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Oreo Peanut Butter Bars

Oreo Peanut Butter Bars. The luscious taste of a peanut butter cup with the added crunch of an Oreo crumb crust.

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Oreo Peanut Butter Bars

Olivia has been busy in the kitchen again whipping up these awesome peanut butter bars. However, we are a house divided when it comes to peanut butter.

Olivia and I love it while Spouse and Noah do not.

Peanut butter cups are a particular favorite of my daughter and I. These cookie bars are very reminiscent of those popular treats with the added crunchy bonus of an Oreo cookie crumb crust.

Close up, full frame photo of swirls of creamy peanut butter.

You can use creamy or crunchy peanut butter in this recipe.

Make your own version of these by switching up the ingredients a little if you like. Crunchy peanut butter or smooth? Your choice.

Want to switch the Oreo crumbs for graham crumbs? Go right ahead. Graham crumb crust lover Olivia would surely approve.

Honey Graham Crackers on a Plate

Graham Cracker crumbs can replace the Oreo cookie crumbs if you prefer.

Switch up the chocolate, semisweet, milk chocolate or dark chocolate. They will be delicious either way.

Dark Chocolate Chips, to melt and dip the biscotti

I like dark chocolate chips for this recipe but you can choose any kind you like.

One last thing to note if you are preparing for a party, or even the Holiday season. These cookie bars will happily stay in the freezer for several weeks.

Well, that is, if you don’t continually sneak one out occasionally like Liv and I. Better make a double batch!
 
If you liked this recipe you many want to check out this great collection of No Bake Cookies that was incredibly popular during our last Holiday season.

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Originally published September 2012. Updated recipe notes and nutritional information September 2019.

Oreo Peanut Butter Bars close up image on white serving plate
Yield: 24 Cookie bars

Oreo Peanut Butter Bars

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Oreo Peanut Butter Bars. The luscious taste of a peanut butter cup with the added crunch of an Oreo crumb crust.

Ingredients

For the Oreo Crumb Base

  • 2 cups Oreo cookie crumbs
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter

For the Peanut Butter Center

  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 3/4 cups icing sugar, powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup graham crumbs
  • 1 cup peanut butter

For the Chocolate Top

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper or lightly grease the bottom. I prefer lining the pan with parchment paper for all bar cookies because once cooled, you can lift the entire batch out of the pan once they are cooled, making them much easier to cut evenly.
  2. Mix together the cookie crumbs sugar and butter.
  3. Press firmly into the bottom of the prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees F. Cool completely.
  4. For the peanut butter filling mix together the melted butter, icing sugar, graham crumbs and peanut butter.
  5. Mix together until completely smooth, then spread evenly on the cooled cookie crumb base. Chill for several hours.
  6. To add the chocolate top. melt together the butter and chocolate chips in a double boiler or over very low heat stirring constantly.
  7. Spread evenly over the top of the chilled peanut butter layer.
  8. Chill to let the chocolate set up before cutting into bars or squares.

Notes

Allow an extra couple of hours for chilling.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

24 Cookie bars

Amount Per Serving Calories 277Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 25mgSodium 168mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 1gSugar 22gProtein 3g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.


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Denise Chippett

Friday 13th of September 2019

Made those tonight, middle base was now where smooth, was like crumbs so had to press onto crumb layer, no way it was remotely spreadable also when cutting into squares the chocolate cracked and the middle layer separated from the base layer, I suggest to cut cookies at room temperature, but they tasted really yummy!

Barry C. Parsons

Saturday 5th of October 2019

Maybe the brand of peanut butter. Don't be afraid to add a little more to help the mix come together.

Jill Brubaker

Friday 13th of September 2019

I'm wondering...if you could substitute soda crackers in the center for the graham crackers. Seems like it would add a salty taste to go with the peanut butter & chocolate.

Barry C. Parsons

Saturday 14th of September 2019

I've never used soda crackers in any base so I don't know if they hold together. I have my doubts.

Beatrice

Friday 13th of September 2019

Can these squares be frozen .. I want to get some baking done ahead of the coming holidays .. Thank uou

Barry C. Parsons

Saturday 5th of October 2019

Sure

Sarah

Sunday 9th of December 2018

So so yummy! Mine turned out great but I did alter a few things. I would recommend putting only half the amount of powdered sugar if using a sweeter peanut butter like Kraft or Jif. I also sprinkled the chocolate top with sea salt for an extra touch and it really set it over the edge! So good!

Charlene

Monday 15th of January 2018

Very yummy! I didn’t bake the bottom and it turned out great!

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