Wednesday is baked treat day at our house. In an effort to eat more sanely, we have instituted Wednesday as the one day of the week when the kids are greeted by a butter and sugar laden concoction often enhanced with chocolate. The rest of the week they need to be happy with nuts, fruits, yogurt or popcorn as an afterschool snack. So the pressure is on me to come up with a baked good that will satiate them until next week. I have a softspot for bars..yummy cookie dough without the wait. Because I cant get Reeses here, I substituted two large bars of good quality chocolate chopped up (1 or 1 1/2 would have been sufficent). I also used all whole wheat flour and 1 1/2 cup oatmeal. Recipe and kid review after the jump.
Here is the recipe. I got this from a cool food blog called A Ordinary Day.
Recipe: Peanut Butter Cookie Bars
1/2 c. butter, melted
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. packed light brown sugar
1/3 c. peanut butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. quick oats
chopped peanut butter cups (or chocolate chips)
Stir together melted butter and sugars and thoroughly combined. Add egg and mix well. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla extract. Add flour, baking powder, and salt; stir to combine. Stir in oats. Press mixture into a 9×13 pan (lightly greased). Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle chopped candy bars on top. Return to oven until golden brown and baked through, about 8-10 more minutes.
Callum Says: What a surprise when I sunk my teeth in to a warm cookie with fudgey gooey chocolate. Try them warm. Then have your mom put them in the freezer so you can have them in your lunch. Excellent with cold milk . I give it 4 candy bars. (5 is the best)