I am a fan of sweets. I realize that is completely obvious, but I really do love home baked goods. They are by far my downfall and weakness. I love cookies, brownies, and cookie bars the very best. Cookie bars are one of my favorite things to bring to a pot luck or to make when I am short on time. They are quick to make, easy to make, and taste absolutely delicious. Plus, I can sneak just a small sliver of a cookie bar for a pre-breakfast snack, mid-morning snack, or whenever I feel like it. A small sliver can't do me too much damage. :)
In the past, I have had far too many cookie bars that feel quite greasy on the bottom of the bar. These Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are pretty much my favorite cookie bars b/c of the amazing flavor (triple goodness with those three winning flavors) and the non-greasy feel when eating them.
You could even say these cookie bars are appropriate for breakfast since they have oatmeal in them as well as protein from the peanut butter. You could pretty much call these cookie bars breakfast bars if you so desire. It wouldn't be too much of a stretch.
I created this recipe a couple of weeks ago. My husbands co-workers and my kiddos were happy to be my taste testers.
They all seemed to thoroughly enjoy these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars; I'm sure you will enjoy them as well.
You should probably make these cookie bars this weekend. It would most definitely be in your best interest.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Active Time: 15 minutes
Inactive Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 10-12 depending on bar size
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. crunchy peanut butter
1 c. brown sugar, packed
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. rolled oats
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 pkg. (1 1/2 c.) chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- Grease/spray a 9x9 inch pan.
- In a large bowl with an electric mixer or stand mixer cream the butter, peanut butter, and sugar.
- Add the egg and vanilla one at a time and mix until well combined.
- Add the oats, flour, and baking soda in that order and mix until just combined.
- Finally, mix in the chocolate chips.
- The mixture will be thicker, so you will need to use a spoon or your hand to evenly spread and press the dough down into the prepared pan.
- Bake at 300 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
- Enjoy warm or cooled. Store leftover bars in a air tight container for prime deliciousness.