I saw these this morning on my Google reader and decided to make them right away. There is nothing better than chocolate and peanut butter. I took my first bite and was in love. I'm sure I'll make them again, next time though, I want to add a layer of crushed pretzels before I add the chocolate.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars
From: Baking Blonde (who I can always count on for a fabulous PB Chocolate treat!)
Adapted from: All Recipes
1 cup butter (I used a little less, just added it slowly)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (I used a heaping cup!)
3/4 cup peanut butter
Grease a 9×9 inch square pan.
Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and vanilla. Mix in the oats. Cook over low heat 2 to 3 minutes, or until ingredients are well blended.Press half of mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Reserve the remainder for topping.
Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter in a small heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth. Pour the chocolate mixture over the crust in the pan, and spread evenly with a knife or the back of a spoon.
Crumble the remaining oat mixture over the chocolate layer, pressing in gently.Cover, and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours or overnight. Bring to room temperature before cutting into bars.