My sister recently reminded me how much we liked these bars. The recipe comes from Sabrina Knuth, the mother of my dear friend, Grace. It’s one of the recipes with a ’10′ by it in my copy of our church cookbook.
I like a good bar recipe, because it’s simpler than scooping out all the cookies and spending time changing cookie sheets. With bar recipes, it’s one pan and you are done!
O’Henry bars are one of those good bar recipes. In a way, this recipe reminds me of a granola bar – except the chocolate is on top.
1 1/2 sticks margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla
4 cups quick oats
2 cups chocolate chips
2/3 cup crunchy peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixer, cream butter and sugars. Beat in corn syrup and vanilla. Add in oatmeal.
Pat mixture into a greased 9 by 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes, or until slightly browned. Let cool.
Melt chocolate chips and peanut butter in a double boiler. When bar mixture is cooled slightly, spread chocolate evenly over the top.
Chill. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator.
Note that the oatmeal can sometimes be sticky when you are removing the bars from a pan, so I recommend using a mini spatula / pie server to remove the bars.
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