Wow, I can't believe it's already the second week of Bake For The Cure! The family is really enjoying the chance to get some extra treats with all the baking I've been doing lately!
Today's recipe is an old family favorite. We found this recipe in a cookbook quite a few years ago, and have made it many, many times since! Anything with peanut butter or chocolate gets devoured quickly in my family, and when you combine the two ingredients-watch out!!
Peanut Butter Bars
1/2 cup Butter, softened
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 cup All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Quick-Cooking Oats
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Argo Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 cup (6 oz.) Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Confectioners Sugar
2 tablespoons Creamy Peanut Butter
2 tablespoons Milk
In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugars and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Gradually add into creamed mixture and mix well. Spread into a greased 13x9-in. pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
Bake at 350-degrees for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 10 minutes.
Combine icing ingredients; drizzle over the top. Cool completely. Cut into bars.
|All the necessary ingredients!|
|Creamed mixture and dry mixture|
|Spread into a greased 13x9-in pan|
|Sprinkle with chocolate chips!|
|Bake at 350|
|Let cool then drizzle with icing!|
These bars are so easy to make, and you only need some basic kitchen ingredients. I also love that the kids are getting at least a little bit of nutrition with the oats in it. Sometimes I increase the oats to 1 cup, and the kids still love it! The bars are very moist and chewy, and the sweet icing drizzled on really adds to the flavor!
Now guess what? Yep, once again I am asking for comments! Let me know if these sound like something your family would like, if you prefer bars vs. cookies, anything! I appreciate all the comments you've already left, but please, keep them coming!