Sometimes you just crave a classic. Something easy made from pantry ingredients already on hand. Something with an old-fashioned combo that tastes like warm memories. Peanut Butter Choc-Oat Bars is it!
Peanut Butter Choc-Oat Bars
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy, either works great)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup unbleached flour
½ cup quick oats (I use old-fashioned and just give them a quick pulse in the food processor or blender.)
1 cup chocolate chips (We like semi-sweet.)
Cream butter and sugars. Add peanut butter, egg, and vanilla. Beat together until smooth and fluffy. Stir in baking soda, salt, flour, and oats. Spread into a 9×13 baking dish. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
Bake at 350° for about 20 minutes, until bars just start to turn golden brown. Drizzle warm bars with peanut butter glaze.
Peanut Butter Glaze
½ cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons milk
Stir together until smooth.
When I teased Facebook with the above photo, a reader remembered these bars from camp. I remembered the good ol’ days of chewy desserts in school lunches. What old fashioned desserts bring on the memories for you?