At last month’s noon and evening General Membership meetings, I was standing in the back next to the most delectable looking and smelling plate of desserts. They were so tempting that when it came time for this blog post, I immediately knew what I was going to make – Peanut Butter Bars from Everyday Feasts! My husband is a sucker for anything with peanut butter and chocolate, so I knew they would be a well received treat! These are perfect served with a nice glass of cold milk. (In a Junior League cup of course!)
For the bars: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Cream the butter, brown sugar and sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until blended. Add the flour and oats and mix well.
Spread evenly in a 10 x 15-inch buttered baking pan.
Bake for 25 minutes or until light brown and set in the center. Spread the peanut butter over the warm crust. Let stand until cool.
For the icing: Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the cocoa and milk and mix well.
Add the confectioners’ sugar and whisk until smooth. Spread over the cooled peanut butter layer.
Chill, covered, for several hours before serving. Store in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs
2 tsps. vanilla extract 2 cups flour
1 cup rolled oats 1 ½ cups creamy peanut butter
¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter 6 tbsps. cocoa powder (I used dark!)
½ cup milk 1 lb. confectioners sugar