No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars


1 cup butter

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups quick cooking oats

1 cup dark chocolate chips

1/2 cup peanut butter

Spray a 9" x 9" pan with cooking oil.

Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat.

Stir in brown sugar and vanilla, then mix in the oats.

Cook over low heat 2 to 3 minutes until ingredients are well blended.

Press half of mixture into the bottom of the 9" x 9" pan.

Reserve the other half for topping.

Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter in a saucepan over low heat, stir frequently until smooth.

Pour the chocolate mixture over crust and spread evenly with the back of a spoon.

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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