"I'm always searching for good recipes to use in the microwave," relates Sharan Williams of Spanish Fork, Utah. "These thick, rich and chocolaty bars are oh-so-good served warm."
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
- 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 4-1/2 teaspoons milk
- In a bowl, combine the condensed milk, peanut butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, 1-1/2 cups chocolate chips and oats; mix well. Spread into an 8-in. square microwave-safe dish; shield corners with small triangles of foil.* Microwave, uncovered, at 50% powder for 10 minutes. Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Cool slightly; remove foil. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine milk and the remaining vanilla and chocolate chips. Microwave on high for 30-40 seconds or until chocolate is melted. Stir; spread over bars. Yield: 16 bars.
Originally published as Chocolate Chews in Quick Cooking March/April 1999, p51