Monday, February 14, 2011

Peanut Butter Heart Bars

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  To celebrate, I made these fabulous peanut butter bars.  Actually, I made them yesterday and I just remembered I forgot to put them in my daughter and hubby's lunches.  Oops!  Hopefully I don't eat them before they get home from.


These are one of my favorite bar cookies to make ever.  It's a good idea to make these to share with lots of people, so you don't eat the whole pan by yourself.  

Have a great day and don't forget to post your menus for the week
(because I LOVE THEM)!

Peanut Butter Bars

1/2 c. butter (I use 6 T. butter, 2 T. applesauce)
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. flour (plus a little more if needed)
1 c. oats

Press in bottom of a 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 for 12 - 15 minutes. Frost with chocolate frosting.  Chill in fridge.

Chocolate Frosting:
1 c. + powdered sugar
2 1/2 T. cocoa
1 1/2 T. butter
2 T. milk
1/4 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt

Cream butter.  Add cocoa.  Add powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and salt.  Whip until smooth. (Mine was a little lumpy, so I used my immersion blender to smooth it out.)
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2 comments:

  1. How do I know if it needs more flour?

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  2. Hi Liz! You need to be able to press the dough down into the 9x13 pan, so if it's too sticky, then it doesn't press very well and sticks to your hands/spatula. So, just add enough flour so it's not super sticky.

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