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Bake For The Cure Baking Contest! Part 4-Peanut Butter Bars!

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 Egg
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

Mixed together

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!


Giveaway Lady said…
OOO!!! These look delicious! Thanks for the recipe:)
Amy said…
YUM sounds good!!!!

(from This and THat)
Anonymous said…
This recipe is making my mouth water! I love peanut butter and chocolate together. These sound yummy!

(Visiting from This and That 10/11)
Unknown said…
Oh holy smokes! That looks amazing. I'm not a very good cook, but I will have to try it!
Unknown said…
These look great, and I bet the oats add awesome texture!
allthingsnew said…
Oh man, I love anything made with peanut butter! These look so, so yummy! My husband's grandparents are coming over on Wednesday, and I just might have to make these!

Thanks for the recipe :)

Ten Talents
Hope said…
Wow, they look delicious! I'll have to try making them, and add the extra oats too!
April Yedinak said…
I love peanut butter and chocolate. I need to make these
scottsgal said…
these look delish - we like bars
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Christine said…
these are absolutely something my family would enjoy.

These look like a great bake for kids and families too - pretty straight-forward and really delicious! Thanks for the recipe and picture share!
Dee said…
You had me at peanut butter. Then you added that sprinkle of chocolate chips and I was sold. Yum! :)
rubynreba said…
My family would definitely like this. My family prefers cookies but if I don't have much time I make bars and they, of course, like them too!
I like these because they are like cookies, but much faster ( no messing with cooling times and such). Will have to give them a shot soon :)
Unknown said…
When I make cookies, they usually meld into bars anyway so I guess you could say I prefer bars! This sounds delicious!
Wow, these look awesome! We love peanut butter around here! On a personal note, several of my family members are struggling with breast cancer right now, so thanks for helping spread the word and fight the disease!
lisa said…
These look terrific, and what a great cause!
Anonymous said…
Love the drizzle on top

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PoniLinda said…
I want to cook it, thank you for the pictures!
Katie said…
Yum! Can I come over to try a taste? Great cause!!!
Anonymous said…
Looks Great I'll have to try it!
Cherene said…
These look great! Chunky peanut butter would be good in this too!
Anonymous said…
yum! These look awesome! Although my 2 kids arn't fond of peanut butter, my husband and myself would LOVE these!
Christine said…
I'm not really much of a baker, but these look so wonderful I might just have to try them.
Niecey said…
Yum yum yum! This looks like one I could make with the kids.
Terra said…
These look fun to make! I will have to make them for my hubby who loves peanut butter:)
Karla S said…
These look great,but Im not a fan of peanut butter,,but they lok very apppetizing just the same!
Agata said…
chocolate and peanut butter are my favorite!
Anonymous said…
Hub has ben sitting here while I am pecking at keyboard. Insists that I make theses asap.
Ok, now I have 4 new recipes to try this week.
I loved reading your posts for the cure.
thank you!
tattgiff at centurytel dot net
Unknown said…
i am a cookie girl vs bars... yummy!!
hancoci_s at msn dot com
Unknown said…
Yum! Looks so good!
This looks wonderful! Peanut butter and chocolate are two of my favorite things!
bluebelle said…
I've been looking for a peanut butter/chocolate chip bar recipe and this looks great. Also looks very quick. Thanks for posting this as my search for the perfect one is probably over.
M and M said…
OOOHHH! Those look soooo good! I surely cannot wait to get back!
Anonymous said…
My Dad loves Peanut Butter and Chocolate so these would be fave!
janetfaye said…
Yummy! Sounds delicious and another recipe that I have not eaten since I was a kid.
jenspurg said…
These look great. Love peanut butter.
that what i'm talking about--YUM!! :)

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Anne said…
All I can say is that looks really really good
andrea v said…
love peanut butter and chocolate together. thanks
Aileen said…
I love anything with peanut butter in it.
arobimom at gmail dot com
ELee said…
you're making me hungry

coconutbug at hotmail dot com
crayolaswap said…
these look really good crayolaswap at hotmail dot com
PoCoKat said…
These sound amazing...cannot wait to make them!

littleone AT shaw DOT ca
abby said…
How could you not like those with all those chocolate chips on top!
Unknown said…
My husband loves peanutbutter, so I'll be adding this recipe to my collection!
Unknown said…
I love cookieis made with peanut butter and with the addition of chocolate chip even BETTER!!!
Brooke C said…
My boyfriend loves peanut butter so look forward to trying this.
eclairre said…
These would be great to share!! Yum, I love PB.
Anonymous said…
yummy! i will definately make this!
Anonymous said…
I love anything and everything with PB!
Mommy T said…
I'm pretty sure my husband would devour this!
Unknown said…
My son would devour these as soon as they hit the plate...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom
Ms. Latina said…
These look DELISH and perfect for Halloween too! You can get pretty creative with design - love it!

Btw, glad you linked up to the Sabroso (Tasty) Saturday cooking/recipe blog hop!
buzzd said…
OMG I love peanut butter and this looks fabulous! I like the drizzled icing on it too.

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