Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Ever remember at 10 pm that you needed to make a pan of bars for the next day?  Maybe for your child's class or a potluck?  Yeah, me either! ;)

This is more a "tip" than a recipe, but if you keep these 2 simple things in your pantry - you'll be ready the next time hectic schedules and life get the best of your memory.  Heck your 10-year-old  or husband could probably whip these up for you too!

So, what do you need in your cupboard...2 Betty Crocker cookie mixes (peanut butter and oatmeal) and some chocolate chips, M&M's, nuts, or whatever your heart pleases.

(And yes, you are seeing empty packaging...I may or may not have had to whip up a batch before I could take a picture of them new.)

And then you end up with these yummy, chewy, EASY bars!!


Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

1 Pkg Peanut Butter Cookie Mix
1 Pkg Oatmeal Cookie Mix
2 Cups Chips, M&M's, etc
1/3 Cup + 1 Tbsp Oil
3 Tbsp Water
2 Eggs

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Mix together all ingredients until well combined, stir in chips.  Spread mixture evenly into ungreased 9"x13" pan.  Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown on top.  Let cool for at least 15-20 minutes before cutting.


  1. Do you think that this would work well with a substitute for the peanut butter mix? I can't take pb to school here... How do you think chocolate chip or a second oatmeal mix would work?

  2. I think you could easily do 2 oatmeal or 1 chocolate chip (I believe Betty Crocker has a chocolate chunk as well) and an oatmeal. All the ingredients are per the package instructions. Let me know how they turn out! We aren't able to bring any peanut butter to school either and end up making a lot of rice krispie treats! :)