Monday, May 25, 2015

Cooking Corner: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Happy Memorial Day!  I hope you all had a nice day.  I just relaxed with family.  I LOVE sweets so I decided to make a recipe I found on Pinterest.  They are called Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars.  They are super simple and you probably have all the ingredients already.  Everybody loves them!  It would be perfect to bring to a party or BBQ because you can't really go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate.  If you make this tweet me pictures @jerica_89.  Enjoy!

2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 3/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1 cup (6 oz. pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 large egg, beaten
1 (14 oz.) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter

1. Heat oven to 350°F.

2. Combine oats, brown sugar, flour, baking powder and baking soda in large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in peanuts.

3. Reserve 1 1/2 cups crumb mixture. Stir egg into remaining crumb mixture. Press onto bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes.

4. Stir together sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter in small bowl until well combined. Pour evenly over partially baked crust. 

5. Stir together reserved crumb mixture and chocolate chips. Sprinkle evenly over peanut butter layer.

6. Bake for an additional 15 minutes. Cool. Cut into bars.