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Oatmeal Chocolate Bars

 Oatmeal Chocolate Bars
"I made this dessert for eight ladies who recently stayed at our bed-and-breakfast, and they just raved about it," reports Mary Ann Meredith of Pittsford, Michigan. An oat crust is topped with chocolate and peanut butter, then sprinkled with crushed toffee candy bars.
36 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 4 Heath candy bars (1.4 ounces each), crushed

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until and fluffy.
  • Beat in corn syrup and vanilla. Stir in oats; press into a greased
  • 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a
  • wire rack.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter; stir until
  • blended. Spread over cooled bars. Sprinkle with crushed candy bars.
  • Chill until set; cut into bars. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 161 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 57 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.