Chocolate Peanut Butter Crumble Bars
A layered chocolate peanut butter cookie bar with a crumb topping.
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1 cup butter - divided use
1/2 cup peanuts
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 cups quick cooking oatmeal - divided use
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
- In a saucepan, combine semisweet chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and 1/2 cup butter. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth. Stir in peanuts; set aside.
- In a large mixer bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, creamy peanut butter, 1/2 cup softened butter, eggs, and vanilla. Beat at medium speed until well-mixed. Reduce the speed to low and add flour, 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oatmeal, baking soda, and salt. Continue beating until well blended then stir in 2 cups quick cooking oatmeal. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of the chocolate mixture then press the remainder onto the bottom of a lightly greased 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Spread the flour mixture on top and spread the reserved mixture on top.
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool then refrigerate until firm before cutting into bars.
Makes 24 bars.