Thursday, December 10, 2009

Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter Bars

Base and Topping
2 1/4cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1 1/4cups firmly packed brown sugar
1cup all-purpose flour
1/2teaspoon baking soda
1cup butter, softened
1(14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1/4cup peanut butter
1/2teaspoon vanilla
1(6-oz.) pkg. (1 cup) semisweet chocolate chips
1/2cup coarsely chopped salted peanuts
1.Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2.In large bowl, combine all base and topping ingredients; mix at low speed until crumbly. Reserve 2 cups of crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture in bottom of sprayed pan to form base.
3.In small bowl, combine condensed milk, peanut butter and vanilla; mix until well blended. Pour mixture evenly over base. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and peanuts. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over top; press down gently.
4.Bake at 350°F. for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Center will not be set. Cool 1 hour 15 minutes or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.

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