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Peanut Butter Squares Recipe

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This recipe for Peanut Butter Squares, by , is from From My Heart to Yours, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

June Michaud
Added: Sunday, September 16, 2007


1 c shortening
1 c sugar
1 c packed brown sugar
2/3 c peanut butter
2 eggs
1/3 c water
1 t vanilla
2 c flour
1 1/2 c quick cooking oats
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt


1/3 c butter
2/3 c peanut butter
2 c powdered sugar
1/3 c milk

In large mixing bowl, cream shortening, sugars and peanut butter. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Add water and vanilla. Mix well. Combine the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat into the creamed mixture until combined. Pour into a greased 15 x 1 in cooking sheet. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.


In a small mixing bowl, beat the icing ingredients until smooth. Pour over warm bars and spread evenly. Cool on wire rack. Cut into 24 squares.




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