What Kelli’s Cooking: Reese’s Chocolate Filled Bars

Kelli sent me a picture the other day…It saw this picture of Georgie.  She had been out farming with her dad and came in for a snack.

I asked what she was eating and Kelli said she tried a new recipe.

Reese’s Chocolate Filled Bars…I asked for the recipe and she tried sent this…
I typed it out for you…

2 sticks butter, softened & divided
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
2 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
2-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2-1/2 c. quick oats
2-1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 c. cocoa
1/4 c. sugar
1-14 oz can sweeten condensed milk
1-1/4 c. Reese’s baking cups & candy pieces

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In the bowl of your mixer, mix 1 stick of butter, peanut butter, and brown sugar.  Add in the eggs and 1 tsp. of the vanilla. Mix until creamy.

Add in the oats, flour baking soda, and salt. The mixture will be very thick. Remove and reserve approximately 2 cups of the dough.

Press the remaining dough into the sheet pan.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the remaining stick of butter.
Add the cocoa and sugar.  Add the sweetened condensed milk. Stir until combined, smooth and thick.  Stir in the remaining 1-1/2 tsp. of vanilla.

Pour over the bottom layer of dough in the pan, spreading evenly over the dough.  Sprinkle with Reese’s baking bits.

Crumble the reserved dough over the baking bits.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

Kelli said the Georgie loves them.  She also said they are a lot like the Revel Bars I make only with added Reese’s.

A bit later Kelli sent more pictures.  She made the pan of bars but a 10 x 15 pan is too big for them to eat themselves.  She was packaging up some to take to work and some for Jason’s parents.  She had also been busy and made meals for her Jason for the next couple of days as she has to work her overnight shifts.

I ended up messaging her back as I love the containers.  I am always sending food home with Karl, my childcare families or my kids.  I wanted some of these containers.

Kelli says that she actually reuses them in her own use but it’s not necessary to as they are designed to be disposable.  She said she loves taking treats to work or to Jason’s parents in them as it doesn’t matter if she gets them back.

Kelli ended up sending me THIS LINK to the containers.

They end up being about 50 cents each.  I didn’t think that was terrible.

Kayla ended up calling me and talking to me shortly after I talked to Kelli and I told her about Kelli’s containers.  She said they are great and she uses them all of the time.  Her favorite are the round version as she uses them for soup and salads that she take to work.  You can find them HERE.

I think I’m going to buy a set of each for myself.  I really want to get in the habit of freezing more of my meals.  I think these containers will help.

15 thoughts on “What Kelli’s Cooking: Reese’s Chocolate Filled Bars”

  1. Our local Chinese place uses these containers for take out. I wash and save them, using them to hold kitted up leader and enders next to my machine, or storing small blocks as I make them, holding bonus triangles/HSTs and various other uses in my sewing room.

  2. The containers are great to send food to another household. The bars sound absolutely yummy! I have a recipe that is very similar, that we have enjoyed for many years. What’s not to like with chocolate, peanut butter and oatmeal!!

  3. The Reese bars sound AMAZING! Can’t wait to try them. I was recently diagnosed with a health condition an shot back into freezer meals! Found THE best cookbook “Seriously Good Freezer Meals” but Karrie Truman. She also has a blog with all sorts of idea and recipes. Her charts are very helpful – everything from how much raw chicken yields how much shredded, how many ingredients for each time you increase a recipe – very good. Jo, would you consider a freezer meal post?

  4. Judith Fairchild

    Those cookies look really good. The containers are nice too i got some like that at a restaurant and am reusing them a lot.

  5. Our local restaurants use those as well, but they aren’t recyclable (black plastic isn’t) so I try to find uses for them. Very handy in my sewing room!

  6. The Reese bars look amazing! Looking forward to trying them. I recently was diagnosed with a autoimmune disease and have says when cooking is tough and recently got back into freezer meals. Found an awesome cookbook “Seriously Good Freezer Meals” by Karrie Truman. She also has a blog Happy Money Saver. She does things from scratch and healthy which is great. Her charts are very helpful and since I’m only cooking for two, I break the 9″x13″ recipes into 2 8″x8″ pans and they work great. So handy when you don’t feel well or don’t feel like cooking. Jo would you consider doing a post on freezer meals?

  7. I recently had knee surgery and froze lasagna, tater tot hotdish, enchiladas, taco meat and pineapple chicken teriyaki. Was so nice to have those meals ready to reheat when I was recuperating. The bars look delicious!

  8. I ended up no longer using containers in the fridge but ziplock bags they take up much less room and if doing a casserole or soup lay flat to freeze,then so much quicker to unfreeze, they are reusable if washed out also less room in the cupboard,not much good with the kiddies around I know but we have been using them for a couple of years now and have no intention going back to containers

  9. you can get the rectangle ones at Sams Club for 7 or 8 dollars. A lottle bigger size at Costco for about the same price.

  10. Hi Jo
    Don’t know whether you will be able to get this site but if you are thinking of cooking for the freezer see if you can get The Batch Lady on line. She is a Scottish farmer’s wife and cooks a week’s meals on a Sunday afternoon that she freezes in Ziplock bags.
    If I’m making curry I double up on the basic sauce and freeze half of it, my family came for lunch last week and all I had to do was defrost the sauce and add the chicken. Sorry about the use of the word ‘curry’ which has now apparently joined the list of non p.c. words!
    That’s about as far as I’ve got with batch cooking but as I’m only cooking for the two of us making a meal from scratch is hardly a chore.
    The recipe looks lovely as does your grand daughter.

  11. Those bars are going on my list to make for our neighborhood gathering to share. We sit outside and socialize every Saturday night at 6pm. (All are welcomed who have been 2 shot vaccinated). Its been a good way to meet some of our neighbors and feel more like a neighborhood. I also save those containers for when I share with family and friends, they come in handy. I get mine at the dollar store or Home Goods store.

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