Friday, July 6, 2012

How Sweet It Is Does It Again

I hope you all have realized by now that I get many of my recipes from the food blog How Sweet It Is. Jessica seriously creates the best recipes and I pin at least one a week. I had pinned these under my "Healthy Desserts, They Do Exist" board, and while they are on the healthier side, they are still decadent tasting to me.

My sweet sister-in-law (Hi LBB!) just moved into a new place before starting her junior year at TCU and she and her roommates are the lucky receivers of these Oatmeal Peanut Butter Squares as a housewarming gift. Make these this weekend friends and then thank me after!

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Squares via How Sweet It Is

makes 9 squares
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (I get in the bulk section at Central Market)
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cups creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk (I used 1%, your fine to use whatever you have on hand)
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, add peanut butter and sugar and mix on high speed until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add in vanilla extract and mix until combined.
3. Add in flour, oats, salt and baking soda, mixing on medium speed. The dough will look crumbly and you want the peanut butter mix to be broken up into clumps. Add milk with the mixer on low speed, and mix until a dough forms. Fold in chocolate chips.
4. Make sure dough is completely combined, and roll it into a ball with your hands. Place it in the middle of an 8×8 baking dish, pressing it to fit. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until set and golden on top. Let cool completely, then cut into 9 squares.


  1. Thanks SO much for the peanut butter squares! My roommates and I have devoured them!!

    1. YAY! So glad you all loved them, I thought they were pretty good too! I look forward to baking for you and your roomies again!