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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion
~ No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars ~
1 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 t vanilla
3 cups uncooked quick oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
Grease a 9 inch square baking pan. Melt butter
in large saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar
and vanilla; mix well. Stir in oats. Cook over
low heat 2 to 3 minutes or until ingredients are
well blended. Press half of mixture into prepared
pan. Use back of a large spoon to spread mixture
evenly. Melt chocolate chips in small heavy
saucepan over a low heat, stirring occasionally.
Stir in peanut butter. Pour chocolate mixture
over at mixture in pan; spread evenly with knife
or back of spoon. Crumble remaining oat mixture
over the top of chocolate layer, pressing gently.
Cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours or overnight.
Bring to room temperature before cutting bars.
(Bars can be frozen; thaw at least 10 minutes
Makes 32 bars
For gift giving place cookies in a holiday tin.
Decorate tin with country graphics. Embellish
with a homespun-fabric bow. Add gift tag.
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