Wednesday, November 26, 2008

PEANUT BUTTER OATMEAL BARS

Each bar is full of peanut flavor and topped with a smooth chocolate icing.

Ingredients

BARS:
3/4 cup butter or margarine - softened
3/4 cup peanut butter - creamy
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar - packed
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
2 cups oatmeal - quick oats works better than regular oats
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

ICING:

1/2 cup peanut butter - creamy
2 cups chocolate chips
1/2 cup butterscotch chips

Directions
In a mixer bowl, cream together the butter, peanut butter and sugars until it is nice and creamy.
Add eggs one at a time and blend until each is well incorporated.
Add the vanilla and mix well.
In a medium bowl, combine the four, oatmeal, baking powder and salt.
Slowly add these dry ingredients into the batter until well combined.
Spray the baking pan with a non stick cooking spray and spread the batter into the pan.

Bake at 325° F for 20-25 minutes or just until the bars are slightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Allow them to cool while making the icing.

In a saucepan, add all of the icing ingredients and melt over a low heat, stirring occasionally.
Spread over the bars and allow to cool completely before cutting and serving.


Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 25 minutesContainer: mixer, saucepan, 15x10 baking panServings: 36

1 comment:

intergalacticrose said...

I'm going to have to try this!!