All the goodness of oatmeal, chocolate, peanuts, and marshmallows is beautifully orchestrated into this wonderful dessert!
Rocky Road Oatmeal Bars
Recipe Adapted From Will Cook For Smiles
1/3 C unsalted butter, softened
1 C brown sugar
2 eggs, best at room temp
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 C old fashioned oats
1 C mini marshmallows
2/3 C peanuts (can substitute your favorite nut)
2/3 C chocolate chips
**1/4-1/3 C honey
Preheat your oven to 350 and grease and line a 9x9 pan with parchment paper.
Beat together the butter and brown sugar until it is nice and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract.
**Beat in the honey, on low.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the butter mixture and either beat on low, or mix with a wooden spoon until combined.
Add oats and fold in with a wooden spoon.
Spread the dough evenly over the parchment lined pan.
Bake for 20 minutes.
While the dough is baking, combine the last three ingredients: marshmallows, nuts, and chocolate chips. After the dough is done baking spread them evenly over the top and bake for another 10-12 minutes. Be sure not to over-bake or the marshmallows will become stiff and chewy.
**When I made this I found the base to be just a bit dry. Adding honey to the recipe will help it retain moisture and make it less dry. I haven't tried it with the honey yet so the measurement is just a guess! :)