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Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.

I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.

These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.

I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!

Michael Ann

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

I recently tried this recipe from allrecipes.com, and it is definitely a winner! With temps rising to 108 degrees lately, the no-bake aspect was definitely appealing. But many times no-bake means no-taste, so I was a little skeptical. Well, this recipe fulfilled its promise of yumminess, and look how easy! You can whip them up in 10 minutes. Enjoy!

No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

1 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups quick oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter

Grease a 9x9" square pan.

In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in brown sugar and vanilla then mix in oats.  Cook over low heat 2-3 minute or until ingredients are blended. Press half the mixutre into the bottom of the pan.

Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter in the microwave. Heat 30 seconds, stir, then another 20 seconds or so.  Pour the mixture over the crust in the pan and spread evenly with an offset spatula. 

Sprinkle remaining oat mixture over the chocolate and press in lightly.  Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours or overnight.  Bring to room temp before cutting into bars. 

Happy "baking" !!


  1. And the best part is that if I use certified gluten free oats, this is a GF recipe! Sounds super easy and delish!

  2. My oh my - this sounds delightful and looks so tempting. Pinning and printing! Thanks for sharing. I've been making your toffee bars lately...another MMMM-arvy recipe. =)

    1. Hey, Marsha! Thank you, and glad you are still enjoying that Toffee Bar recipe! They ARE delish....

  3. Went looking for another recipe and found this one! Some of my favorite things! PB, chocolate...Thanks so much Michael Ann :-)


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