I've made these twice in the past three weeks, and they have been quite a hit! The first time I made them one of the guys said they were addicting, and Sunday night I made them for my ministry team and it was one of the guys that asked for the recipe. So ladies, if you need to bake something to impress the fellas, this might be one to try!
Layered Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bars
adapted from Jif recipes
No-stick cooking spray
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c. packed brown sugar
2/3 c. creamy peanut butter
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 c. all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 c. quick rolled oats
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bake 24 to 26 minutes. Cool. Cut into 24 bars.