We had an unexpected (to me) snowstorm yesterday.

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Which means I didn’t even leave the house – unless you count going to the garage to work out. I don’t think that counts.

After being in the garage and working hard for exactly 29 minutes (the Filthy Fifty from Crossfit) – I just stayed inside for the rest of the 1411 minutes of the day.

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I couldn’t really tell you what all I did, but I know that I was in the kitchen a lot.

These bars were a product of some of that kitchen time.

A really good product.

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So, if you find yourself in a freak snow storm, or you just have some extra kitchen time on your hands, you should make them too.

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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/2 c packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 c peanut butter
  • 2 T flax + 1/4 c water (this is your flax egg)
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 c flour
  • 1/2 c oats
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 c chocolate chips

Icing

  • 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • 2 T peanut butter
  • 2 T milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugars, and peanut butter until fluffy. Beat in the flax egg and vanilla.

Combine the oats, flour, and baking soda in a bowl. Then stir it into the creamed mixture. Spread into a greased 13×9 baking pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 10 minutes. Then combine the icing ingredients in a plastic bag, squish it up (or give it to your baby to squish around), cut a hole in the corner, and squeeze it over the top of the bars.

Cool completely before you cut into bars.

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