Oatmeal Cookie Candy Bar Squares

Oatmeal Cookie Candy Bars

My Mom likened the taste of these to candy bars. I have to agree. These are packed with oats, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and walnuts. They are so decadent they don’t even need the extra nuts and chocolate on top. They were slightly undercooked in the center making them extra rich, very sticky, kind of chewy, and gooey. Divine little treats to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Oatmeal Cookie Candy Bars

Oatmeal Cookie Candy Bar Squares
2 cups rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup peanut butter
4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
For topping:
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 baking pan with
parchment paper.
Whisk oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
Beat peanut butter and butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until blended
into a paste. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar; continue beating until
well combined-the mixture will still be a little grainy.
Beat in eggs, then vanilla.
Stir in the oat mixture with a wooden spoon until just moistened.
Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
Evenly spread the batter in your parchment lined pan. Bake for 35-38 minutes until
golden brown around the edges and set in the middle.
Remove and sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly across the top. After ten minutes
gently spread the melted chocolate chips across the top. Sprinkle with the nuts.
Let cool for an hour. Lift from pan using parchment. Let cool all the way. Refrigerate
for a half an hour to an hour for easier cutting. Cut into 2×1-inch squares.

Oatmeal Cookie Candy Bars

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