Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

Today, I felt like making something easy, sweet and rich. After looking for a recipe I settled on Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars. I found this one on allrecipes.

I didn’t have any creamy peanut butter so I used crunchy and it still turned out great. The next time I make it I may add more chocolate chips to bring out the chocolate flavour more. As is, the peanut butter has the strongest taste.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (180 grams) quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup (120 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (200 grams) brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup (170 grams) butter, cold
  • 1 (14 ounce; 397 grams) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup (195 grams) peanut butter
  • 1 cup (152 grams) semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan. (I use baking paper.)
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, flour, brown sugar, salt and baking soda.
  3. Cut in the butter to form a crumbly mixture.
  4. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of the crumbs, and pat the rest evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  5. In a medium bowl, stir together the sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter (Warm it up to make it easier to spread). Spread evenly over the oatmeal layer.
  6. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the peanut butter layer, then crumble the reserved crust over the top.
  7. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

I baked mine for 30 minutes and that was more than enough. The top gets crunchy so you have to be a little careful while cutting it that is doesn’t crack – and I’d recommend small pieces since it is quite rich. I tasted it after I baked but was actually serving it the next day. It tasted just as good the next day as it did fresh.

I took the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bar for a family get together at our summer house and it was the perfect travelling treat as I didn’t have to worry about it getting squashed or ruined.

It was a hit!! Everyone loved it and finished it off in a jiffy. I’m sure I’ll be making it again some time soon. Hope you try it too.

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About everyvariety

I find that being aware of looking for opportunities to enjoy life through as many senses as possible creates strong impressions of pleasure that enhance life's experiences. As with any other creation, there are many aspects to making an enjoyable experience. There should be memorable stimulation caused by texture, smell, color, taste, and visual presentation. This blog follows my journey as I learn to create, through following other's recipes, adapting recipes and creating my own. My love for all cooking, but mostly baking, comes from the joy I feel when sharing what I make with others and the satisfaction of a job well done. I am not naturally gifted when it comes to cooking but I find the experience meditative and creative, thus mentally relaxing. Please join me in my quest for making eating a beautiful experience.
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4 Responses to Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

  1. mom says:

    It sure was good. I esp. liked the chrunchieness.

    Like

  2. Linnell says:

    Looks delicious! Peanut butter and chocolate – what could be better?!

    Like

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