Super Sweet Chocolately Peanut Butter Bars

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During yesterday’s SRC reveal, I spied a recipe that I just had to make.
I’m not one for sweet treats, but my husband loves them!
And it was a plus that I already had all the ingredients…
This was the first time I’ve ever used sweetened condensed milk…
WOWSERS, just looking at the stuff raised my BS 100 points!
I followed the measurements exactly, but my bars were more super gooey chocolately than actual bars.
I hardly doubt anyone will mind, because they tasted amazing!
I’m sending them to work with my husband tomorrow with some vanilla ice cream.
I’m betting there gone in 60 seconds!
A big thanks Rebekah for the baking inspiration/motivation.

Super Sweet Chocolately Peanut Butter Bars
Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla, divided use
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 cups oats, old fashioned
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12 oz) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and ¼ cup peanut butter on medium speed for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the brown sugar and beat until well mixed.
  4. Beat in eggs one at a time and then 1 tsp. vanilla
  5. In a large bowl stir together the flour, baking soda, and oats.
  6. Gradually stir the dry mixture into the peanut butter mixture; set aside
  7. In a medium saucepan, combine the ½ cup peanut butter, sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips.
  8. Cook over low heat until the chocolate melts, stirring occasionally.
  9. Remove from heat and stir in remaining 1 tsp. vanilla.
  10. Press two-thirds of the oat mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 13 x 9" pan.
  11. Spread the chocolate mixture on top of that.
  12. Using your fingers, crumble the remaining oat mixture over the top.
  13. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is lightly browned.
  14. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
  15. Slice and serve.

 

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What is Your Go-To Bad for You Dessert?

I have never been a dessert person, but I guess i’d go with gummi bears.

Comments

  1. OMG YUM!! I don’t eat a lot of deserts but I’m a sucker for ice cream and I make lots of creme brulee.
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  2. HOLY COW. I went into a sugar coma just LOOKING at these photos!! I prefer salty treats over sweet….but if I had to pick, I love gummy candies like you! I really like the sour kind – sour patch kids, cherry blasters, sour watermelons, fuzzy peaches…
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