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Oatmeal-Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Oatmeal-Chocolate Peanut Butter BarsYour family and friends will love these yummy oatmeal and peanut butter bars studded with milk chocolate chips.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter - divided use
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 1/3 cups quick oats (uncooked) - divided use
1 2/3 cups (10-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels - divided use

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, 1/2 cup peanut butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in flour mixture. Stir in 2 cups oats. Remove 1 1/2 cups mixture and reserve for topping. Spread remaining dough in prepared pan. Carefully spread with remaining peanut butter. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup morsels.
  3. Combine reserved topping with remaining oats until crumbly. Stir in remaining morsels. Drop by spoonfuls over filling.
  4. Bake for 28 to 32 minutes or until top is deep golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

Makes 24 bars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe): Calories: 290 Calories from Fat: 140 Total Fat: 16 g Saturated Fat: 7 g Cholesterol: 35 mg Sodium: 210 mg Carbohydrates: 34 g Dietary Fiber: 2 g Sugars: 19 g Protein: 6 g

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.