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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars – with oatmeal.

Peanut butter chocolate chip bars with oatmeal.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (Can substitute more white flour.)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups oatmeal - old fashioned
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit
  2. Spray 13 x 9 pan
  3. Cream butter, all sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Sugar should be dissolved (3-4 minutes on medium)
  4. Add peanut butter and mix
  5. Add eggs and mix until combined
  6. Gently mix in baking soda into flour. Add all flour in stages and mix.
  7. Add 2 cups of oatmeal in stages and mix. Will be a stiff dough and you may have to mix by hand at the end.
  8. Add yummy chocolate chips. Stir in by hand.
  9. Dump into your baking dish and spread evenly. Again, it's a very thick and stiff dough.
  10. Bake 22-25 minutes, being careful not to overtake.
  11. ***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.