Stuffed Chocolate Cookie Bars are Next Level!!
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup m&m’s
Line a 9-x-13-inch baking pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
1. Cream together granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter and peanut butter. Mix until well combined and then add one egg at-a-time to the mixture until all eggs are thoroughly incorporated. Add vanilla and give it a good stir.
2. With the mixer running on low speed, add baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. Then add flour and continue mixing until smooth. Finally add oatmeal to the bowl and mix until just combined. Remove bowl from mixer and using a rubber spatula, incorporate chocolate chips and m&m’s.
3. Press dough into prepared baking pan. Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Remove bars from pan (using the edges of the parchment paper) and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.