Friday, January 22, 2010

Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat Bars

This is a recipe that I keep going back to, I absolutely love it (thanks Carol and Carrie).  Anytime I need something quick this is what I make, it can sit until the chocolate is set or cut them right and have them be gooey and yummy.  Also I alternate between dark chocolate, milk chocolate and semi-sweet.

2/3 c. butter, melted
1/4 c. peanut butter
1 c. brown sugar, packed
1/4 c. corn syrup
1/4 t. vanilla
4 c. quick cooking oats

1 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. butterscotch chips
1/3 c. peanut butter

* Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In large mixing bowl, combine butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla.  Gradually add oats and mix well.  Press into greased 9x13 pan.  Bake for 12-14 minutes.  Remove and cool for 5 minutes.

* While cooling, make topping.  Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips and peanut butter in microwave bowl for 1-2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, till smooth.  Spread over warm bars.  Cool completely (or just eat with a spoon while warm, wouldn't recommend because the whole pan might be gone before you regain your self-control).
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