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
Printable Version

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

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.


Emilee said...

I think that I need to make these now!

Anonymous said...

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