Easy Peanut Butter Bars


These cookies travel well. Pack them in lunch boxes or tote to a picnic or potluck.

stack of peanut Butter Bars topped with peanuts and candy pieces
Photo: Mike Jensen
Prep Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
32 bars


  • Nonstick cooking spray or shortening

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup peanut butter

  • ¼ cup cooking oil

  • 2 eggs

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 ½ cup self-rising flour*

  • ¾ cup peanut butter-flavored pieces

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped peanuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. Lightly coat 13x9x2-inch baking pan with cooking spray or grease with some shortening. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat together the brown sugar, peanut butter, cooking oil, and eggs until well blended.

  2. Beat in milk, then beat in flour until well combined. Spread into a prepared pan.

  3. Sprinkle peanut-butter-flavored pieces and peanuts atop. Bake in 350 degree F oven 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes 32 bars.


We used self-rising flour because it saves measuring additional ingredients. If you don't keep it on hand, substitute a mixture of 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

125 Calories
7g Fat
14g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 125
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 111mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Protein 3g
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 0.7mg 4%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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