Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Dream Bars

I love this yummy new bar recipe.  When I think there just couldn't be another bar recipe out there that is yummy and different - I find one.  I think I was looking around Pintrest when I found this recipe - I am not totally sure.  I found it at a fun blog - Baking Blonde.  I saw lots of yummy things - I love how she rates recipes.

I followed this recipe pretty true to form - except I used light brown sugar instead of dark.  I also would love to have had more chopped Reeses' Peanut Butter Cups on top.  Have I mentioned how much I like peanut butter and chocolate!

I made this recipe for my teachers this last week and they loved it.  I will be making these again!


 Peanut Butter Oatmeal Dream Bars  (adapted from Baking Blonde)

1 cup butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
2 1/4 cups Quick cooking oats
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 King size Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, roughly chopped (or more)
1 cup milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.  Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray.  In a medium mixing bowl, stir together melted butter, sugar, soda, oatmeal, flour and salt until it's crumbly.  Set aside about a cup or a little more and pat the rest into the prepared 9 x 13 pan.  Bake for 10 minutes. While crust is cooking, mix condensed milk and peanut butter together in a small bowl and pour gently over the baked crust - be careful not to pull up the warm crust.  Evenly sprinkle the cup of reserved crumb mixture over the condensed milk/peanut butter mixture.  Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and sprinkle the chopped peanut butter cups and chocolate chips evenly over the top.  Praise gently into crumb topping.  Bake for another 5 - 10 minutes until topping is light golden brown.  Allow to cool to make cutting and serving easier.  Enjoy!!