Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

These bars are AWESOME!! They are very rich so ensure that they are cut into small squares (one bite size). Who can resist the combination of chocolate and peanut butter.......?

1 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup butter
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
2/3 cup peanut butter
1 cup chopped peanuts

Preheat oven to 375F. For oat layer, in a medium saucepan stir together brown sugar, butter and corn syrup over medium-low heat until combined. Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup peanut butter and vanilla until smooth.

Place oats in large bown. Pour brown sugar mixture over oats stirring gently until combined. Press into the bottom of ungreased 9x13 pan. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly brown. Allow to cool in pan for a few minutes on wire rack while you proceed with the next step.

In the same pan stir together chocolate & butterscotch chips over low heat until melted. Stir in 2/3 cup peanut butter until smooth.

Sprinkle 1/2 of the peanuts over oat layer in pan. Slowly pour chocolate mixtur over oat layer spreading evenly. Sprinkle the remaining peanuts over chocolate.

Cool on wire rack for several hours or until firm. Cut into 1-inch squares. Makes about 100.