That title is a mouthful
Sometimes, I expect myself to give lengthy, eloquent blog posts. Here’s a story, let’s have a laugh or poignant moment, now let me tie it into a baked good and tell you why you should bake and then consume it.
By “sometimes”, I mean “usually.” And by “usually,” I mean “always.”
I’ve never been very succinct.
I’m giving myself a break, a mental break. I know that if you’ve stumbled down the page this far, you’ll probably like the recipe. These bars are dense, thick, satisfying, comforting. Let them be a rainy-day treat, enjoyed with a cup of tea by an open window, or a sweet square to slow down your crazy mornings.
Pretzel Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars
Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Makes an 8×8 pan
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup flour
- 1 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup mini pretzels
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper, or spray with cooking spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the brown sugar and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Mix in the vanilla.
- Mix in flour, oats, salt, and baking soda. As the dough begins to come together, slowly add the milk and mix until the dough forms.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Press into the prepared baking dish. Arrange the pretzels on top of the dough, pressing in lightly. Bake for about 17-20 minutes, until edges are brown. Cool completely and cut into squares. Devour.