Anyways, I found a recipe that puts aside the question of whether or not your cookies will set up because this is a bar cookie, so there's no where for them to run.
First, the ingredients:
1 stick of butter OR margarine (yes, yes, I'll allow it here)
1/4 cup packed brown sugar PLUS 1 tablespoon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup quick oats
1/2 semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter. Almond butter will work in this as well for those of you who can't have PB
*so, please note, this recipe is gluten free, egg free, and can be dairy free and PB free for all you mommies who are trying really hard to give your kiddos a little something sweet without worry.
Melt butter or margarine over very low heat in a saucepan. Don't use a high heat here-you don't want to brown the butter or burn it all off accidentally.
of the oatmeal mixture in the bottom of the pan and press in with a piece of either parchment paper or waxed paper. It will be a thin layer but it will easily cover the bottom of the pan.
Spread the chocolate peanut butter (oh man, this is when I start licking my fingers) over the oatmeal crust until level.
Top the chocolate with the remaining oatmeal. Here, I have crumbled the remainder over the surface of the still-warm chocolate instead of dropping it all on one spot. It will be easier to press in this way.
Press in the paper again until it is all flat. Some chocolate will seep through but you will still have 3 distinct layers.
Cover and chill until the chocolate hardens some. Cut and serve.
|I seriously don't think this pan will last the night.|
Good thing they are so easy to make.