No Bake Cookie Bars

I was surfing the internet sometime ago and stumbled across this recipe. It had a “pin it” button to pin to Pinterest, so I thought that I would just pin it and when I had time I would make them. I made them this morning and let me just say that these are VERY rich and oh so sinful! They are a little different than a regular no bake but they are still simple to make.

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In a pot melt 2 sticks of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 1/2 cup of milk, and 4 tablespoons of cocoa. Bring all of this to a boil and boil for 1 minute.

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Then add 1 tblsp. of vanilla extract (I don’t have any extract so I used the imitation), 3 cups of oatmeal, and 2/3 cup of peanut butter. Stir until well combined. Now add 1 cup of chocolate chips. Stir until well blended. Spread into a jellyroll/bar pan and refrigerate until firm. Then cut into squares.

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As you can see, we couldn’t wait to try them. They really weren’t ready to be cut into yet, but we did anyway. These are richer than a regular no bake but are very good. I was a good girl and only had one bite just to see what they were like. I am sure that everyone else will enjoy them. My son was walking by the counter when I cut into it and he inhaled one with no problem.

This is one of those recipes that would be easy to take to a picnic if you wanted something quick. You could make it the night before and it would be ready to take the next day.

Happy eating!!

Beth

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