What do you get when you layer delicious creamy peanut butter between layers of oatmeal and then topped with chocolate chips?
These delicious and easy-to-make Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Crumble Bars.
My husband loves these bars and begs me to make them all the time!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Crumble Bars
2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 can (14 ounces, about 1 1/4 cups) sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Set aside 15x10-inch baking pan.
Prepare the crumb mixture: In a large mixing bowl, stir together the rolled oats, brown sugar, all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder and baking soda. Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the mixture turns into fine crumbs. Stir in the chopped peanuts.
Prepare the topping: In a small bowl, stir together 1 3/4 cups of the crumb mixture and the chocolate chips. Set aside.
Prepare the crust: Stir the slightly beaten egg into the remaining crumb mixture. Press mixture evenly into bottom of prepared baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
Prepare the filling: In a medium bowl, stir together the sweetened condensed milk and the peanut butter until thoroughly combined. Slowly pour this mixture over the partially baked crust, spread to cover evenly. Sprinkle topping over the peanut butter layer.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes more, or until bars are lightly browned around the edges.
Cool pan completely on a wire rack.
Once cooled, cut bars into desired size and shape.
This recipe makes about 48 Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Crumble Bars.