Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars


Since the pudding was devoured last night with my nephew over and my mother, I thought I had best make a dessert for tonight and tomorrow as my daughter is in a pageant in Canada and we will be gone most of the day.  I asked the natives and once said oatmeal cookies and the other said peanut butter chocolate chip.  So I combined them so everyone’s happy!!!

Recipe follows pictures





dry and wet ingredients


complete dough


pressed in pan to cook


finished and cooling (daughter does not like chocolate melted on hers!!)

This is a quick dessert and makes a full cake size pan so it will last a few days!!


1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup butter softened

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 egg

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1 cup quick cook oats

1 cup all purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Beat sugars, margarine and peanut butter until well combined.  Add egg and vanilla; beat until fluffy.  Combine oats, flour, salt and baking soda in a separate bowl.  Add to peanut butter mixture blending well.  Press into an ungreased 13x9x2 inch pan (cake pan).  Bake approximately 18 – 20 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top.  Let sit for 3 minutes and then spread over the top.  ENJOY!!

Change of plans

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Today was supposed to be a “visit the Maple farm day”.  But here in New York it’s 27 degrees and windy!!!!  Not sure we are up to riding on a tram in the freezing cold.  Normally we would not hesitate but this has been a very cold winter and I think the kids are ready for spring!!  Matter of fact it’s 11:53 a.m. and the 11 year old just rolled out of bed.  I think she’s decided to hibernate until spring.  So what to do? We have decided to stay nestled in the warmth and make these delicious cookies I saw on one of my favorite bloggers site.  Oatmeal Toffee cookies.


These cookies are simple to make and live up to their name.  Next time I will make it as granola so the kids can munch on it for a snack.  Easy to make and simple ingredients.