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Monday, July 9, 2012

O'Henry Bars

My husband's Grandma was such a cookie maker.  Each Christmas for years she baked cookies and made candy.  Lots of it!  She packaged it in boxes and sent to her children and grandchildren.  These O'Henry Bars often made it into those packages.

They're really similar to a granola bar. At least those chocolate covered granola bars.... which I think are just a glorified candy bar most of the time.   I don't think you'd be out of line (much) to eat one of these for breakfast or a keep you going sort of snack.  Sometime I'm going to try adding craisins or rice crispies in the dough.

These are easy and quick to make.  We did have a hard time getting them to cool in the house though so we put them in the freezer for a bit to speed things up.  Perfect!   You will want to have a glass of milk close by, they are rich!

O'Henry Bars

6 C. quick oats
1 1/2 C. brown sugar
1 C. butter, softened
3/4 C. corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix together well and spread in a greased 11x17 pan.  Bake 15 minutes at 350.

Melt 1 1/2 C. chocolate chips and 3/4 C. chunky peanut butter in a double boiler. (I did mine in the microwave on defrost for about 5 minutes)  Spread mixture on top of cookie mixture while both are warm.  Cool, cut into squares.


  1. They look very yummy!

  2. I'm going to print this one out Joy! Thanks for the reminder on FF.

  3. These are so Grandma Mac! These and her Peanut Jumbles are cookies I only knew her to bake.

  4. Cathy - there are so many recipes that remind me of Grandma. I called her so often our first years of marriage asking cooking direction and advice. :) I miss her!