Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Easy chocolate peanut butter bars are a perfect after school snack, or a great addition to your Christmas cookie collection!
- 2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 3/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup butter
- 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, 6-ounce package
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 40mins
Adapted from facebook.com
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Combine oats, brown sugar, flour, baking powder and baking soda in large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in peanuts.
Reserve 1 1/2 cups crumb mixture. Stir egg into remaining crumb mixture. Press onto bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
Bake 15 minutes.
Stir together sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter in small bowl until well combined. Pour evenly over partially baked crust.
Stir together reserved crumb mixture and chocolate chips. Sprinkle evenly over peanut butter layer.
Bake an additional 15 minutes. Cool. Cut into bars.