Peanutty Oatmeal Bars

Submitted By: Loretta Maddox


  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 2 cups toasted rice cereal
  • 2 cups roasted peanuts
  • Instructions

    In a medium bowl, stir together oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.

    In a large mixing bowl, beat together 3/4 cup butter, eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Pour batter into a 9-x-13-x-3 1/2-inch cake pan. Bake at 350° for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

    Remove from oven and sprinkle marshmallows evenly over top. Return to oven for two minutes.

    In a medium saucepan, heat corn syrup, 1/4 cup butter, and peanut butter until
    melted. Remove from heat; stir in rice cereal and peanuts. Using a large spoon, drop peanut mixture onto marshmallows and carefully spread evenly. Cool and cut into bars.