Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oat Squares

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In case you have not noticed, I really like chocolate things. And peanut buttery things. And oatmeal.

I feel like every other recipe on here is a dessert with one or more of those items. 🙂

And here’s another!

I found this recipe over at Cookies & Cups (wonderfully delicious site!), and I have made it several times. It is very similar to a recipe my mom makes – same ingredients, just arranged a little differently. Regardless, it incorporates peanut butter, chocolate and oats…so of course it is yummy!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oat Squares

1/2 cup butter, room temp

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (I have been tempted to try it with chunky but I haven’t yet)

1 egg

2 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

1 cup flour

1/2 cup quick oats

1 cup chocolate chips (or more, if you tend not to measure chocolate into a recipe like me)

Glaze:

1/4 cup peanut butter

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup milk

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line 9×13 baking pan with foil and grease (I actually forgot to grease it this week, and they still turned out delicious.).
  2.  Cream butter, sugars, and PB together til creamy (hand mixer, stand mixer, by hand with whisk…whatever gets the job done).
  3. Add in egg and vanilla and beat until pale in color. Add in salt and baking soda and mix well.
  4. Add in flour and oats, mix well.
  5. Press dough into pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and press lightly into the dough.
  6. Bake 20-25 minutes until edges are golden (top may not be, but take it out when edges are golden or it will be hard around the edges).
  7. Whisk glaze ingredients together and pour over warm, baked dough. Spread glaze evenly and let cool completely, with glaze set, before cutting.

I whipped these up while making pizzas the other night. Two giant pizzas and a pan of these in the oven make for some odd smells in the kitchen. BUT, everything came out delicious…and that is really all that counts!

Happy baking!!

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