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Chocolate Chip Graham Bars Recipe

Chocolate Chip Graham Bars Recipe

These moist chewy bars are a satisfying snack any time of day. Packed with oats, chocolate chips, crunchy peanuts and graham cereal, they have something for everyone. -Sandi Michalski, Macy, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups Golden Grahams, crushed
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons quick-cooking oats, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup salted peanuts, divided
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, divided

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cereal, 3/4 cup oats, baking soda, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and beat well. Stir in 3/4 cup peanuts and 2/3 cup chocolate chips.
  • 2. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Coarsely chop remaining peanuts; sprinkle over the top with remaining oats and chips.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 224 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 225 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.