Monday, April 4, 2011

Make it Monday!

Do you ever take the coupon/recipe cards that are in the isles at the supermarkets? I usually don't take them unless I know I will use them, and sometimes if I think maybe I might... Who am I kidding I take them all the time and end up throwing away more coupons than I ever use or if it's a recipe I end up never using it and it just gets filed away with maybe someday I will try this...

That was the case with these cookie bars up until a few weeks ago... when I figured hey I'll give it a good old college try... and THEY ARE A SUCCESS! 
Robyn is still working his old job(the new one hasn't started yet, but fingers crossed it will be soon!) so I sent some to work with him hoping to gauge how good these cookies are and they are defiantly a winner! Men don't lie about cookies... lol

So here they are Peanut Butter and Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bars! 

2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter (softened)
1 egg
1 tbsp vanilla 
2 cups each Flour and quick cooking oats
1/2 tsp each baking powder and baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups peanut butter chips
3/4 cups semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar, add egg and vanilla, mix well then add oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt beat on low until well mixed (I used a wooden spoon when it got to hard to handle with my mixer....) then add your Pb butter chips and chocolate chips! 
Press dough into a rimmed cookie sheet (11x7) that is prepared with butter and flour (I line my cookie sheet with tin foil so it just flips right out) cool completely in pan then flip out on a large cutting board or your counter and and slice into bars. 
The recipe says that for a special occasion drizzle melted Pb butter chips and chocolate chips over the top of the bars before you cut them but I tried making them both ways and I much prefer them with the drizzle... without the drizzle just tastes like something is missing!

I hope you enjoy these yummy bars and maybe I've inspired you to pull out some of your "maybe someday" recipes.... If you have one you've tried recently or if you have one your not brave enough to try just yet... let me know in the comments and maybe I will try it for you...


  1. These look awesome. I love the addition of oatmeal to the PB and chocolate combo!! They certainly make a nice threesome...I meant that in the most wholesome of ways. Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. I hope to see you again next week!!

  2. Peanut butter and chocolate combos are the best. These must have been delicious. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your bars up.

  3. Hi! I have a linky party called A Themed Baker's Sunday where this weeks theme is Chocolate! I'd love for you to either link this recipe or another chocolatey deliciousness!! Hope to see you there!


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