These bars tasted very similar to one of our very favorite goodies around here…my Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats. If you’re a peanut butter person, this one’s for you. The crumbly top and gooey middle…delish! They would be perfect served after dinner as dessert, as an afternoon snack…or even with coffee in the morning as breakfast. And I love that it only has four little ingredients…easy and delicious…my two favorite things.
1 box yellow cake mix
3/4 cup butter, melted
3 cups quick-cooking oats, uncooked
1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease (I use Pam) a 9×13 baking dish.
In a mixing bowl combine cake mix, butter, and oats tossing until crumbly. Spread 2/3 of oats mixture across the bottom of baking dish. Pat oats mixture down to form a “crust” layer.
Spread your peanut butter over the crust mixture with a spoon (don’t worry if it doesn’t completely cover the crust, it will melt when baking and spread out).
Crumble the remaining 1/3 of your oats mixture over the top of the peanut butter and lightly press it down.
Bake about 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool at least 20 minutes before slicing and serving.
It’s like a giant Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie.