Chocolate Glazed Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars

By Maria Lichty

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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

½ cup butter

⅓ cup peanut butter, plus more for spreading on top

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs

¼ cup milk

½ 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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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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!

  2. 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!!!!

  3. 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….

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. lovely scenery, I love the changing seasons, its spring here now & so pretty! your peanut butter bars look great ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. 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.

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

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

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

  13. 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.

  14. mooooo. i almost hit a cow once–the perils of living near a farm. ๐Ÿ™‚
    great-looking bars–they’re like a soft and cakey peanut butter cup, which would be awesome.

  15. 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.

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

  17. 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!

  18. 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:)

  19. 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!:)

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

  21. 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????

  22. I love Maria & Josh’s recipes cause they always turn-out delicious. This recipe from what Ive read isnt their own but I made them & thought they were just awful. Im a pretty good baker, but these were not what I hoped for..flavor & texture were way off for me. I will continue to make Maria & Josh’s!