Choco Oatmeal with Peanut Butter Squares

I love oatmeal for the its countless benefits that is why I am addicted to it. I always make sure that we don’t run out of oatmeal in our jar. Royce once found me putting a homemade oatmeal mixture on my face, I was embarrassed with my creepy look but then I was relieved when he asked me to put some on his face too. Oatmeal is not only good for the skin but great for lowering blood cholesterol and a great help as I am striving to lose weight. I guess I deserve a round of applause for slashing 10 pounds since I gave birth. It has been 5 months and it is a slow improvement but 10 pounds is still a reason for me to hail oatmeal, exercise and good diet.

CHOCO OATMEAL with PEANUT BUTTER SQUARES is an improved recipe of my previous post of CHOCO OATMEAL BAR. I added some peanut butter which made it more moist and tastier. I baked these Choco Peanut Butter Oatmeal Squares as a welcome gift to our new neighbor from Laguna and I guess I delighted the family specially the kids who asked me the next day what was that I gave them and requested for more. So, I may say that the experiment is another hit.

CHOCO OATMEAL with PEANUT BUTTER SQUARES

3/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 1/2 cups oatmeal
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
2 cups brown sugar
2 tbsp. baking powder
pinch of salt

for chocolate toppings:
1 tbsp. peanut butter
1/2 can condensed milk
1/2 tbsp vanilla
2 tbsp cocoa

Preheat oven at 350 degrees F.

Mix milk, vanilla, and peanut butter and cocoa in a bowl. Set aside.

Sift flour, salt and baking powder together in a separate bowl. Then add oatmeal in the mixture. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, beat eggs well. Add peanut and butter. Fold in sugar. Now, add the flour mixture to egg mixture. The batter will be stiff. I suggest you cover your hands with a hand plastic so you can mix them well.

Place the mixture in a well greased pan or a pan covered with baking paper.

Reserve a cup of the mixture and set aside. Press down lightly the mixture, spread equally in the pan.

Drizzle the chocolate mixture on the peanut butter oatmeal layer.

Drop bits of remaining peanut butter oatmeal mixture on top.

Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Place the pan on a wire rack and cool completely. Invert to a flat pan and re-invert to another flat pan. Then slice to desired sizes.

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