I have been making these peanut butter bars since high school and really haven’t ever seen them around. When I bring these everyone raves about them! They tend to be one of my stand-by desserts if it is a function where I know peanut butter is acceptable.
- 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 2/3 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Directions: in a saucepan melt butter and peanut butter on low heat. Remove from stove. Add the other ingredients and mix. Pour batter into a 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 27 minutes at 350º F (170ºC) until slightly browned around the edges.
Let it cool for 30 minutes or so.
Frosting: melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add powdered sugar (a cup or so?), 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, a dash of milk to make it runny. Spread over peanut butter bars.
Dribble on top: Melt 1/4 cup semisweet with 2 teaspoons of butter. (Be sure to use low head and do not have on the stove for very long!!) Use a spoon to drizzle/drag on top of the frosting layer.
When cool, cut into squares.
I made this into a pdf that you can print out if you’re interested! Enjoy!! ~Liesl