Thursday, February 19, 2009

Oatmeal-chocolate chip-peanut butter bars

This one is from the Nestle site...

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 1/3 cups quick oats (uncooked), divided (I used rolled oats and it's fine)
1 2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® SWIRLED™ Milk Chocolate & Peanut Butter Morsels, divided (although I just used chocolate chips)

PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, 1/2 cup peanut butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in flour mixture. Stir in 2 cups oats. Remove 1 1/2 cups mixture and reserve for topping. Spread remaining dough in prepared pan. Carefully spread with remaining peanut butter. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup morsels.

COMBINE reserved topping with remaining oats until crumbly. Stir in remaining morsels. Drop by spoonfuls over filling.

BAKE for 28 to 32 minutes or until top is deep golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

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