Bar #94: Peanut Butter Crumb

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.
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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.  
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  • Stephanie July 5, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Shay could I use peanut butter chips instead of the peanut butter? It will save me a trip to the store.

    • Mix and Match Mama July 5, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      Yes! They won't be as thick but they'll still be really good!

  • Kristi July 6, 2015 at 4:04 am

    Which of your meals would be good to freeze or deliver to friends in need (move, new baby, etc)? Have you done a blog post about this? If not I would love to see one!

    • Mix and Match Mama July 6, 2015 at 8:13 pm

      My very favorite to take us my Broccoli and Sausage Ravioli casserole!! Check the casserole tab on the side! So many yummy choices!!

  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} July 6, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    So these look stupid good!

  • Samantha Barnett July 7, 2015 at 2:43 am

    I made my sister and her family a meal since she brought home my newest and last niece today. Mississippi roast with potatoes and carrots, salad, garlic bread, watermelon…..and these peanut butter crumble bars. They are delicious! I figured that they would be great for not only dessert, but a protein-packed snack while nursing. Thanks for the great recipe. I will definitely make them again and again.

  • Brooke Ferretti July 19, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    I made these last night for a family dinner and they were delicious warmed up with some vanilla ice cream on the side! 🙂 thanks for sharing!