These bars are rich and delicious. If you are looking for a treat that packs a lot of flavor in one bite this is it. The peanut butter, dark chocolate and oatmeal work great together and these are super easy to make. I used crunchy peanut butter so the topping had an extra crunch.
Oatmeal, Dark Chocolate & Peanut Butter Bars
1 c. softened butter
1 c. brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. oatmeal
1 c. dark chocolate chips or 1 dark chocolate bar
1 c. peanut butter
1-2 tsp of milk or shortening (optional)
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Combine butter, sugar and vanilla and beat until creamy. Beat in the eggs. Add the flour and oatmeal. Spread into a greased 9x13 pan and bake for 20 minutes. While the oatmeal mixture is baking, use a double boiler to melt the chocolate with the peanut butter. Depending on how thick the chocolate mixture is, you can add in 1-2 tsp of milk or shortening if needed. Let the oatmeal base cool and then spread the warm chocolate, peanut butter mixture over the oatmeal base. Place in fridge to let cool and harden for 30 minutes.