They look a little bit like a blondie but not near as sweet. I think they’re the perfect combination, and if you cut them into bite size squares, it’s a great afternoon reward after a hard day!
Before the kids go back to school, make a batch to have on hand. They freeze great, and ship well if you need to send off some care packages once everyone has flown the nest. Or pack them in lunches for a nice surprise.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars
Reese’s Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars have mini Reese cups right inside along with some peanut butter chips for a burst of peanut butter taste in every bite. Oatmeal makes them more substantial for shipping but doesn’t weigh them down. A fabulous teat if you’re a peanut butter fan.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 24 1x
- Category: dessert
- 1½ sticks unsalted butter, room temp
- 2 cups brown sugar
- ½ cups creamy peanut butter
- 2 eggs room temp
- 1 tbsp. vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
- 2½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 cup Reese’s peanut butter chips
- 2 cups Reese’s minatures, chopped or Reese’s minis
1. Preheat oven to 350º. Line a 9×13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
2. Cream butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Add peanut butter and continue mixing. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each egg. Add in vanilla.
3. Combine flour, oats, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mix until well combined. Stir in the peanut butter chips.
4. Spread 2/3 of the dough on the bottom of the pan. Top with Reese’s minis or chopped miniatures. Drop the remaining dough on top by spoonfuls and spread over the top. It doesn’t have to be perfect and it won’t cover all the Reese’s.
5. Bake for about 30 minutes. Let cool completely and then refrigerate before cut into bars.