Peanut Butter and Chocolate Squares

    22 min

    These rich but tasty squares are perfect for cake sales or lunchbox treats. The chocolate and oat base is easy to make and oh-so delicious. For a bit of extra indulgence, sprinkle the top with chopped peanuts, grated chocolate, or a combination of both! Kids will love these.

    18 people made this

    Serves: 16 

    • 220g dark brown soft sugar
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 225g margarine, melted
    • 330g porridge oats
    • 340g plain chocolate chips
    • 200g peanut butter

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:22min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. In a medium bowl, stir together the dark brown soft sugar, caster sugar, melted margarine and oats until well blended. Mix in the chocolate chips. Press the mixture into a 23cm square tin.
    3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Spread peanut butter over the top of the bars and let cool until set. Cut into squares and serve.

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    Very tasty and easy to make. I used two different kinds of chocolate and reduced-fat peanut butter and it still turned out wonderful. Thanks.  -  09 Sep 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    As of right now these get a 4. I just made them and have not really had a chance to taste them, but my suggestion for the peanut butter is to drop it by tablespoons all over top of the bars right out of the oven, turn the oven off, and stick them back in the oven for a couple of minutes so the peanut butter can melt a little thus making it really easy to spread!! I did have to take a little taste off the corner of the pan ;-) and they tasted pretty darn good!! But like other viewers said, very crumbly, i had to use a spoon!! Over all a good and very very easy bar! Update, I changed my review to 2 stars, because we only ate about 1/4 of the pan. They tasted really good to begin with, but they just weren't so awesome that we had to keep eating them. By the way we never ever let a desert or bars or anything sweet go to waste, hahah, we are a sweets family, so the fact that we didn't eat hardly any of these should say something. sorry, just not that good  -  07 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very very sweet.  -  15 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)