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photoO'Henry Bars

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/4 cup light Karo syrup
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2 cups quick or old-fashioned oats, uncooked
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter

In 8-inch square glass dish, melt butter in microwave. Remove; mix in corn syrup and brown sugar. Stir in oats. Microwave on full power until bubbly, about 3 to 4 minutes. In separate bowl, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter about 1 minute in microwave. Stir and pour over hot mixture. Refrigerate until firm; cut into bars.

Note: These can be made several days ahead of time since they keep well in the refrigerator.

Makes 36 bars.

From Karen Haram, food editor, San Antonio (Texas) Express-News

[Times photo: Patty Yablonski]