Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars

(image found from googling PB Bars..though recipe is different)

(we rip through these like they are going out of style every time I make them...)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Cream Together:
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla

Add & mix together until its at a cookie dough consistency :
1/2 cup wheat flour
3/4 cup white flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2-3/4 tsp salt (depending if you salted butter or not)
1 1/2 cup steel cut oats (I use a mixture of oat, barley, rye, wheat, and kamut flakes)

Lightly grease (I use pam) a 9 x 9 pan
Press peanut butter dough into pan until smooth on top
Poor a thick layer of semi sweet chocolate chips over the dough

Bake for 15-17 minutes
Spread the melted chocolate chips out so they are smooth like frosting
Cool, then cut into bars and EAT UP!


The Hojnackes said...

Could I use a whole egg instead of 2 whites, or does it need to be just the whites?

Nichols Family said...

We LOVE these and make them often. I always use 2 eggs. I also like them better w/o the chocolate. Delish!

Sylvia Bunker said...

Have you ever tried these using only whole wheat flour?

Stinsonian said...

I wish I could say we liked these! They LOOK so good but the base had very little flavor. Was I missing something? Maybe we're just used to the sugar in this recipe....

Jessie Eyre said...

You might just be missing the sugar?

Flourchild said...

LOVE friend made your recipe and gave me some! they are soooo yummmmy!!

Brooke Christen said...

Am I missing something?! Why does it say "no sugar" when it calls for 1 cup brown sugar??

Michelle Muse said...

I noticed that after I pinned it that's why I wrote the comment, I just looked at this recipe and they are not sugar free:(