Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter Bars

An oat cookie dough becomes top and bottom layers in this easy bar, filled with nuts and melted chocolate.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

2:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

36

bars

Base and Topping
2 1/4
cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1 1/4
cups firmly packed brown sugar
1
cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1
cup butter, softened
Filling
1
(14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1/4
cup peanut butter
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
(6-oz.) pkg. (1 cup) semisweet chocolate chips
1/2
cup coarsely chopped salted peanuts
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, combine all base and topping ingredients; mix at low speed until crumbly. Reserve 2 cups of crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture in bottom of sprayed pan to form base.
  3. In small bowl, combine condensed milk, peanut butter and vanilla; mix until well blended. Pour mixture evenly over base. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and peanuts. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over top; press down gently.
  4. Bake at 350°F. for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Center will not be set. Cool 1 hour 15 minutes or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.
Makes 36 bars

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 195
    • (Calories from Fat 90),
  • Total Fat 10g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 85mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 16g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.