One thing we do right in Colorado is out Cowboy Oatmeal Bars! I love these and they go FAST around here - Enjoy! Diane
Cowboy Oatmeal Bars
1 cup Butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
1 cup peanut butter chips*
1 cup milk or real semi-sweet chocolate chips**
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
Heat oven to 375°F. Combine butter, brown sugar and sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Add oats; mix well. Stir in peanut butter chips, chocolate chips and walnuts.
Press dough evenly into ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake 16-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Cut into bars.
*Substitute 1 (11-ounce) package (1 2/3 cups) peanut butter and milk chocolate chips for peanut butter chips and chocolate chips.
(these bars freezer well too!)
Recipe adapted from: Land O'Lakes Photo by: Diane Baker for Canning and Cooking at Home
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