Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

peanut butter chocolate oat bars

Sometimes you just get a hankering for particular foods. The other evening I had a hankering for peanut butter, which I don’t bake with often because peanuts upset my husbands stomach. However, he was out for the evening, and I really had a craving for it. But not only peanut butter, it had to have some chocolate with it, and oats sounded mighty good too.

These peanut butter chocolate chip bars are the result of my cravings, and they hit the spot!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars
Recipe type: Dessert
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter (check ingredients)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1½ cup gluten-free flour mix (I used Bette’s mix)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups gluten-free oats
  • 1½ cups chocolate chips
  1. With your mixer, cream together the butter and sugars.
  2. Add the peanut butter and mix well.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well.
  4. Mix in the flour mix and baking soda.
  5. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips.
  6. Spread into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.
  8. Cool before cutting.

You can read information on gluten-free oats at the end of this post.

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  1. Faye says


  2. thewholegang says

    What is your secret? All of these delicious sweet treats you make that just make me drool. Do you only make one that you photograph? Are you giving them all away? How do you not eat them all!

  3. Linda says

    I don’t eat them all because I have two teenage boys, a 12 year old boy, and a husband! Food of any kind does not last long in this house. In this case, I had a craving, but usually it’s one of them begging me to make dessert.

  4. Brenna Kater, the Oceanskater says

    “You can read information on gluten-free oats at the end of this post.”

    That link goes to all the posts about oats, not to a specific one.

  5. Anonymous says

    Hi Linda

    Can't wait to try the recipe!

    FYI: I found out recently from a Dr friend of mine that the reason why peanut butter can upset some folks stomachs is that for peanut butter, most companies use the reject peanuts that can't sell as the whole nut. These she told me have a tendency to grow a certain bacteria in them that is hard on the gut.
    What she suggested is to get the peanut butter you grind fresh yourself at the local specialty grocery store. Those will be better grade nuts, sans the bacteria.

  6. Linda says

    Thanks for that information. It makes sense. My husband has trouble with peanuts and things with peanut oil in them, so I don't think it's just bad peanut butter. It's good to know for those of us who do eat it though.

  7. Kelly Ciara says

    I made these bars and they were delicious! My oats seemed a little dry, so I may moisten them a bit the next time. Thank you so much for this recipe!

  8. Kim says

    I made these because I had a craving for cookies but not enough time to bake them. This was a great alternative. I used old fashioned GF oats and they seem a bit dry. Would probably use 1-1/2 cups next time, instead of 2 cups. Will enjoy them tonight, then freeze pairs in snack bags so I have a GF dessert ready to go as needed. Thanks!

  9. Vicky says

    Another suggestion, to sub oats, I use coconut flakes; gives it freshness and also keeps the cookie or bars soft. I have a similar recipe.

  10. Gretchen says

    This looks really good! But the first ingredient is butter and I am unclear as to how much? 2 cups, a half a cup? If I were an intuitive cook, I might understand how much, but since you are the expert, I’m askin’! Thanks!

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