Peanut Butter Bars


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!)

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For the bars: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Cream the butter, brown sugar and sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.

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Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until blended. Add the flour and oats and mix well.

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Spread evenly in a 10 x 15-inch buttered baking pan.

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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.

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For the icing: Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the cocoa and milk and mix well.

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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!

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Ingredients:

Bars:

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

Chocolate Icing:

¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter                                            6 tbsps. cocoa powder (I used dark!)

½ cup milk                                                                    1 lb. confectioners sugar

 

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