When I was in high school, I started making these *amazing* peanut butter bars!! This has been one of my favorite desserts for years! Just for fun, I’m going to share this with you all today! 🙂
Peanut Butter Bars
In a metal mixing bowl or sauce pan, melt on low heat
- 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 2/3 cup butter
Remove from heat when it is soft and add
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
Place in a greased 9 x 13 pan and bake at 350° (170°C) for 25 minutes (until slightly brown around the edges).
First, frost with 1 Tablespoon butter, powdered sugar (a cup or so?) and 3/4 tsp vanilla extract, plus a dribble of milk until the frosting can spread easily (It will dry so don’t worry about it being too runny. You don’t want a thick layer of frosting!)
Then, melt 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips and 1 tsp butter on very low heat until it has melted. Quickly spread chocolate onto the peanut butter bars. I usually use the back of the spoon to dab it on.
These are really yummy (though clearly not low calorie!).
Last weekend, our family got together with some friends and did a murder mystery… this was the dessert we brought and it was a big hit!
You can download and print out a copy of this recipe here. It’s a free pdf.
Here are some other recipes I’ve shared over the years:
- Pumpkin Muffins — This is my favorite fall recipe!
- Apple Muffins These muffins are really good too!
- Popovers – Great with Soups! We especially love these with split pea soup. 🙂
That’s about it! Let me know if you try the peanut butter bars! I really love them! ♥
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