As much as I love fancy desserts, there is just something so comforting about a thick, delicious cookie bar. These bars are rich and flavorful and are always a hit with my friends and family. Enjoy!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup (1½ sticks) Challenge Unsalted Butter, melted
- 1½ cups brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 package (8 oz.) mini peanut butter cups, chopped (about 1½ cups)
- ½ cup chocolate chips
1Prepare a 9"x13" baking pan by lining with parchment paper (on the bottom and up at least two sides, leave a little overhang for pulling out the bars once they're baked).
2Preheat oven to 350°F
3In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt, stir and set aside.
4In the bowl of an electric mixer, blend together the melted butter and sugar.
5Add eggs and vanilla and continue to beat until well combined.
6While blending, slowly add the bowl of dry ingredients.
7Add chopped mini peanut butter cups and chocolate chips and blend just until combined.
8Scoop batter into the prepared pan, and use an offset spatula to smooth out.
9Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until light golden brown and the center is set.
10Allow to cool before cutting or removing from pan. Keep bars stored in an airtight container up to 5 days.