I hope you had a very nice Thanksgiving and are enjoying your holiday weekend. Ours was very nice and Chelsea & Kenny’s baby shower was a lot of fun too!
Bar recipes are perfect for the holidays, so I thought I would share some of my favorites with you in the next few weeks. Today I’m sharing my Gooey O’Henry Bars. I made these a lot when our kids were little, they loved these bars and I have to be honest with you, I loved them too! These bars are a healthier sweet treat because they’re loaded with wholesome oats. The brown sugar and butter makes them gooey and the chocolate peanut butter topping goes perfectly with the granola. I’ve been making these bars for more than 20 years now, and not just our kids and their friends, but everyone really loves them!
- ¾ cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
- ½ cup light corn syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 4 cups oats (I prefer rolled oats)
- ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- For the chocolate peanut butter topping:
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ¾ cup peanut butter (I prefer crunchy)
- ¼ cup granulated peanuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9" x 13" baking pan.
- In a saucepan over medium heat combine the butter, brown sugar and corn syrup. Cook until the butter and sugars are just melted together. Remove from heat and add the vanilla extract and salt.
- Stir in the oats until coated with the butter sugar mixture evenly and allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes before adding the chocolate chips. Then stir gently to combine.
- Evenly press the mixture into a greased 9" x 13" baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.
- In a saucepan over medium heat melt both types of chocolate chips and the peanut butter together, stirring constantly until blended. Pour over cooled bars, smooth evenly and sprinkle with the granulated peanuts (optional). Allow the chocolate peanut butter topping to set before cutting into bars.
I used 2 tablespoons granulated peanuts and sprinkled them on half of the bars for a nice variation.
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