Sunday, April 14, 2013

Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars


All the best flavors rolled into one...peanut butter cups and semi-sweet chocolate combine in a buttery, brown sugar and oatmeal cookie dough that will satisfy your sweet tooth! Easy to make and even easier to devour. The perfect little bar cookie!

Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
3 cups rolled old-fashioned oats
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cup chopped peanut butter cups

Directions:

Cream butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla with electric mixer on high.

Stir in flour, salt, and baking soda, all at the same time. Stir in oats. Last, add 2 cups of the chocolate chips and 1 cup of the peanut butter cups and stir them in (or use clean hands, if the dough is too stiff).

Press cookie dough into a greased 9x13-inch baking dish.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until lightly golden and cookies are set in the middle.

Remove from oven and spread remaining peanut butter cups over the top. Using a spreader, smooth peanut butter cups over the top. Next, spread the chocolate chips over the peanut butter cup layer. The chocolate will melt on its own. After 10 minutes, use a spreader and evenly spread the melted chocolate. Cut into 12 bars. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from: www.tammysrecipes.com