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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • CHOCOLATE FROSTING
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temp
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 Tablespoons milk

Instructions

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1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

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2. Cream butter and sugars together.

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3. Add 3/4 cup peanut butter, eggs, and vanilla. Mix until combined.

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4. Add baking soda, salt, flour, and oats. Mix until combined.

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5. Spread into an ungreased jellyroll pan. Bake about 12 minutes. Bars should be soft to the touch.

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6. Let cool 10 minutes. Meanwhile, whip 1 1/2 cups peanut butter for 1 minute with a mixer. Spread onto bars once bars have cooled for 10 minutes.

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7. Let bars cool completely.

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8. Make frosting by combining all frosting ingredients. Beat together until smooth. If frosting is too dry, add a little more milk. If frosting is too soft, add a little powdered sugar. Add until you get the right consistency.

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9. Spread over cooled bars.

Notes

If you want the frosting to be even more chocolatey and rich, add an extra Tablespoon or two of cocoa powder.

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