Thursday, May 19, 2011

No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

Right now I am in a food science graduate course called Food Lipids. Each week I pick a journal article from a scientific peer-reviewed journal and do a 15-20 minute presentation and write a review paper. This week I am doing my presentation on oxidation and peanut paste (it's kind of like peanut butter). For fun we started to bring different types of food that we could share with the class that related to whatever our paper was about. One week I brought tuna fish sandwiches because I did fish oil and another week I did french bread that we dipped in olive oil because I did olive oil. Since I am doing peanut paste I am bringing one of my favorite desserts that uses peanut butter. Here is the recipe. I do make one change in the recipe. I don't reserve any of the oat mixture to put on top. I put it all on the bottom.


No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars
Prep Time: 30 MinutesReady In: 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Submitted By: Traci Servings: 32
"I baked about 100 dozen cookies for the holidays and these were everyone's favorite!! ENJOY!!!"
1 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1.Grease a 9x9 inch square pan.
2.Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and vanilla. Mix in the oats. Cook over low heat 2 to 3 minutes, or until ingredients are well blended. Press half of mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Reserve the other half for topping.
3.Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter in a small heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth. Pour the chocolate mixture over the crust in the pan, and spread evenly with a knife or the back of a spoon.
4.Crumble the remaining oat mixture over the chocolate layer, pressing in gently. Cover, and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours or overnight. Bring to room temperature before cutting into bars.
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1 comment:

The Five Sisters said...

I have to make some of these!