Thursday, June 11, 2015

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

    Cream together:
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • Add:
  • 2 egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Bake: 325 for 15min once done quickly melt the chocolate layer on
  • Chocolate Layer:
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (milk or semi-sweet)
  • Frosting:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup sotten butter
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • if to thick ad 3-4 T milk
  1. Preheat the your oven to 325 degrees. Use large cookie sheet
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and both sugars until smooth. Beat in the egg, peanut butter, and vanilla. 
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. Stir into the peanut butter mixture. Next, mix in the rolled oats, dough will be stiff. 
  5. Spread dough evenly into the prepared pan and bake approximately 20 to 25 minutes or until the edges are firm but not burnt.
  6. Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle the chocolate chips in a single layer over the top. Let stand for 5 minutes, then spread to cover. Allow to cool. 
  7. In a small bowl, beat together the powdered sugar, cream cheese, and peanut butter until smooth. Add milk in one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. Spread over the bars when the chocolate has hardened. (I refrigerated my bars for 10 minutes to harden chocolate layer quicker.)
  8. Store in refrigerator.

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