Layered Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bars

Layered Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bars

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"For these crowd pleasing bars, sweet peanut butter dough is layered with chocolate and topped with a crumbled oat topping."

Ingredients 1 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 182 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 182 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.9g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 141 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 13 x 9-inch pan with a no-stick cooking spray. Melt chocolate chips in dry, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100% power) 1 minute. Stir. Microwave at additional, 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until chips are melted. Set aside.
  2. Beat together brown sugar, peanut butter and butter in large bowl with an electric mixer, until smooth and creamy. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until well blended.
  3. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Add to peanut butter mixture. Beat just until combined. Stir in oats. Press 3/4 of dough into prepared baking pan. Spread evenly with melted chocolate. Dot chocolate layer with remaining dough.
  4. Bake 24 to 26 minutes. Cool. Cut into 24 bars.
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LRM
12/21/2009

few combinations are as good as peanut butter and chocolate... and this is a great one. the dough isn't too sweet, giving you a good salty hit with the peanut butter. easy to make. next time, i will put all the dough in the bottom and sprinkle roasted peanuts on top. :-)

YASSYDOODLE
5/4/2010

I followed this recipe like it was the bible (as usual) and I found it worked out really well. Alot of these ingredients are things I have sitting around becoming useless so it was nice to use them up. Just so you know, I suggest putting them in the fridge for atleast 2 hours or the freezer for 30 min or more to let the chocolate set. Plan ahead if you are hoping to serve these as a dessert.

CannonFodderG
12/16/2009

Pretty tasty. went together without too much trouble - I did ad about another 1/3 cup melted chocolate chips to help finish off the edges. Don't expect them to be around long once the roomates see they're out... Subbed in reduced fat PB, didn't seem to cause a problem.