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Chocolate Glazed Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Glazed Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars

Yesterday we went up to the Dewey/Pennington cabin just east of Kamas, Utah. We had a great time relaxing with the family! It is always a treat to visit the cabin.

Lincoln, Josh, and I went on a hike, Lincoln style…that means a drive:) We did get out to take some pictures and we took a few steps..ha!

The fall colors were so vibrant! I am glad we hit the Aspens at their peak!

Cow Crossing! Watch out!


I wasn’t excited to see the snow on top of the mountain.
I am not ready for winter!

I made Prudy’s Chocolate Glazed Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars and everyone loved them. Well, Josh wasn’t allowed to have a taste because of the peanut butter, but don’t worry he didn’t starve. There was plenty of good food up there. The bars were great, how can you go wrong with a peanut butter and chocolate combo? Thanks Prudy!

Chocolate Glazed Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars

Adapted from Prudence Pennywise

1/2 cup butter

1/3 cup peanut butter, plus more for spreading on top

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs

1/4 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup flour

2 cups oatmeal-old fashioned or quick cooking

Chocolate Frosting:

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons milk

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, combine butter and peanut butter. Add sugars and mix well. Stir in vanilla, eggs, and milk. Stir in salt and soda, then add flour and oatmeal. Press mixture into greased 9 by 13 and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until puffed and browned. Spread hot bars with peanut butter-about ½ cup. Let sit for a few minutes while you make the frosting. In a small saucepan, combine butter and milk and heat on low heat until butter is melted. Stir in cocoa powder and powdered sugar. Pour over warm peanut butter and spread gently. Cut into bars and serve.

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42 Responses to “Chocolate Glazed Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars”

  1. 1
    Jodi — October 6, 2008 @ 12:54 pm

    Your recipes look yummy! Being from Colorado I’ve seen a few Cow Crossing signs (Free Range/Open Range) but I still have NEVER seen any cows on the road!

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    Live.Love.Eat — October 6, 2008 @ 1:35 pm

    I love those pictures Maria. It shouts Fall to me, and I am still waiting down here in FL. I want to go to a cabin so bad. A mountainy version of a B&B.

    Those PB Bars look awesome!!!!

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    Allie — October 6, 2008 @ 1:50 pm

    I love the changing of the leaves! Wish we had seasons down here. Looks like a great time.

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    The Blonde Duck — October 6, 2008 @ 1:53 pm

    Those hills look gorgeous! Knowing me, I probably would have wanted to spend my time cooing at the cows. How cool you made Prudy’s bars! I want to make those apple things she posted Friday….

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    Barbara Bakes — October 6, 2008 @ 2:02 pm

    My boys would love these!

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    Amy Beatty — October 6, 2008 @ 2:09 pm

    What a beautiful, fun, fall trip. Your photos are just amazing, even the one with snow on top. But I feel the same way you do – so not ready to freeze and die. And I have got to try that recipe, looks like every thing we LOVE, sorry Josh.

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    Rosa's Yummy Yums — October 6, 2008 @ 2:16 pm

    Such a wonderful place! You are so lucky ;-P… Nice bars too!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    Candy — October 6, 2008 @ 2:35 pm

    Oh how beautiful! It’s still pretty green here. We go straight to brown in late November. I miss the seasons.

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    Kathy Seed — October 6, 2008 @ 3:33 pm

    First of all, let me say how very much i love how your new couch looks in your basement. I love it! The fall photos at the Dewey’s cabin were wonderful. And as always, your yummy looking food. Can’t wait to try these recipes! Thanks for sharing all of natures beauty along with Maria’s great recipes.

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    Adam — October 6, 2008 @ 3:44 pm

    Love the scenery out there Maria. Hiking outdoors is so much fun, the hardest part is making sure you don’t stay out too late. Then again, if I had peanutbutter bars back home, I’d make sure I’m home on time :)

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    emily litt — October 6, 2008 @ 3:51 pm

    It’s like being at home in IL or WI:) with all those cows! Can’t wait to see you soon!!

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    Cooking and the City — October 6, 2008 @ 5:35 pm

    lovely scenery, I love the changing seasons, its spring here now & so pretty! your peanut butter bars look great :-)

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    Leslie — October 6, 2008 @ 5:45 pm

    Stunning photos and yummy bars!

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    Ulla — October 6, 2008 @ 5:48 pm

    that is so beautiful! i love the yellow foliage!:)

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    Dee — October 6, 2008 @ 6:42 pm

    Great photos; looks like you guys had a good break. Aren’t Prudy’s recipes great? I’ve bookmarked so many, but haven’t felt like doing much around the kitchen these days. Yours looks very very tempting.

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    nicole — October 6, 2008 @ 6:48 pm

    Oh yum!
    Those pictures of the mountians are so pretty.

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    Mary Ann — October 6, 2008 @ 6:59 pm

    Beautiful Pics!! Of course if the recipe came from Prudy, you know it is going to be great! Looks like a fun weekend!

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    Lisa magicsprinkles — October 6, 2008 @ 7:29 pm

    Fabulous photos! I think you should blow a few of them up and frame them.

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    Veronica — October 6, 2008 @ 7:31 pm

    The bars look yummy, but your pictures look fabulous! I especially love the one with the cows.

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    Cookie baker Lynn — October 6, 2008 @ 8:58 pm

    The bars look delicious. Beautiful fall pictures. Nothing beats the fall foliage in the canyons!

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    Bridgett — October 6, 2008 @ 9:18 pm

    Gorgeous photos! I am loving all the color changes this time of year and I love seeing the variations from all over the country.

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    Pam — October 6, 2008 @ 10:35 pm

    Beautiful photos – I love this time of year.

    The bars look delicious. My kids have been asking for a peanut butter dessert – I just found it.

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    Maryann — October 7, 2008 @ 2:24 am

    Gorgeous photos! :)

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    Grace — October 7, 2008 @ 5:05 am

    mooooo. i almost hit a cow once–the perils of living near a farm. :)
    great-looking bars–they’re like a soft and cakey peanut butter cup, which would be awesome.

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    Katherine Aucoin — October 7, 2008 @ 5:12 am

    Your bars look yummy. The fall colors are starting show up here too. I can’t wait until they get to their height and so I can snap a few pictures.

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    Prudy — October 7, 2008 @ 5:19 am

    Your scenery is just gorgeous! I’m so glad you liked the bars-and ironically I’m posting your pretzels tomorrow. Perfect swapping!

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    Veron — October 7, 2008 @ 5:27 am

    Maria, the fall colors are amazing. And the cow crossing is adorable. I am also glad Josh did not starve :)… those peanut bars sound so yummy!

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    Chocolate Shavings — October 7, 2008 @ 5:41 am

    Those look delicious!

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    ttfn300 — October 7, 2008 @ 5:53 am

    Love the colors!!! i’m not ready for snow yet either :) Great looking bars!!

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    Melissa — October 7, 2008 @ 6:09 am

    What gorgeous pictures… I love the fall! Those peanut butter and chocolate bars sound great!

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    April — October 7, 2008 @ 6:49 am

    You live in such a beautiful place! The bars look great too!

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    Erica — October 7, 2008 @ 7:15 am

    those bars look so awesome! You should make food for magazines! Your food always photographs so nicely!

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    Rosie — October 7, 2008 @ 9:59 am

    Stunning fall photos and a wonderful chocolate glazed oatmeal peanut butter bars – YUM!

    Rosie x

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    Maria — October 7, 2008 @ 10:20 am

    Beautiful pics Maria! Your bars look so yummy ;o)

    Btw how tall are you? you look tall!!

    Maria
    x

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    Maria — October 7, 2008 @ 3:15 pm

    We are enjoying the perfect fall weather in Utah. I am loving all of the colors! Thanks for all of the comments. It was fun watching the cows cross:) And Prudy’s bars are delicious! Give them a try!

    Maria-I am not that tall…just an average 5’6. I guess I fooled you in the photo:)

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    ~Priscilla~ — October 7, 2008 @ 4:02 pm

    those trees are sooo pretty maria! i can’t wait for the trees to turn over here. you do look taller than 5’6 in that pic!:)

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    CECIL — October 7, 2008 @ 7:48 pm

    Oooh..cow crossing!! I lived on countryside for two years and your photo just brings back such fun memories!!

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    Stacy — October 7, 2008 @ 8:30 pm

    I love these pics. The fall is such a great time. Oh, and you guys always have such great food on your blog! How in the world do you do it????

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    Life on Pelican Street — October 13, 2008 @ 3:19 pm

    Lincoln style hike! I love it!!

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    Stacey Snacks — October 14, 2008 @ 2:47 pm

    Now, there is something we don’t see too often here in NJ, close to NYC!!!! cow crossing!

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