Peanut butter chocolate oatmeal bars – super easy and so so good!
Happy New Year!!
And just like that we are both legs into the new year! I should say: where did 2013 go? It just flew past by us! But I would be lying. The past year was a long one and I am ready for the new year. We have both personal and professional goals set for it and I can’t wait to get it all started.
I already have a few recipes ready for this year to share with you. Some are healthy and light and some are decadent and indulgent. We will keep a balance. 🙂
Let’s start with oatmeal bars that I think fall in the middle. We are talking oatmeal, semi-sweet chocolate and peanut butter. All of them good for you. Then we wrap it in an easy to make cookie bar dough. I replace some of the butter with peanut butter. Half of the flour is replaced with oats.
It’s important not to overbake these bars. Bake just until the top is set and lightly browned around the edges. This way the bars will be chewy and soft, with crispy edges. Cool them completely before cutting, to get the straight edges. I have to admit though, it is hard to wait for these to cool as they are fabulous still warm. You can try to rip off a piece. Super gooey and loaded with melted chocolate!
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