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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.

3 comments:

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)