Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 3/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1 cup (6 oz. pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 large egg, beaten
1 (14 oz.) can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
HEAT oven to 350°F. Combine oats, brown sugar, flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in peanuts.
RESERVE 1 1/2 cups crumb mixture. Stir egg into remaining crumb mixture. Press onto the bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
BAKE 15 minutes.
STIR together sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter in a small bowl until well combined. Pour evenly over the partially baked crust.
STIR together the reserved crumb mixture and chocolate chips. Sprinkle evenly over the peanut butter layer.
BAKE an additional 15 minutes. Cool. Cut into bars.

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