Peanut Butter Oat Bars Recipe

Peanut Butter Oat Bars Recipe

1 3/4 cups butterscotch chips or chocolate chip

1 cup natural-style smooth peanut butter(or chunky

1 cup rolled oats

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup toasted walnut or pecan pieces

1 1/3 cups miniature marshmallows

In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chips and peanut butter and microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir mixture, then microwave about 30 seconds more (or until the chips have melted completely). Stir until the mixture is smooth.

Stir in oats, cinnamon,nuts and marshmallows. Pour into a foil-lined 8-by-8-inch baking dish (9-by-9-inch can also be used). Cover dish with foil and refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes or until the bars are nicely cooled and firm.

Cut into 25 pieces (cut the square baking dish into 5 columns going side to side and up and down). Store bars in refrigerator in ziplock bags.

Makes 25 servings.

Per serving: 170 calories, 5 g protein, 17 g carbohydrate, 9 g fat, 3.7 g saturated fat, 2 g monounsaturated fat, 1.3 g polyunsaturated fat, no cholesterol, 2 g fiber, 50 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 48 percent. Omega-3 fatty acids, 0.2 g; Weight Watchers points, 4; omega-6 fatty acids, 1 g

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