You make these moist bars in a large cookie sheet, so it makes a bunch! It’s the perfect treat to take to your neighbor or the women you Visit Teach because today is the last day of the month and you haven’t stopped by yet… NOT that I would be doing that. It was a hypothetical situation. Anyways… take some to a friend and still have lots left for you!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars
2 cups old fashioned or rolled oats
1/2 cup milk
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1 3/4 cups flour
1 pkg. chocolate chips (2 cups)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl stir together oats and milk. Set aside so that oats can start to soften. In a medium mixing bowl cream together the sugars and the butter until fluffy. Add peanut butter and incorporate. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Add vanilla and stir. Stir in flour and soda. Stir in oats. Batter will be sticky! Spread batter into a large greased cookie sheet or jelly roll pan. Bake for 20ish minutes. When the bars come out of the oven sprinkle the chocolate chips on top and let sit for 3-5 minutes until the chips start to look shiny and melt. Spread the chocolate chips all over the top with a spatula. Let cool before cutting (or dig in with a spoon… again, not something I would do, just a thought 🙂 ).