I am NOT a cook. Seriously. I didn't cook practically anything before beginning this journey. Since then, I have learned to cook a little. I've learned how to spice things and have followed simple recipes, but that's about it.
And I certainly am not a baker! But I found a recipe for these bars and I've been craving something sweet, so I decided to give them a shot. They tuned out really well. If you're used to massively sugar laden treats, you might not like these really well, but Marc and I really loved them!
- 1/4 cup brown sugar (not packed)
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (any kind! I used chunky this time)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup fat free milk
- 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a glass baking dish with nonstick spray.
- Mix the brown sugar and peanut butter together until light and fluffy. Mix in the vanilla.
- Add in the flour, oats, salt, and baking soda. The dough will be very thick and clumpy, but it will come together. Slowly add the milk in a steady stream, mixing until a dough forms. Fold in chocolate chips and raisins. Use your hands to make sure everything is combined, if needed.
- Once dough is completely combined, press it lightly into the prepared baking dish. Bake for about 17-20 minutes until the bars are lightly golden and set. Allow to cool completely and cut into squares.
This is how mine turned out: