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Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Stacey Engebretsen

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c. butter (2 cubes)
1 c. white sugar
1 1/4 c. brown sugar
3 eggs
1 t. vanilla
1 c. plus peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
2 c. flour
2 c. rolled oats
2 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1-2 c. peanut butter for spreading
Chocolate Frosting
c. butter, softened
t. salt
1 t. vanilla
t. almond flavoring (optional)
4 T. cocoa
4 to 5 c. powdered sugar
c. milk, cream, canned milk, or buttermilk

Directions:
Directions:
Cream butter, sugars, add eggs one at a time while beating and add the peanut butter and beat until smooth, add other ingredients and mix well. Press into a 13'x 18 1/2'x 1' pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 min. Cool slightly and spread with peanut butter, then cool completely and spread chocolate frosting on top of that. Cut into bars and serve.

These cookies are also best when slightly underdone. If overcooked, they will be very dry.

Frosting:

Mix everything together in a mixing bowl until creamy and spread on cooled cake or peanut butter cookies. If the spreading consistency is not smooth enough, add more milk or powdered sugar until it is the right consistency. Makes enough to frost 9x13cake.

 

 

 

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