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 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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