bars · Desserts

Old School Peanut Butter Bars

These peanut butter bars are astoundingly addictive.

There isn’t much else to say about them.  Words cannot do them justice. 

They aren’t like the Reeses type Peanut Butter Bars.  Oh no.  These bars have a moist, chewy cookie crust, and are then smothered with peanut butter and chocolate frosting.

Keep calm and try not to eat the entire pan.

Recipe adapted from Easy Peasy Cream Cheesey

Ingredients:
1 cup Butter, softened

1 cup Sugar
1 cup Brown sugar
1 1/2 cups Flour
1 1/2 cups Quick Cooking Oats
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Salt
1 cup peanut butter
2 Eggs
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
Chocolate Frosting (below)

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 375°

Cream butter, and sugars together.  Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.  Add flour, salt, baking soda and mix until just combined.  Add oats last and mix until just combined.

Spread mixture into a baking pan.  (I used a greased 9×13 pan with a greased foil sling, because the recipe didn’t specify pan size.  In retrospect, I wish I had used a jelly roll pan and made the bars just a little thinner.)

Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes and then let cool completely. Spread with peanut butter, and then top with chocolate frosting (recipe below)  Cool completely before serving.

Chocolate Frosting
Melt 1 stick butter, add:
4 tbsp. Cocoa
6 tbsp. Milk
1 pound Powdered Sugar (half of a bag)
1 tsp. Vanilla

Beat well, then pour and spread on top. Frosting will set as it sits.

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5 thoughts on “Old School Peanut Butter Bars

  1. I have been in love with anything peanut butter and chocolate lately. I seriously think I've gained 5 lbs recently. haha Can't wait to try these!

  2. I will use my jelly roll pan to make them thinner like you suggested, they look so yummy, can’t wait!

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