I am going to apologize upfront for my pictures with this recipe. They are very yellow. I took them a while back before I had figured some things out about my camera. We have Edison bulbs in the light fixture above our stove and I didn’t make the proper adjustments to compensate for that. My husband is a chocolate peanut butter freak. When we go out for milkshakes, it is almost certain that his will be chocolate peanut butter. I used to be crazy about peanut butter, but hate the smell of wet peanut butter, so I hesitate to ever use it because I don’t want to smell the peanut butter as the dishes are being cleaned. When I saw the recipe for Easy Bars, I knew that making these bars would make up for some of my past cooking missteps. First of all, I substituted wheat flakes for oats because I am allergic to oats, however Easy Bars should be made with oats. Wheat flakes are a sub par substitute. It’s not that the recipe failed or that they were bad or anything, but the wheat flakes I had were thicker than oats would’ve been, so they didn’t hold their shape as well as I would’ve liked. I am sure that I could figure out some adjustments if I were to make these again, but since the recipe calls for oats, use those. If someone knows of a great substitution, let me know. Easy bars are easy. They require very little work and yield delicious results.
4 cups oatmeal
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup oleo (margarine) melted
Mix together and bake at 425 for 10 minutes.
Melt 6 oz chocolate chips and 1/2 cup peanut butter and spread over baked mixture.