A few weeks ago, I went looking for a recipe that would make back-to-school mornings easier. I wanted a grab-and-go breakfast bar that my kids could take in the car if needed. I decided that oatmeal needed to be a key component but I also wanted to add a bit of sweetness. I decided to make Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars. One taste of these and I knew they were not going to work for breakfast but they are oh so good for a snack or dessert! I call that a win.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars
- 1 1/2 c. old fashioned oats
- 1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 c. butter softened
- 1/4 c. smooth peanut butter
- 1/2 c. granulated sugar
- 1 c. brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 c. semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Line 13x9 baking pan with aluminum foil
In a large bowl, stir together flour, oats, baking powder and salt
In another bowl, beat butter and peanut butter for 30 seconds
Add both sugars and beat about 3 minutes
Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each one
Add half the flour, mix well and then add the rest, mix well
Stir in chocolate chips
Line baking pan with bough
Bake for 23-26 minutes
These are so delicious and decadent. I could eat the whole entire pan in one sitting if little hands weren’t grabbing for every last crumb. Although I probably won’t use these for breakfast (or if I do I would cut the amount of chocolate chips), I will be putting them in my kids’ lunch boxes and offering them for an occasional after school snack.
These are so easy to make and would be perfect for parties or any type of get-togethers. Bring these to your next potluck and I guarantee that you will make friends with EVERYONE in the room.
So are you ready to make some serious chocolatety goodness?
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