peanut butter oatmeal chocolate squares.
Posted by Taylor @themostdelightfuladventure
When I worked at Second Cup a few summers ago we had these peanut butter oat squares with chocolate on top. They were awesome. And when I went searching for a similar recipe not only did I find a lovely tasting one, but also one that only involves a stove element. Way less hot than an oven. And cooking is not baking. Even if you are cooking sugar. So there. No bake.
I love peanut butter and chocolate together, and adding the oats cuts the richness and sweetness and adds a nice texture. And allows me to pretend they are kind of healthy.
3/4 C. butter.
1/3 C. brown sugar.
3C. quick rolled oats.
1 C. semi sweet chocolate chips.
2/3 C. smooth peanut butter.
in a small saucepan over medium heat melt the sugar and butter together. add rolled oats and cook on medium-low for four minutes. while oats are cooking melt chocolate chips and peanut butter together in another small saucepan over medium low heat, stirring constantly until smooth.
grease a 9" square baking pan and press in 3/4 of the oat mixture. pour in chocolate mixture, spreading evenly with a spatula. lastly, crumble remaining oats over the chocolate and refrigerate for three hours. cut into 16 squares, they're pretty small but trust me, these are rich!
Have a happy week! xo, T.