Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars - with oatmeal
These peanut butter chocolate chip bars with oatmeal are really good! This is a scratch recipe that makes a big batch. The kids didn't even notice they contained oatmeal. Don't tell them!! My kids are great about trying the recipes I make and sometimes create. Sometimes the recipes are a little different. Sometimes they taste great but don't look Pinterest worthy. My one son's besties can be counted on to eat up these trials. It's a win, win situation. I don't waste food and they get a treat!
I make lots of baked goods and we certainly can't eat it all. I've started packing an extra treat for son's buddy. Apparently, it's now known as the Momcrieff treat of the day : ). Seriously, I was nervous about the whole teenaged time but I have two now. Two boys. And I love them and their friends! What awesome people they are. It's never a dull moment! My kids have never made me laugh so much (in a totally great way!).
Just so you know, these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars with oatmeal are the favorite at this point! The tray is quickly emptying, even without me sending these in for lunches. As an FYI, it's a great bar treat when you need to bring/send one. Because they are so thick and rich, cut them into smaller pieces. Just be aware of those peanut allergies.
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars – with oatmeal.
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 cup sugar white
- 1 ½ tablespoon vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- 1 ¼ cups peanut butter
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- ½ cup whole wheat flour Can substitute more white flour.
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups oatmeal old fashioned works best
- 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350℉
- Spray 13 x 9 pan
- Cream butter, all sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Sugar should be dissolved (3-4 minutes on medium)
- Add peanut butter and eggs. Mix until combined.
- Gently mix in baking soda into flour. Mix flour in stages into peanut better mixture.
- Add 2 cups of oatmeal one cup at a time and mix. Will be a stiff dough and you may have to mix by hand at the end.
- Add chocolate chips. Stir in by hand.
- Dump into your baking dish and spread evenly. It's a thick and stiff dough.
- Bake 22-25 minutes, being careful not to overbake.
- ***I test the center with a toothpick or small wooden skewer. It's ready when the skewer comes out with just a little crumb type mix on it (vs. wet dough). You don't want to bake until it comes out clean because then it may end up dry. Center may sink a little when it cools.
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