I don't love the name of this recipe, but that's what they were called in the newspaper, and it was a lot shorter than writing Gooey Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars.
These are seriously delicious, and the recipe makes a ton! I put together plates of bars for 3 different families, and we still had half of them to indulge in at home. These have gotten rave reviews from the local taste testers, so I wanted to share the dish with you. As usual, this is my slightly modified version.
3/4 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. peanut butter
2 sticks butter (I think I'll experiment with using a little less next time, more for fat content than anything else)
1 t. baking soda, dissolved in 1 T. water
5 c. quick oats
2+ c. chocolate chips
Melt brown sugar, butter and peanut butter together. Mix in rest of ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes on a large greased cookie sheet (with sides). Don't overbake as they will get crispy. Enjoy!
Two other random recipe notes: 1) I'd almost forgotten how much I enjoy this yummy orzo salad--another great dish for summer! 2) We tried this Indonesian Rice over the weekend--it was so good that I'm entering it into our regular rotation. We loved it!
Also, Friday was a pop comments post. My husband chose the winner (randomly, I promise--the odds were just 1 in 4!), and it happens to be Monica, who arrives tonight!! (Hooray!) Monica will receive this MOPS book. Thanks for commenting!