Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Bars

Oatmeal and peanut butter are two ingredients that put together into a bar is sure to be delicious. My daughter is in high school and also does sports. Her days are long and she usually comes home very hungry and looking for a snack. She ate these bars recently and told me they were "addictive." As a mom, I'm glad to hear that she loved them so much!! These bars would also be super for breakfast along with a glass of milk.


1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup margarine (softened)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
2 large eggs (slightly beaten)
1 cup white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
1 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet or dark chocolate)


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with cooking spray. Cream the sugars and margarine together (either by hand or with electric mixer). Add the salt, baking soda, vanilla extract, peanut butter and eggs and mix well. Add the flours and oatmeal about 1/2 cup at a time and mix well. Last, add the chocolate chips. Bake for 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean and the bars are slightly brown. Remove from oven and let cool on rack 30 minutes. Cut into rectangles or squares.

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Cathy has been "retired" from the paid workforce since 1996 to raise her family which includes one husband, one second grader, one teen and one stepson.  She has been cooking and baking for as far back as she can remember for her family and friends in "Cathy's Kitchen."  She is excited to be able to share her recipes as well as her cooking and baking hints with other home cooks.  Please feel free to comment or ask a question about her recipes or about cooking and baking in general.

About the Author...
Cathy B
Cathy is a homemaker, wife and mother to a son with special needs, an adult daughter and stepmom to an adult son.
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