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CHEWY CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BARS

Peanut butter is my favorite ingredient in baking. I think almost half of the desserts that I make involve peanut butter; we go through a lot of peanut butter in my house.  If you’re at all like me, you will love these simple chewy oatmeal chocolate peanut butter bars.

Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

CHEWY CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BARS

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Using a microwave and simple ingredients these bars can be made quickly and effortlessly, even by someone who is new to baking.  I made these chewy peanut butter bars for the first time when I was 10 years old and have slowly adapted the recipe to how I make them today. I added more peanut butter and corn syrup than the original recipe calls for and it makes these bars come together with an even chewier texture. I also added more peanut butter to the top layer of chocolate, because in my family, the more peanut butter the better!

Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

CHEWY CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BARS

Ingredients

  • FOR THE BASE
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup margarine
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup corn syrup
  • ⅔ cup peanut butter
  • ½ tsp maple extract
  • FOR THE TOP LAYER
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Combine oats and margarine in a large glass bowl.  Microwave on high for 4 minutes, stirring once halfway through.

  2. Add in the brown sugar, corn syrup, peanut butter, and maple extract.  Microwave 2 minutes, stirring once halfway through.

  3. Press into a greased 7 x 11 glass pan.

  4. Microwave the chocolate chips, peanut butter and vanilla in a small glass bowl for 1 minute and then at 10 second intervals until it is smooth and creamy

  5. Spread the chocolate layer on top of the oatmeal base

     * If you want to, you can melt a little more peanut butter and drizzle it on top for an extra flare

  6. Let sit in the fridge for a few hours before serving.

Oatmeal Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Often I have the urge to make fancy desserts that involve complicated steps, but time and time again by family asks me to make these.  Creating fancy desserts can be fun, but sometimes it is good to step back and make a classic dessert that is loved by many.

Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

This is also a good recipe to make with younger people because it doesn’t involve too many complicated steps or a hot surface like a stove or oven.  You can make these with your daughter, grandson, or little brother.  You’ll have a fun bonding experience and a yummy dessert to eat at the end 🙂

If you need a quick easy dessert give these chewy chocolate peanut butter bars a shot!

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and NO BAKE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BARS:

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I’m Megan. I love to bake! I am a 19-year old student in my second year of Bible college, and after this year I plan on going through a baking and pastries program to learn more about baking. One day I hope to work for a bakery or maybe even own my own bakery! For now, I love baking for friends and family and we’ll see where God takes me in the future. If you want to see more baking check out my Instagram @baking.memories.

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Calvin

Friday 29th of December 2017

Lots of energy this is a nice snack, I love chocolate and peanut butter.

HEIDI C.

Monday 6th of November 2017

Oh wow! These bars are definitely going on my Christmas baking list.

Jody @ Mommy Moment

Monday 6th of November 2017

I hope you enjoy them! I can't wait to start my Christmas baking.

Meg

Wednesday 11th of October 2017

Ohh too bad I can't send these in lunches. I guess I'll just have to eat them all myself mmmmm

karlyn cruz

Monday 9th of October 2017

Oh my gosh! The chewy bars look amazing. Just by looking at the pic, I thought maybe you added some coconut to it, but there isn't. I'd love to try this and see if I don't mess it up! Could definitely be a great holiday treat!

Angela Milnes

Sunday 8th of October 2017

Oh God! this is a heavenly food and I think I really need this right now and I'm sure it's a great comfort food too when you are stressed and my kids would really love this too for sure.

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