Pour a glass of milk and grab a few of these Peanut Butter Oreo Bars to snack on. White chocolate chips, Oreo cookies, and a smooth peanut butter glaze are just three of the reasons you need to bake a pan of these oatmeal bars today.
This summer I realized that I am not a convertible car kind of girl. My husband has an old Saab convertible that he absolutely loves to drive around on nice days. And I'm all for a cool car that looks good...
The problem is that I absolutely cannot stand to have my hair blowing in my face. It is one of my biggest pet peeves. Even in regular vehicles I will not roll down the window next to me, even if I am blazing hot. It's one of these strange quirks about me. You understand, right? I mean there have to be funny or strange quirks about you too.
One of these days I will remember to stock the glove box with pony tail holders and headbands. You would think that since I know how much the blowing hair will bother me, that the glove box would be stuffed with these items already. But no, I'm not that prepared.
Maybe if I bake a pan of these Peanut Butter Oreo Bars to take along for drives, they will distract me with their goodness and make me forget all about the wind. Something tells me the blowing hair and peanut butter treats probably don't mix well either. It could add a whole new pet peeve to my list. I better stick to hair ties.
A few months ago I made these Peanut Butter Bars. These simple oatmeal bars with the creamy peanut butter glaze quickly became one my favorite treats. But when I made a pan of them this week, I wanted to change them up a little.
It's one of those other strange pet peeves I have. I have a really hard time making the exact same thing twice. There are times I just push past the peeve and make things again, but my mind is going a hundred miles a minute thinking of new variations.
Going through the cupboards I found some Peanut Butter Oreos that managed to last with the scavenging hungry soccer teen that lives with us. Yes, our cupboards are fully stocked in Oreo cookies. I realize that it must seem like we buy cookies on every shopping trip. Well, that's partly true. Ok, it's probably all the way true. I am a dessert food blogger after all. Buying extra cookies every time comes with the job. #bestjobever
So, out came the Peanut Butter Oreos and some white chocolate chips. The last bars had regular chocolate chips, so by changing the chips and adding some cookie chunks I felt better about making the same bar cookie.
I have to admit my favorite part of these bars is the peanut butter glaze. Now THAT I could make over and over! Peanut butter, powdered sugar, and milk will make a peanut butter glaze heaven. Do not taste test the glaze before putting it on the warm bars, or you might be making another bowl of glaze.
You want to spread the glaze over the bars while they are still warm. Give the bars about 5 minutes to cool down slightly before spreading the peanut butter glaze on. The glaze with melt down into the cracks of the bars and then set up as they cool. These are seriously amazing!!!
Time to head to the cupboards and find a new mix in...I'm feeling the urge to create a new peanut butter bar.
More peanut butter treats to enjoy baking:
Peanut Butter Oreo Truffle Cookie Cups
Peanut Butter Nutella Cheesecake Bars
Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking
Jocelyn, these look INCREDIBLE! All of that chocolate, their ooey gooey texture, and Oreos too... It's as if you wrote "Amy" on every single one and made them all for me! 😉 I can't stand convertibles either, or even wind blowing as I'm walking down the street. I love the fruity scent of my shampoo, but that smell doesn't exactly come across in its taste... So I always keep a hair tie on my wrist, just to be prepared!
oh, what a delicious recipe, peanut butter and Oreos too! 🙂 I printed your recipe so I can make these. My kids will love them!
did you see my recent post, homemade Vanilla Ice Cream!
Thanks Michael! 🙂 Let me know what you think of them!
I am the same way. I hate having the wind blow my hair around. But I too, might put aside my feelings of unkempt hair if I have one of these bars laying around.
Kelly - Life made Sweeter
I am not a convertible kind of gal either - the wind and my hair don't seem to get along hehe.
Wow, so much goodness going on in these bars! I love how soft and buttery the base is and peanut butter and oreos sounds amazing together!
Thanks Kelly! 🙂
Peanut butter and white chocolate is a newfound favorite combo of mine! These look absolutely wonderful! I love oatmeal based bars 🙂
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)
OMG girl this looks so delicious!!
Thanks Jocelyn! 🙂
I think a nom nom nom is in order.
I'm not a convertible either -- I hate the wind blowing hair in my face, too, and wind is not a friend of curly hair! These bars look so delicious -- so many great flavors here! 🙂
I'm glad I have friends who understand that wind is not curly hairs friend! 😉 Thanks Marcie!
These look TOO good!
We are no longer twins, because I absolutely LOVE having my windows down with my hair blowing. Then again, I've always wanted a Saab convertible. So there ya go 🙂
YUM!! I love peanut butter and oreo, and white chocolate is awesome. What a fun idea to add that to the mix instead of milk or dark chocolate. All the best flavors in one bar! Pinned 🙂
Thanks Chelsea! 🙂
Yes, yes, yes!! Love this combination. They surely wouldn't last long around here. 🙂
Thanks Robin! 🙂
Mmm I love pb oreos! Best flavor they ever released. I recently bought the Reese's oreos but I prefer more pb in my filling haha.
Totally agreed. No car windows! Otherwise my curly hair turns into a ball of frizz.
I'm so glad you used PB Oreos in a recipe! And this recipe especially. The glaze is magnificent. You do have the best job ever!
Thanks Mir! 😉
I'm the exact same way about my hair blowing around in the car. My car has a sunroof but I never use it because even that blows my hair around too much so I totally know where you're coming from!
Those white chocolate peanut butter oreo bars look incredibly yummy!! I'm all about a dessert with peanut butter! 🙂
Thanks Jamie! 😉
Averie @ Averie Cooks
These are totally my kind of bar! PB, cookies, a soft buttery base, mmm, love these! pinned
And I would rather sweat that have hair blowing in my face. Totally the same 🙂
Rina~I Thee Cook
I totally agree with the hair in the face thing! I never open my window either!!! These bars sound and look so yummy.
Thanks Rina! 🙂
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
I'm the exact same way with you in convertibles (or even with the windows open). I hate when my hair blows around! You had me at peanut butter and oreo, Jocelyn! These look absolutely amazing! Can't wait to try these out. Pinned!
There are times when I wish food blogs were 3D and we could eat the pictures we see on each other's posts... This is one of those times. I'm dying over here, could you have stuffed more delicious-ness into one dessert?!?
I totally wish that too! Thanks Shaina! 🙂