Monday, October 5, 2009

chocolate and peanut butter squares

these are such a no-brainer.
easy, quick, yummy.

chocolate and peanut butter squares


4 cups quick oats
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup corn syrup
2/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 Tbsp vanilla

2/3 cup smooth or crunchy peanut butter
2 cups chocolate

in a large bowl, mix the first set of ingredients. i usually start by mixing the oats and brown sugar, making sure i squish all the lumps. then mix in the rest.

then, press down in a parchment lined baking dish.

you can use a 9x9 pan and have thicker squares, or go for quantity and use a larger dish.
send in the oven at 375. It should take about 15-20 minutes for it to be golden brown on the edges.

Melt the chocolate and peanut butter from the second set of ingredients and pour over the cooked oats mix. Tilt the dish on all sides to even out the chocolate, shake it if you need to - using smooth peanut butter will make the top flawless. (I only had crunchy, so there are a few bumps...)

Put in the fridge to set. I recommend pulling out the dish before cutting and serving, they are best room temperature. gooey-fudgey.


Rachelle said...

oh my god I used to have that plate with the bunnies!

Ago said...

MMMM...delicious!!! :-D

Marysol said...

ha ha rachelle! got the plate at a garage sale, maybe it is yours!

Rachelle said...

It may be!!! i kept the matching mug. I have it at home!

everyoneslexi said...

2/3 cup of butter or 2/3 stick? These look delicious!

Marysol said...

2/3 cup!!!
Thanks, they are delicious!!! and quick and easy and cheap to make!

Karine said...

We call it Snickers cake after the chocolate:) Its yum!

gaga said...

yummy in my tummy!

Joanna Goddard said...

i love your plates, we used to have those when we were growing up :)

mmmkay said...

Do these need to be refrigerated if not served immediately? I want to make these and send them to my friend who I haven't seen in a while (and God knows hasn't had home cooking in ages). The travel time would probably be 2-3 days at best, so I need to send her something that doesn't spoil!

Marysol said...


The square do keep and don't need to be refrigerated!!!

I would refrigerate them after baking so that they are easier to cut. Then wrap in wax or parchment paper so that they don't stick. And voilà!

donkey and the carrot said...

I MADE THEM!!! I haven't try them yet. Still in the refrigerator!!! If i made them right, i will blog it forward! With links, credits, and many thanks!!!!

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