Friday, May 21, 2010

Peanut Butter Bars


This is a recipe I have had for years. I'm sure it came out of a little cookbook near the check stand. I really can't resist those inviting little books. This has become a family favorite. It is quick to make and I usually have all the ingredients on hand. Use chunky or smooth peanut butter, milk, semi sweet chocolate or a combination--it is always delicious.
This simple recipe can be mixed entirely by hand or put the ingredients in your Kitchenaid.


Peanut Butter Bars
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix together till smooth and add:
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour
1 cup oats
Pat mixture in a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes or until light brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle 1 cup chocolate chips on top. Let sit for 5 minutes. When chocolate is melted use a small offset spatula and spread chocolate. Let cool slightly, drizzle with:

 Peanut Butter Glaze
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons peanut butter
Mix together and add enough milk so you can drizzle the glaze over the chocolate. Let cool and try not to eat to much.

18 comments:

Amber said...

I love these! I make them with whole wheat and they're great.

Kristin said...

Cindy, I can't wait to try these. I love peanut butter bars but haven't found the "perfect" recipe yet. These look so good! We tried the oatmeal fudge bars in the picture at the top of your blog. They were so yummy! Thanks for all of the delicious recipes!

jillbert said...

I never get tired of peanut butter and chocolate. These sound fantastic!

jill said...

oooh, and they are so tasty right out of the freezer too! I bet scott is home right now eating all of these babies up...

Caro said...

Yum! I'm always looking for good bar cookie recipes to feed a crowd and this sure seems like a winner. Thanks for sharing.

Jessica said...

Oh, those peanut butter bars look so good. Like, so good that I could only make them when a lot of people are around or I'd eat them all myself!

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Two Shades of Pink said...

Oh my goodness...I would reach into the screen and grab em up if I could! They look amazing and I can not wait to try this!

Susan said...

I LOVE peanut butter and chocolate.. and I have never seen this recipe. I can't wait to try. I need a new bar recipe!

Susan www.ugogrrl.com

cupcakegirl said...

Im on a peanut butter kick at the mo so will definitley be making these. Glad I found your blog

Desi said...

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Sage Trifle said...

I saw these peanut butter bars at Sweets for a Saturday #7. I am so glad I clicked on your enticing photo. My husband will love these and I just printed your recipe. Thanks for sharing and I will let you know when I post about it.

Little Brick Ranch said...

I have decided you are the devil on my shoulder...tempting me with all this peanut buttery and chocolate goodness... Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday and stay tuned for Mondays giveaway winner!!

Alicia @ littlesprinklesoffun said...

These look soooo yummy!

Susan at www.ugogrrl.com said...

Hi Cindy! I just made these bars yesterday and we loved them. I shared them on my blog today and gave a Shout Out to you. Thanks for the new recipe!

Lindsay said...

Thank you so much for linking up to Sunday's Sweet Confessions over at mommy's sweet confessions! Have a great day!