I love these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars for Christmas, or as an everyday cookie. Not only are they a hit with family and friends, but they are quick and easy to make.
Who doesn’t love the delicious combination of chocolate chips and peanut butter? These beauties are a great first cookie to make for you non-bakers, and an excellent addition to a party platter for those more experienced. I know you’ll be making them over and over again, year after year.
I love to eat these bar cookies with a cup of tea, while reading one of my favorite Christmas books entitled “A Cup of Christmas Tea.” Its truly a holiday classic, perfect with my Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars
2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1 and 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
1 and 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate pieces
1 egg, beaten
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Combine oats, brown sugar, flour and baking powder in a very large mixing bowl. Cut in the butter until it becomes crumbly. Stir in chopped peanuts.
Combine 1 and 3/4 cups of crumb mixture with chocolate pieces and set aside.
Stir egg into the remaining crumb mixture and press into a 15 x 10 x 1 inch baking pan. Bake for 5 minutes.
Stir together sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter until well blended. Carefully pour peanut butter mixture evenly over the baked cookie layer. Sprinkle with chocolate crumb mixture.
Return pan to the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until edges are golden.
Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars (makes 48 bars).
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