Saturday, March 26, 2011

Peanut butter bars

I hosted our sewing group today. Because Max and Natie had spent the night before, and I was running short on time, I needed a quick cookie recipe for the snack. Audrey bought me this cookbook, and every recipe I've tried has been really good. These bars went together quickly and were a hit. The book is available on Amazon.

Peanut Butter Bars
1 6-oz. package semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups quick-cook oats, uncooked

Melt the chocolate over low heat; set aside.

Beat the butter and peanut butter until creamy. Add sugar, egg, vanilla and mix well.

Combine flour, soda, salt; stir into creamed mixture. Stir in oats.

Press three-fourths of the peanut butter mixture into a greased 13x9 pan. Spread the chocolate over top. Crumble remaining peanut butter mixture over chocolate.

Bake 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.


Flat Creek Farm said...

Sounds very yummy (and also like a fun time w/ grandkids, and friends!). Thank you, Mary, for the recipe... enjoy the remainder of the weekend! -Tammy

Sue said...

Thank you, Mary. They sound wonderful. I love peanut butter:)

Karen said...

Thank-you for sharing the recipe!! I might just try these when I have my next meeting! :0)