Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter Bars

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

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 36
 

Ingredients

Base and Topping

2 1/4
cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1 1/4
cups firmly packed brown sugar
1
cup 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

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  • 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.
  • 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.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
195
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
85mg
85%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
16g
16%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
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.