534 Using a fork, mix together.

IMG_9535 Add milk, one tablespoon at a time, until you have a drizzly consistency. I actually had to use about 4-5 tablespoons of milk.

IMG_9537 Drizzle on top and spread it out. Let the bars cool for a couple of hours before cutting them.

Hope you enjoy them!!!!

5 Responses to Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

  1. pattisj says:

    I do have a question–if you put the peanut butter in with the blended egg and sugars, how much peanut butter are you mixing with the powdered sugar?

  2. This sounds absolutely incapable of resisting. I’m going to have to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing it and thanks for all the cool pictures with the recipe. Sounds easy and delicious!
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    • Jayne says:

      Mr. Butch is so sweet! Thank you for checking out my blog and subscribing and I will be checking out yours! The only hard part about the cookies is waiting for them to cool so you can cut them. haha. You can also following me on Facebook at I put up some daily thoughts and ideas (that I usually get from Pinterest lol) on there. I just want to share Jesus any way I can! Sounds like you do too! Look forward to reading more of your stuff (I just had to sneak a peak before I finished this reply!)

      • Thanks, Jayne. I look forward to reading each other’s blogs. I am publishing previously posted stuff now during my sabbatical. I will go live again September 3. I can’t wait!

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