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Here is the Day 2 recipe for #25TreatsOfChristmas!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat Bars

1 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract (optional)
3 cups Quick Oats
6 squares backer’s chocolate
—if using unsweetened- add sugar to taste- I use… a LOT… :\
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 Squeeze tube of cream cheese frosting (optional)

Directions

  1. Grease a 9×9 or 8×8 dish
  2. Melt butter
  3. Stir in brown sugar
  4. Add vanilla and almond extract
  5. Mix in oats
  6. Stir (while still on a low heat) for 2-3 minutes until well blended
  7. Press half of mixture into prepared dish
  8. Melt chocolate (add sugar if necessary)
  9. Add in peanut butter and thoroughly mix
  10. Pour chocolate and peanut butter mixture over oats in dish
  11. Spread evenly
  12. Crumble remaining oat mixture over chocolate (pressing gently)
  13. If adding cream cheese frosting, drizzle over top layer of oats
  14. Refrigerate 2-3 hours before cutting into squares and serving

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