Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Those peanut butter bars.....

....were awesome! Five stars, all the way.

One thing I liked was how easy they were to cut. You could definitely take these to someone's house and they'd look great (unlike the way I cut brownies.) I would recommend freezing them though before stacking or transporting, since the glaze is pretty soft at room temperature.

I would love to make these again. They have oatmeal in them, so if I'm having a bad day I can fool myself into thinking that they're healthy. Score!



3/4 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup creamy peanut butter

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons water

1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt


1-1/4 cups milk chocolate chips

1/2 cup butterscotch chips

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter


In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter, sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, water and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.

Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° for 18-22 minutes or until lightly browned.

For glaze, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt chips and peanut butter; stir until smooth. Pour over warm bars; spread evenly. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting. Yield: 4 dozen. (**My note: made 24 nice squares. To make 48 they'd be quite tiny.)

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 153 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 114 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Glazed Peanut Butter Bars published in Taste of Home August/September 2007, p31


  1. gonna make them right now. THANKS!

  2. Look at the presentation of all these yummy foods. They are beautiful!