Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Oatmeal PeanutButter Cup Cookie Bars

I recently made these Oatmeal PeanutButter Cup Cookie bars for my colleagues at the library, and have been asked for the recipe on almost a daily basis since!
I personally, was not all that smitten (?!), I think my meds are screwing with my tummy and my taste buds! Gah!  Could you imagine the ramifications of not being interested in peanut butter? Or chocolate? Or peanut butter and chocolate together??!!  This is serious business!  I'm totally not giving up on my buds, they'll be back.  Trust.

In the meantime, you should try this recipe out for yourselves, as they have received rave reviews, and let me know what you think!

Oatmeal PeanutButter Cup Cookie Bars
Recipe adapted from: mom on time out

1 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 cup rolled oats
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup peanut butter baking chips
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups peanut butter cup minis

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a 9x13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
Cream butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Add peanut butter and vanilla and continue mixing.
Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each egg.   
In a small bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, and salt.  Add the dry mixture slowly into the wet mixture, stirring until well combined.  Stir in the peanut butter & chocolate chips.
Spread 2/3 of the dough on the bottom of the dish, and top with peanut butter cup minis.
Drop the remaining dough over the minis by the spoonful.  The remaining dough it won't cover all the chips & cups, and that's okay!  Bake for about 30 minutes, it should be golden around the edges, and not too wobbly in the middle.  Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting into bars.


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