Thursday, July 28, 2011

Peanut Butter Bars

If you like Reese's, this post is for YOU.
We have a recipe that is a family favorite, a lady at our church makes these Peanut Butter Bars for Holy Week each year and everyone fights over them. They're heavenly! Mal and I were craving them last night.. so we whipped up a batch! ;)

 We didn't take too many pictures during the mixing process, because it looks like any other cookie recipe. But we did take some Photobooth pics of ourselves... we were pumped for baking
 
And before we knew it, we had the finished product.. Delicious!
The Recipe:
Peanut Butter Bars
 3/4 C. Margarine
 3/4 C. brown sugar
 3/4 C. Sugar
 2 eggs
 3/4 C. peanut butter
 1/2 tsp. salt
 3/4 tsp. baking soda
 1/2 tsp. vanilla
 1 1/2 C. flour
 1 1/2 C. oats
 1 C. whipped peanut butter

With electric mixer, cream margarine, brown sugar, sugar, and vanilla. Add peanut butter. Add eggs, 1 at a time. Mix well. Add salt, soda, and flour. Stir in oats. Spread dough onto 10x15" cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool cookie while you whip 1 cup peanut butter with electric mixer. Spread whipped peanut butter on warm cookie. Cool completely. Frost with Chocolate Frosting. Cut into bars.

CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
3/4 C. margarine
3 T. cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla
3 T. milk
1 box powdered sugar

In large saucepan, melt margarine. Add cocoa and vanilla. Add powdered sugar and milk. Stir until well mixed.



You have to try these this weekend! And they're good warmed a little bit with some ice cream on top too ;) 

11 comments:

Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

Yumm! I love Reese's :) They look great, however, I still have leftover cake in the fridge lol.

the girl in the red shoes said...

Yum! They look amazing! I could totally go for one right now...thanks for sharing!

Portuguese Prepster said...

peanut butter and chocolate-yummmmm my favorite combo!

Neely said...

Looks yummy!

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

i don't eat peanut butter, but i'm always looking for treats to make my peanut butter loving husband (so i won't be tempted!) - these sound great!

Jamie said...

How yummy! I think I have all of these ingredients in the pantry :) Maybe that's a sign!

cRk said...

YUM! I will for sure be borrowing this recipe!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

When can you deliver them to my door!!!

Megan said...

I've made these before and they were delicious!

Belly B said...

Okay THAT is delicious!

Belly B :)

Jessica said...

YUM! i love those- my grandma used to make them :)