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Old Fashioned Peanut Bars Recipe

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Martha Long Blackburn
Added: Sunday, July 15, 2007


1/2 c. margarine
2 t. baking powder
1 c. milk
1 t. vanilla flavoring
1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. raisins
1 c. firmly packed light brown sugar
1 c. crushed graham crackers
1 egg
1 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. chopped raw peanuts

1/4 c. softened margarine
3 T. milk
1 t. vanilla flavoring
2 c. sifted confectioners sugar
dash of salt
1/2 c. peanut butter

Cookies: In a mixing bowl, beat margarine until light and fluffy. Beat in brown sugar, then egg and vanilla flavoring. Fold in graham crackers. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Blend into creamed mixture alternately with milk. Stir in raisins and peanuts. Pour batter into a greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Bake in preheated 350 oven for 35-40 minutes or until done. Cool and frost with frosting.
Frosting: in a small saucepan, heat margarine over low heat, stirring occasionally until margarine turns light amber. Beat in sugar, milk, vanilla and salt. Stir in peanut butter. Spread on top of cooled old fashioned peanut bars.




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