On the day that we made these, we’d tried to pick a lot of other recipes. But we seemed to be missing an ingredient for most of the recipes we wanted to try!
Finally we found this one, which requires no unusual ingredients.
You should make these because they’re delicious! And also because they’re very easy to make.
Kristen’s note: These bars contain no flour, so if you can find gluten-free oats, these could be a good option for people who can’t have gluten.
First, combine butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla in a bowl.
Stir in the oats.
Press the oat mixture into a greased 9×13 pan.
Bake at 400° for 12-14 minutes.
To make the frosting, melt the chips and peanut butter together.
We had a problem, though…the butterscotch chips wouldn’t melt! So our frosting had butterscotch chunks in it.
It didn’t look that great, but it still tasted good.
Spread the frosting over the warm bars.
We refrigerated our bars to make the chocolate harden.
Kristen’s note: in the winter, you could maybe keep these out on the counter, but if your house is warm in the summertime, the chocolate will probably be soft at room temperature.
Peanut Butter Oat Bars
2/3 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
1/3 cup peanut butter
In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla. Stir in the oats until thoroughly combined.
Press into a greased 9×13 inch pan. Bake in a preheated 400° oven for 12-14 minutes, or until lightly browned at the edges.
For frosting, heat chips and peanut butter in the microwave or in a saucepan until the chips melt. Spread over warm bars. Refrigerate to harden frosting.