Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Peanut Butter Bars

These are one of my husband's favorites, so I whipped him up a batch tonight.  Thought I'd share this good old classic recipe.  There are many versions of peanut butter bars, but I find this one that mixes the peanut butter into the frosting is quite delightsome.

Cream together:
2 cubes butter
1 cup peanut butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

Then mix in:
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups flour
2 cups quick oats

Press mixture onto a large cookie sheet.  Bake @ 350 for 15 minutes or until golden brown.  (You can bake in a 9x13, but they will be thick and need at least 30 minutes to bake.)  Top with frosting recipe below. Allow to cool, cut & serve.

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Frosting:
1 cube butter
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 T. vanilla

Stir together all ingredients over medium high heat until smooth.  Remove from heat and stir in 1 lb powdered sugar (about 3 1/2 cups).  Spread over peanut butter bars.