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Chocolate Oat Scotchies

 Chocolate Oat Scotchies
"My mom found this recipe a long time ago, and it was a hit with our family," recalls Stephanie Helmke of Defiance, Ohio. Each bite is packed with chocolate, butterscotch and peanut flavors.
39 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup plus 2/3 cup chunky peanut butter, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup salted peanuts

Directions

  • In a large saucepan over low heat, melt the butter; stir in brown
  • sugar and corn syrup until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in 1/4 cup
  • peanut butter and vanilla until blended. Add the oats.
  • Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 375° for
  • 12-15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a microwave oven, melt chips and
  • remaining peanut butter; stir until smooth. Stir in peanuts. Spread
  • over crust. Refrigerate until cool; cut into bars. Yield: 6-1/2
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 203 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 91 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.