Friday, June 5, 2009

Peanut Butter Bars

The kids love it when I make Peanut Butter Bars!
Not only do they get to help Mommy bake, but they get to sit on the stool and eat Peanut Butter Spoons!
Peanut Butter Bar Recipe
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup rolled oats
raisins to suit
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg, 1/3 cup peanut butter and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the peanut butter mixture. Finally, mix in the rolled oats and raisins. Spread the dough evenly into the prepared pan.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are firm. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips in a single layer over the top. Let stand for 5 minutes, then spread to cover. Allow to cool.

I always stop here and they are delicious!
However, the recipes calls for a Peanut Butter Icing...

1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter
3 tablespoons of milk
In a small bowl, mix together the confectioners' sugar, 1/4 cup peanut butter until smooth. Stir in milk one tablespoon at a time until a drizzling consistency is reached. Drizzle over bars when cool. Cut into bars.
Honestly, delicious!


Jen Lula said...

THe kids must have loved being able to help mom and eat pb by the spoonful!!
Ill have to try this receipe!

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kel said...

Nummy!! I want some!