Sunday, April 13, 2008

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Peanut butter and chocolate together in one bar cookie. What could be better? This bars are delcious and very easy to make. These bar cookies get rave reviews! I did not use all the chocolate frosting that the recipe makes, I thought it would be too much. Enjoy!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter, divided
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups quick cook oats
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Cream butter and suagrs until smooth. Add 1 cup of peanut butter, egg and vanilla. Mix well. Combine oats, flour, baking soda & salt; add to creamed mixture. Spread into a greased 15x10x1 pan (I used two 8x8 pans). Bake at 350 degrees for 13 -- 17 minutes. Cool slightly, about 12 minutes. Spread with remaining peanut butter. Cool completely then frost with chocoloate frosting (recipe follows).

Chocolate Frosting

6 Tbsp. butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla
6 to 8 Tbsp. milk
In mixing bowl, combine the butter, powdered sugar, cocoa, vanilla and enough milk for spreading consistency. Spoon over peanut butter layer then spread. Cut into bars.

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