These are a get-these-out-of-my-house-NOW type of dessert. A simple oatmeal cookie layer studded with salted peanuts is topped with a combination of semi-sweet chocolate, condensed milk and butter, then finished off with more crumbled oatmeal cookies.
Raise your hand if you just gained 5 pounds reading that.
You may have gained weight from the description, the amount of fat or calories in this recipe, or the actual weight of these bars. Because they are heavy. I was doing bicep curls with these as I tasted them and was sore the next day.
In addition to that, these bars are very hard to cut through after chilling in the fridge. I needed to put all of my upper arm strength (which on a scale of 1-10 ranks 0) into slicing up these goodies. If I had answered the OSI after making these, my super-hero power that I wished I had would have been: "The ability to cut through the Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars."
But in all honesty, I loved these. I served them during the UNBELIEVABLY BORING NFL playoff games this past weekend and they were a huge hit. I loved how the chewy bottom cookie layer gave way to the sweet, smooth chocolate layer that had a wonderful, soft texture (a result of the condensed milk?) and the crunchy top cookie layer. I left out the raisins (No chocolate and raisins for me. No, no, no. NO.).