Eat your feelings with these Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars. It’s a 3 ingredient dessert that fulfills all those late night cravings.
I love easy desserts. This one is an “eat your feelings” dessert at its finest. It’s super easy to make and it’s one of the most popular flavor combinations in the world: chocolate and peanut butter. You can’t go wrong with this. It’s like eating a giant Reese’s candy bar and it’s amazing.
I’d like to say these last a few days sitting on the counter, but let’s face it, they don’t. They get consumed well before they ever have a chance to go bad.
Depending on the brand of peanut butter you use it may require more powdered sugar than listed. Add enough powdered sugar to get a thick consistency that will hold a shape. Natural peanut butters work in this recipe as well as chunky peanut butters.
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 3/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1 cup (6 oz. pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 large egg, beaten
1 (14 oz.) can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
method of preparition
HEAT oven to 350°F. Combine oats, brown sugar, flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in peanuts.
RESERVE 1 1/2 cups crumb mixture. Stir egg into remaining crumb mixture. Press onto the bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
BAKE 15 minutes.
STIR together sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter in a small bowl until well combined. Pour evenly over the partially baked crust.
STIR together the reserved crumb mixture and chocolate chips. Sprinkle evenly over the peanut butter layer.
BAKE an additional 15 minutes. Cool. Cut into bars.