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Peanutty Candy Bars

These chewy, gooey bars surely won't last long. Good thing they're quick and easy to make!—Mary Schmittinger, Colgate, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup plus 2/3 cup peanut butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (11 ounces) butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped salted peanuts


  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, butter, 1/2 cup peanut butter, corn syrup and vanilla. Press into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 375° for 12-14 minutes or until mixture is bubbly around the edges.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butterscotch and chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Stir in peanuts and remaining peanut butter; spread over the oat mixture. Cool for 10 minutes; chill until set.
Nutrition Facts
1 bar: 362 calories, 21g fat (10g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.
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  • homemadewithlove
    Dec 24, 2017

    Rich tasting bar cookie that is enjoyed by my gluten free hubby. I sprinkled the chocolate tops with holiday sprinkles for Christmas cookie tray.

  • gerber_baby
    Mar 1, 2014

    Oh my! So rich and chewy! Very good as is, but the chocoholic in me wants to do as ljakes suggested and switch the amounts of chocolate and butterscotch chips around the next time I make them. I did use dark corn syrup as it was what I had on hand and I prefer it over the light.

  • Sprucetree18
    Jul 15, 2013

    Pretty close to perfection in a square!

  • lbaudler
    Apr 25, 2013

    No comment left

  • ljakes
    May 12, 2012

    AWESOME, I did 1 pkg of choc. chips, and 1 c. butterscotch chips, in the frosting.

  • gibshoe
    Nov 3, 2011

    This is one of my favorite go-to recipes! Everyone loves the mix of chocolate and peanut butter.

  • cheeriogirl
    Apr 1, 2011

    Fantastic! I did decrease the brown sugar to 3/4 cup and used equal portions of butterscotch and choc chips, per previous reviewers suggestions.

  • GenaG
    Feb 11, 2011

    These were some of the best squares I've ever made. So delicious, I've made them three times and the only problem is that it's almost impossible to keep from eating half of them in one sitting!

  • MarijoMG
    Sep 27, 2010

    Easy to make. Easy to keep eating!Very rich so I need to cut the bars smaller but I will make this one again!

  • mikkat
    Aug 30, 2010

    These were simply delicious!!! And they were very simple to make. I shared this recipe with all my friends!!Kathy BrownGreensboro, NC