Million Dollar Bars
A few days ago I realized something pretty wacky: In 3.5 years of blogging, I haven’t posted any bar recipes. What?!? I love bars, but for some reason have neglected to post any bona fide bar recipes on my blog. Please accept these bars as an apology.
About These Million Dollar Bars
I’m generally not a fan of cutesy names for recipes (like “pigs in a blanket” or “toad in a hole”). Especially when the name contradicts everything my blog stands for (hello, cheap recipe blog?) But million dollar bars is what they’re called. So bear with me.
A few years ago, I went to a garage sale where a couple of kids were selling bars and lemonade. I felt compelled to buy one of the bars – the million dollar bars. Apparently I got a massive discount, because they only charged me a dollar. A dollar!!
After I ate the bar, I immediately started searching for the recipe online. They were amazing. A sturdy, crispy crust topped with a chocolaty, peanut-buttery, butterscotch topping and peanuts. A totally different bar that I couldn’t wait to make myself.
I searched online for the recipe and found it on the St. Paul Pioneer Press website – but before I had a chance to make them, the recipe disappeared from their website.
…until last week, when I realized that my blog was lacking in bar recipes, and I remembered these delectable treats – which were now back online.
I promise that this recipe won’t disappear from my blog. But that’s no reason to wait to make them. They’re delicious. And they may not cost a million dollars, but you’ll see how they got their name.
Million Dollar Bars Recipe
Yield: 24 bars
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 10 min
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup or honey
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 package (11 ounces) butterscotch chips
- 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 2/3 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup salted, dry-roasted peanuts