Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars

 I don’t make bars like this often – but the peanut butter idea – I couldn’t resist.  It was hard to not fight over licking the bowl with the peanut butter-condensed milk mixture.  My husband who is not a chocolate fan would like them made without the chocolate next time – well…. maybe.
I used parchment paper to line the pan instead of greasing it…otherwise I made it as written.  Cut them while they are still a little warm.  Don't over-bake - check them at 25 minutes. These freeze very well - I was surprised we could keep them long enough to try freezing.                
                        Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars
  14       Ounces  Sweetened Condensed Milk
     1/3   Cup  Peanut Butter -- (2 1/3 ounces)
  2         Cups  Oatmeal -- quick cooking (6 ounces)
  1         Cup  Flour, All-purpose -- (4 1/2 ounces)
  1         Cup  Brown Sugar -- firmly packed (8 ounces)
     1/2   Cup  Butter -- 1 stick
     1/2   Cup  Peanuts -- salted, finely chopped (1/4 ounces)
     1/4   Cup  Butter -- melted (1/2 stick)
  6         Ounces  Chocolate Chips -- Semisweet (1 cup)                      
Heat oven to 350°.  In small bowl combine milk and peanut butter; mix well. Set aside.
In large bowl, stir together oats, flour and brown sugar; cut in 1/2 cup butter until crumbly.  Press HALF of mixture (2 cups or 11 ounces) into greased 13 x 9" baking pan.
Add peanuts and 1/4 cup melted butter to remaining crumb mixture; mix well.
Pour peanut butter mixture over crumbs in pan; sprinkle with chocolate chips.  Cover with remaining crumb mixture; press lightly.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until light golden brown. Cut in 36 bars. (Don't over-bake)
2011 Cost:  $4.75 or 14¢ each
  "Land O Lakes Comfort Food "
Per Serving: 163 Calories; 9g Fat (46.4% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 19g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 14mg Cholesterol; 67mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.

1 comment:

  1. Finally! The recipe!!!

    Sue, in the past friends have sent these bars home with Steve and me but I've never thought to request the recipe. Thank you for posting it--now I won't have to depend upon the generosity of my friends when I want these wonderful bars!

    Thanks a bunch!

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