Do ever need to pull together a snack fast for a playdate or you just really need something sweet but there is nothing to grab? These squares are a very fast and delicious and hit the spot when you want a cookie or a chocolate bar kind of snack. These disappeared quickly, mainly because I can’t pass the pan without cutting out a square.
For the base:
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup corn syrup
In a large bowl mix oats, brown sugar and wheat germ. Cut in butter until crumbly.
Pour mixture into a microwave safe (glass), greased 8 inch square pan. Spread lightly and microwave on high uncovered for 2 minutes. Stir.
Press down firmly with a damp fork. Microwave uncovered on high for 2 minutes more until bubbly.
Now for the topping:
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
In a microwave safe dish, combine chocolate chips and peanut butter. Microwave for about 1 minute, but stop part way through and stir, then continue heating. If not melted smooth microwave for 20 seconds at a time until melted smooth. Pour over oat mixture and let cool before cutting.
Once cooled cut into squares. Good luck with the self control!
Our next project is to give these a makeover so they are healthier and nut free so they are school safe for the lunch box. We will work on that as soon as my little social butterfly has some free time at home to work on it with me.