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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 161 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 57mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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