Makes 24-28 bars
Total time: 45 minutes
Preheat oven to 375. Coat a 9×13″ baking pan with nonstick spray
For the base and topping-
Combine in bowl; set aside:
2 1/4 cups quick cooking oats
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 t table salt
1/2 t baking soda
Cream until smooth:
1 1/3 cups brown sugar
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and mix until blended. Gradually add oat mixture and mix until crumbly.
Measure out and reserve 2 cups of the crumb mixture for the topping. Press the remaining mixture into prepared pan for the base, using the bottom of a measuring cup to “tamp” down the dough.
Spread over base:
1 (12 oz) jar of blackberry jam
Combine reserved crumb mixture with 1 cup of chopped chocolate-covered peanuts.
Sprinkle topping over jam layer, pressing it lightly to adhere. Bake 25-30 minutes, or until jam is bubbly and topping is golden. Cool bar completely before cutting.
Original recipe from Cuisine at Home Holiday Cookies