Friday, September 30, 2016

Peanut Butter Bars

I have been making these for a few years and my family just loves them! In fact, every where we take them people who love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter love them. This makes a large pan, so it's good to take to gatherings. One of my kids said we should name them, "Can't leave them alone bars" because they just keep cutting another little piece and another little piece.

1- 1/2 C Flour
1¼ tsp. Salt
½ tsp. Baking Soda
¾ C Butter
¾ C Sugar
¾ C Brown Sugar
1 ½ tsp. Vanilla
1- 1/2 C Creamy Peanut Butter (split)
2 Eggs
1 ½ C Quick Oats( I don't buy quick oats, so I use old fashioned and just put them in my Magic Bullet to grind them up)

Frosting:
½ C Butter (1 stick)
3 ½ C Powdered Sugar
2 T Cocoa
¼ C Milk
1 tsp. Vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small mixing bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, sugars, 3/4 C peanut butter, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually add dry ingredients, just until incorporated. Then, stir in the oats. Spread onto a greased 11 x 15 Jelly Roll Pan (cookie sheet). Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes.

The frosting is a two step process. First, whip the remaning ¾ C Creamy Peanut Butter until it becomes lighter colored and fluffy. Carefully spread the whipped peanut butter over the pan cookie.

Then, add butter to a small sauce pan and melt the butter. Add the milk and cocoa. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. Heat just until boiling. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Then, gradually add the powdered sugar. Stir until thickened. Pour over the peanut butter and gently spread over the cookie. Cool completely, and slice into bar cookies.

1 comment:

  1. These look wonderful and sound tasty. Gonna have too give them a try.

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