Thursday, April 7, 2011

Peanut Butter Bars

Is there anything more heavenly than peanut butter and chocolate?  I never get to make these because two of my children have peanut allergies, but we had friends coming over for dinner and her addiction is peanut butter bars.  So, tonight, I made two desserts.  One for my peanut-free children, and this, for the rest of us.  These are SO yummy, you can’t stop eating until the pan is empty.  Literally.

Peanut Butter Bars
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cubes margarine/butter 
Cream together and then add the following: 
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 cup rolled oats (not quick oats) 
Spread in a texas sheet pan and bake at 350 for 8-10 min. or until sides are tan and it has raised up a little. Wait until completely cooled before spreading the peanut butter or the bottom will be too soft.  
Cover the top with the following frosting recipe:
  •  1/2 bag powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 heaping tbsp shortening 
  • dash of salt 
  • heaping tbsp of butter
  • heaping tbsp of cocoa
  • 2 tbsp hershey's syrup
  • milk to consistency 

Mix and frost when bars are cool.


laurel said...

I love peanut butter. I don't think I have had a peanut butter bar for ever. I am so excited to try these.

Christy said...

I'm totally addicted to those Little Debbie Nutty bars, which can't be half as good as these look! I'm in charge of treats for a girls camp meeting tonight, which is the perfect excuse to share so I don't eat the whole pan myself! :)

Cambri said...

These were DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!