Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Peanut Butter Bars

I was looking for a quick recipe for a desert and came upon this one.
Let me tell you it was so quick to make and it's delicious !! 

Ingredients :

1 1/2 cup flour
 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 1/4 tsp Salt
3/4 cup Butter
3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 1/2 cup Smooth Peanut Butter (divided)
2 Eggs
1 1/2 cup Quick cooking Oats 

Frosting :

1/2 cup Butter
2 tbs Cocoa
1/4 cup Milk
1 tsp Vanilla
3 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar

Directions :

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small mixing bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt.
Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, 3/4 cup peanut butter, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Gradually add flour mixture until just incorporated. 
Then stir in the oats. 

Spread onto a greased 11 x 15 jelly roll pan (or a cookie sheet)
Bake for 12 -17 minutes or until golden brown. 
Cool for 10 minutes.

For the frosting, whip the remaining 3/4 cup peanut butter until light and fluffy.
Carefully spread it on the pan cookie.

In a small sauce pan, melt butter.
Add the milk and cocoa.
 Cook over medium low heat stirring constantly just until it starts to boil.
Remove from heat and add vanilla.
Gradually add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time and stir until it thickens.
Pour over the peanut butter and gently spread it.
 Cool completely and slice into bars.
Enjoy !!

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