Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars

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Since the pudding was devoured last night with my nephew over and my mother, I thought I had best make a dessert for tonight and tomorrow as my daughter is in a pageant in Canada and we will be gone most of the day.  I asked the natives and once said oatmeal cookies and the other said peanut butter chocolate chip.  So I combined them so everyone’s happy!!!

Recipe follows pictures

 

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ingredients

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dry and wet ingredients

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complete dough

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pressed in pan to cook

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finished and cooling (daughter does not like chocolate melted on hers!!)

This is a quick dessert and makes a full cake size pan so it will last a few days!!

Recipe:

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup butter softened

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 egg

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1 cup quick cook oats

1 cup all purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Beat sugars, margarine and peanut butter until well combined.  Add egg and vanilla; beat until fluffy.  Combine oats, flour, salt and baking soda in a separate bowl.  Add to peanut butter mixture blending well.  Press into an ungreased 13x9x2 inch pan (cake pan).  Bake approximately 18 – 20 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top.  Let sit for 3 minutes and then spread over the top.  ENJOY!!

Change of plans

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Today was supposed to be a “visit the Maple farm day”.  But here in New York it’s 27 degrees and windy!!!!  Not sure we are up to riding on a tram in the freezing cold.  Normally we would not hesitate but this has been a very cold winter and I think the kids are ready for spring!!  Matter of fact it’s 11:53 a.m. and the 11 year old just rolled out of bed.  I think she’s decided to hibernate until spring.  So what to do? We have decided to stay nestled in the warmth and make these delicious cookies I saw on one of my favorite bloggers site.  Oatmeal Toffee cookies.

http://barefeetinthekitchen-recipes.blogspot.com/2012/05/chewy-oatmeal-toffee-cookie-granola.html

These cookies are simple to make and live up to their name.  Next time I will make it as granola so the kids can munch on it for a snack.  Easy to make and simple ingredients.