Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Bars

As pretty as any ornament on the tree (and edible to boot!), these yummy treats in razzle-dazzle shapes and sizes will please kids of all ages.


Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Bars

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Ingredients
  • 3/4  cup 
    peanut butter
  • 1/4  cup 
    cooking oil
  • 1   cup 
    packed brown sugar
  • 2   
    eggs
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    baking powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    baking soda
  • 1   cup 
    all-purpose flour
  • 3/4  cup 
    milk
  • 3/4  cup 
    rolled oats
  • 1/2  cup 
    minature semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 1/3  cup 
    chopped peanuts
  •  
    Purchased frosting
  •  
    Assorted small candies
Directions
1.
Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside.
2.
In a large mixing bowl beat peanut butter and oil with an electric mixer on low to medium speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, eggs, baking powder, and baking soda. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in flour; then beat in the milk. Using a wooden spoon, stir in rolled oats, chocolate pieces, and peanuts. Spread batter in prepared pan.
3.
Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
4.
Cut into triangles, circles, and squares that are about 2-1/2 inches across (reserve end pieces for nibbling). Decorate shapes with purchased frosting and candies so they look like drums, presents, and trees. Makes about 16 bars.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 270, Fat, total (g) 15, chol. (mg) 27, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 31, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 7, sodium (mg) 125, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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