With a chewy oatmeal-peanut layer on the bottom, a rich, fudgey chocolate layer that is studded with peanuts and raisins (or dried cranberries in my case) in the middle, and a crunchy oatmeal layer on the top, a small slice of this cookie will tame the most ferocious sweet tooth.
I halved the recipe and baked it in a 9x5 loaf pan (the full recipe is meant to bake in a 9x13 baking pan). I think I goofed and should have baked this in a bigger pan, but nonetheless the recipe turned out just fine --- the layers are just a bit thicker than what the recipe probably intended. After a couple of hours in the fridge, these cookies are ready to be sliced and served.
Chewy, nutty, chocolatey --- delicious! I'm glad that subbed the raisins for cranberries, as the tartness from the dried cranberries definitely helped to balance out the richness of these bars.