About this recipe:These deliciously rich and sweet bars are packed with energy. A buttery, oat and peanut base is topped with melted chocolate and peanuts. They are perfect to snack on or enjoy with a cuppa.
Makes: 16 - 20 bars
220g dark brown soft sugar
4 tablespoons golden syrup
4 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
325g porridge oats
340g plain chocolate chips
450g butterscotch chips
170g crunchy peanut butter
145g chopped, unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
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Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease one 23cm square baking tin.
In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter, dark brown soft sugar and golden syrup together. Stir in 4 tablespoons peanut butter and the vanilla. Mix well and stir in the oats. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared tin.
Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile make the topping. Melt the chocolate chips and butterscotch chips in a double boiler. Stir in 170g peanut butter and the chopped nuts. Stir until well blended.
Spread the topping over the warm bars. Sprinkle with additional chopped nuts, if desired. Let bars cool on a rack then refrigerate. Cut into bars once chilled.
Are also known as butterscotch morsels and can be purchased online.