Peanut Butter Oatmeal Dream Bars

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Dream Bars

adapted from here 
*Not the healthiest, but amazing, so thought I'd share :)

Photo credits: bakingblonde.wordpress.com


Ingredients:

1 cup melted butter 
1 cup brown sugar (or a combination of brown sugar and a sugar substitute)
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/4 cups Quick Cooking oatmeal
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2  cup creamy peanut butter 
1 can low fat sweetened condensed milk
1 cup Milk Chocolate Chips

*You can also add 1/2 cup of M&Ms to the topping

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.

Line a 9×13 pan with tin foil and spray lighlty with PAM.
In a medium mixing bowl, stir together melted butter, sugar, soda, oatmeal, flour & salt until it’s crumbly.
Set aside about 1 cup or a little more.

Press the rest of the crust into prepared pan. Bake crust for 10 minutes.

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While crust is cooking, in a small bowl, stir together the peanut butter and sweetened condensed milk.

Once crust has baked, evenly pour and spread peanut butter filling over the baked crust.Be gentle so you don’t pull up the warm crust while you spread the filling.  

Evenly sprinkle the reserved crumbs on top of the peanut butter and sweetened condensed milk mixture. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, remove from oven and sprinkle the chopped candy bars and chocolate chips evenly over the top. Return to oven to bake for another 5-10 minutes or until topping is light golden brown and candy bars/chips are melting. 

Allow to cool to make cutting and serving easier. 

Enjoy!

Nichole Porath

Nichole is a blogger, elite level runner, and coach. She ran professionally for Brooks for two years after qualifying for the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials. During that time she founded TNC endurance, where she coaches and motivationally speaks to organizations large and small. This blog details her rise to national-level racing, and continues to follow her as she gets back into racing after starting a family. Read on, friends!

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