CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BARS

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars The Southern Lady Cooks

These easy chocolate peanut butter bars are a good idea anytime! They are simple to put together and SO good. These bars are a bit different in that they include quick-cooking oats. The texture is delicious! They make the perfect afternoon snack or after-dinner sweet. If you like chocolate and peanut butter then I think you’ll really enjoy them.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars Ingredients Needed:

Butter

White granulated sugar

Brown sugar

Egg

Peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)

Vanilla extract

All-purpose flour

Salt

Baking soda

Quick-cooking oat, uncooked

Chocolate chips

Powdered sugar

Evaporated milk or regular milk

Recipe Notes: you can use crunchy or smooth peanut butter in this recipe. If you want to switch it up, you could easily use white chocolate chips. You could also add nuts.

If you like this recipe, you may also want to try our peanut butter pudding cake. It’s delicious!

Don’t forget about our lunch lady brownies. They are one of our most popular recipes for a reason.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars The Southern Lady Cooks

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars The Southern Lady Cooks

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

These easy bars are a good idea any time. If you like chocolate and peanut butter, you'll love them!
Prep Time5 mins
30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Servings: 12 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter or 8 tablespoons or 1 stick softened
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter crunchy or smooth
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats uncooked
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Topping Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons evaporated milk or regular milk
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter

Instructions

  • Cream together butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg, peanut butter and vanilla extract in a bowl with mixer. Whisk together flour, salt, baking soda and uncooked oats in another bowl.
  • Combine the flour mixture with the butter mixture and mix. Spread in a 9 x 9 sprayed or greased baking dish. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and spread chocolate chips over top. Then add topping.

Topping Instructions:

  • Stir topping ingredients until of pouring consistency. You can add more milk if needed. Drizzle over bars. Let cool and cut into squares. Makes 12 to 15 bars depending on the size you cut them.

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