Monkey Peanut Butter Bars

Monkey Peanut Butter Bars

93 Reviews 10 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    28 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 43 m
Recipe by  Kate

“We call this recipe 'Monkey' as a family tradition. We also have Monkey Bread. These bars are wonderful especially for when your the parent who has to bring a snack for school!”

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Original recipe yields 2 dozen


  1. Cream butter and white sugar and brown sugar. Blend in 1/3 cup peanut butter, egg, vanilla, and baking soda. Add flour and oatmeal. Mix well!
  2. Spread in greased 13x9 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes. Remove and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  3. Return to oven and bake for eight minutes. Spread to smooth out chocolate chips. Cool! Mix icing and spread over bars. Refrigerate to set. Cut and eat.
  4. To Make Icing: Mix together 1 cup confectioners' sugar, 1/4 cup peanut butter and 3 1/2 tablespoons milk until it makes a spreadable consistency.

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Reviews (93)

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I found this recipe to be very very sweet. The cookie bar bottom was wonderful and would taste great by itself. The icing and chocolate together seemed too much and made this treat very sweet. Icing or melted chocolate chips would be enough.... or even just the bar by itself!



I made these for Christmas, wanted to try something different. I doubled the recipe and used a jelly roll pan. It was excellent. My husband told me to never make them again since he couldn't stop eating them, when my son-in-law returned home the only thing he wanted to take home were these bars.



These bars are great. I did half with the frosting and half without. I would definitely keep the topping. I only used 1/2 the amount of chocolate chips and it was perfect. Will definitely make these bars again

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 454 cal
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 23.4 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs
  • 60.2 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 179 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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