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Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Oat Bars

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SKILL LEVEL : intermediatePREP TIME : 25  Minutes

INGREDIENTS

  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories210
Calories from Fat100
Total Fat11 g17% DV
Saturated Fat6 g30% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol25 mg8% DV
Sodium125 mg5% DV
Total Carbohydrates22 g7% DV
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4% DV
Sugars18 g
Protein5 g
Vitamin A4% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg8% DV
Iron6% DV
  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories210
Calories from Fat100
Total Fat11 g17% DV
Saturated Fat6 g30% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol25 mg8% DV
Sodium125 mg5% DV
Total Carbohydrates22 g7% DV
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4% DV
Sugars18 g
Protein5 g
Vitamin A4% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg8% DV
Iron6% DV
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine (1-1/2 sticks) , softened
  • 3/4 cup REESE'S Creamy Peanut Butter , divided
  • 2 cups light brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups rolled oats quick-cooking , uncooked
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER FILLING (recipe follows)
  • 1-2/3 cups REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips (10-oz. pkg.) , divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil)

DIRECTIONS

  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2. Beat butter and 3/4 cup peanut butter in large bowl until well blended; beat in brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until well blended.
  • 3. Stir together oats, flour, baking soda and salt; gradually stir into butter mixture. (Dough will be thick.) Set aside 2 cups dough.
  • 4. Press remaining dough onto bottom of ungreased 15-1/2x10-1/2x1-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER FILLING; spread over dough. Set aside 1/2 cup peanut butter chips for drizzle. Add remaining peanut butter chips to reserved dough; crumble mixture over filling.
  • 5. Bake 25 minutes or until top is golden brown (chocolate will be soft). Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  • 6. Place reserved 1/2 cup peanut butter chips and shortening in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Drizzle over bars; allow drizzle to set. Cut into bars. About 4 dozen bars.
  • CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER FILLING
  • 1/2 cup REESE'S Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Melt peanut butter and butter in medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in cocoa. Add sweetened condensed milk; heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and thick. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.

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