Reese's Peanut Butter Bars with Oatmeal feature mini Reese's cups baked right inside along with peanut butter chips for an extra burst of peanut butter taste in every bite. Oatmeal makes them chewy and filling but doesn’t weigh them down. Peanut butter lovers, you're in for a treat!
Prep Time: 20minutes
Cook Time: 30minutes
1½sticks unsalted butter(room temp)
½cupspeanut butter(creamy )
2eggs( room temp)
1cupold fashioned oatmeal
1cupReese's peanut butter chips
2cupsReese's miniatures(chopped or Reese's minis)
Preheat oven to 350º. Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
Cream butter and sugar together in the bowl of an electric mixer. Add peanut butter and continue mixing. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add in vanilla.
In a separate bow, whisk together the flour, oats, baking powder, and salt. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mix until well combined. Stir in the peanut butter chips.
Spread ⅔ 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.
Bake for about 30 minutes. Let cool completely and then refrigerate before cutting into bars.
Barbara's Notes + Tips
If you use minis, then you don't have to chop them.
Smooth peanut butter works best for these dessert bars.
Make sure you use old fashioned rolled oats, and not quick or instant.