Guest Blogger Friday {#5}

Hello wonderful people! I'm so happy Alyssa's here to share some yumminess with all of you while I leave for Victoria Falls today! Be sure to stop by her blog sometime and leave some blog love! 

Hi, I am Alyssa from What’s Cooking, Love?
I am so excited to be here guest posting at My Happy Place.
I love Sophie's blog, she has so many great desserts on there!! She is living in Africa with her parents as missionaries, what a great experience!

I am a wife to my wonderful husband and a mother to my 1 year old son.  I like to blog about cooking and love food!  My blog is about cooking easy, good food, using shortcuts and timesavers.  I also host a weekly link party, Showcase Your Talent Thursday.  I hope that you stop by and visit.  

If you've ever read my blog, you would know that one of my favorite flavor combinations is chocolate and peanut butter. When I saw a recipe for these oatmeal bars, I knew I had to try them.

These oatmeal bars were such a delicious combination of oats, chocolate, and peanut butter.  These are also pretty easy to make and are so tasty.  I made these when I met up with some friends and they all loved them. I really hope that you try these!

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Oatmeal Bars
(Recipe adapted from Kraft Food and Family Magazine, Spring 2012)

1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 cups old-fashioned oats
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 package (8 squares) of semi-sweet chocolate (can also use unsweetened chocolate)
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2.  Beat the butter and brown sugar in a large bowl with a mixer until the mixture is combined.  In a separate bowl combine the oats, flour and baking soda.  then add that mixture into the butter and brown sugar mixture. 

3.  Press 3 cups of the mixture into the bottom of a 13x9 inch greased pan.

4.  Microwave the chocolate for 45 seconds, and then in 10 second increments until melted.  Stir in the peanut butter.  Carefully spread the chocolate and peanut butter over the crust.  Then sprinkle with the remaining oat mixture.  

5.  Bake for 22-25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.  

Thank you so much to Sophie for allowing me to guest post!
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  1. This looks so good!

  2. These just look heavenly! Chocolate and peanut butter are one of my favorites too. Can't wait to make these! Thanks!

  3. Nice to have you here today. I am going to try these.


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