In a saucepan over low heat, melt the butter; stir in brown sugar and corn syrup until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in 1/4 cup peanut butter and vanilla until blended. Add the oats; mix well.
Press into a greased 13x9x2 inch baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes. Meanwhile, melt the chips and remaining peanut butter; stir in peanuts. Spread over crust. Refrigerate until cool; cut into bars.
YIELD: 6-1/2 dozen.
Recipe Source: Quick Cooking magazine (January/February, 2001)
By IMAQT1962 from ILLINOIS
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