Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Peanut Butter Bars


Cody had to beg for this recipe. He had eaten them a few times, asked for the recipe a few times, and was always denied it. She said it was a secret recipe...but she finally gave in! They were yummy, o-so-yummy...especially since they include my 2 favorite things: peanut butter and chocolate.

Peanut Butter Bars
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Bars:
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2 cups oats

Toppings:
3/4 cup peanut butter
chocolate lover’s frosting, below

Chocolate Lover’s Frosting:
3 cups sifted powdered sugar, divided  
2/3 cup baking cocoa
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
5 to 6 Tbsp. milk, divided  
1 tsp. vanilla extract

For the bars, cream butter, sugars, and peanut butter. Add eggs and mix well. Mix in remaining ingredients. Spread in a thin layer in a cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.
Spread a topping of peanut butter after cooking and cooling for about 5 minutes.

Make frosting: Beat 1 cup powdered sugar, cocoa, butter, 2 Tbsp. milk and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in remaining powdered sugar and milk until smooth.
Spread on top after completely cooling.

Makes 20 bars.

2 comments:

Emilee said...

I think that I need to make these now!

keri said...

This is definitely the right one for me! I love it! This is my all-time favorite!
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