Sunday, January 18, 2015

Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Bars

Each month, on the second Sunday of the month, my family gets together at my parents how for our monthly "Second Sunday" family dinner.  We decide on a meal and divide out the assignments.  Last month, my assignment was dessert.  Knowing my brother-in-law is a peanut butter fanatic, I stumbled upon this recipe and knew I had to try it out. 

I thought they were even better the next day!

Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Bars

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup oats
8 tablespoons butter, softened
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 cup peanut butter chips
1 cup chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350º.  Lightly grease a 9x13 baking pan and set aside. 

Mix together the flour, baking soda, salt and oats.  Set aside

In a large bowl (or stand mixer bowl) cream butter, peanut butter, and both sugars with the paddle attachment.  Mix in the vanilla, egg and egg yolk until combined. 

Stir in the dry ingredients, chocolate and peanut butter chips.  Mix until combined. 

Press the batter into the baking pan.  Bake for about 18-20 minutes until lightly browned on the edges.  
*Don't over bake or the bars will be dry!  Set pan aside to cool and let the bars cool in the pan before cutting into squares. 

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