One of our favorite cookies growing up were No Bake cookies... ya know the ones with oatmeal, cocoa, peanut butter, sugar..... so easy, and so yummy! Well I needed a simple recipe and didn't have much time to make it so I though about the No Bakes... and decided to make them into bars instead. They were a huge hit!
What you'll need:
3 C quick oats
1/2 sticks of butter
1 C chocolate chips
1/2 C peanut butter
In a pot on the stove melt the butter, once melted stir in the oats and cook for about one minute until the oats are completely covered with the butter. Pour half the mixture in an 8x8 pan (or I used a 4x9 pan) pat the mixture down into the bottom of the pan to make a crust like bottom. Then in a microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate chips and the peanut butter until creamy. I did 30 second intervals and it took about 1 minute total. One melted pour the mixture over the crust and spread out evenly. Then sprinkle the remaining oat mixture on top of that. I saved a little of the chocolate/peanut butter mixture and drizzled it over the top to finish it off.
Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to set. Then remove, let it come to room temp and cut into bars.
And as always... ENJOY!