Peanut Butter-Reduced fat/Generic
Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
These big country cookies fill up a hungry cowboy after a long ride rounding up cattle. But they're not just for wranglers! Our son, who's a geologist, packs them when he's working in the mountains and when he's fishing on the weekends. These treats are made to take along-in fact, I came up with this recipe while trying to match a commercial cookie that was good, but too soft to carry. My husband and I are semi-retired farmer/ranchers, living in northwestern Wyoming, east of Cody and near Yellowstone Park and the Bighorn Mountains. The land here is fertile, irrigated desert ground that produces sugar beets, pinto beans, alfalfa, barley for brewing and corn for silage.
I first tried these not-too-sweet bars at my mother-in-law's house. A marshmallow, honey and peanut butter mixture is delicious over crunchy cereal, oats and nuts. Be sure to let the bars cool a bit before pressing the mini chocolate chips on top or they'll melt. -RosAnna Troyer Millersburg, Ohio
"My family literally comes running when they smell this bread baking." Between the thick chocolate layer and the crumbly topping, this bread is simply scrumptious! Sherry Lee Columbus, Ohio