Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Peanut butter and chocolate no bake oatmeal bars...

Quirky and I have been baking again...well ok not really baking. We have been making some melt in your mouth oatmeal bars. They are a chocolatey and peanut buttery heaven and they take me back to my childhood and coming home to the smell of my Mom's chocolate oatmeal cookies.  I think these might be just as good... Don't tell mom.

These were fun to make with Quirky because they are quick and easy.Technically you could even use the microwave to boil the milk mixture...making the recipe really kid friendly. I've also decided that this recipe is healthy....it's full of oatmeal...and chocolate...and sugar...and butter. Ok...never mind they are still delicious!



No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

3 Cups of Quick Oats
1 Cup of Brown Sugar
1 Cup of Peanut Butter
2 cups of semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 stick of Butter
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring
1/2 cup of Vanilla Flavored Soy Milk

Mix together by hand the oatmeal, vanilla flavoring and the peanut butter until completely mixed. It will be lumpy...or at least ours was. 
Next stir in the chocolate chips. 
Then bring the butter, brown sugar, and milk to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and carefully pour into your oatmeal mixture. 
Mix together by hand until completely mixed. Your chips will melt and it will look like a giant chocolatey mess.  
Line a large rectangular pan with either foil or parchment paper. Parchment paper does work best but foil will work in a pinch.
Press your mixture into the pan and spread out evenly. Allow to sit at room temperature until set. This takes between 30-40 minutes. 

Eat...Enjoy...Eat some more.