Sunday, August 23, 2009

Glazed Peanut Butter Bars

This afternoon, David and I went to a family reunion. Of course, my contribution was a dessert. Yesterday I found this recipe for Glazed Peanut Butter Bars in an old issue of Taste of Home Magazine. I wanted a recipe that would make a nice-sized amount of servings, and this fit the bill. It filled a half-sheet pan, which made lots of tasty little bars! I had almost all of the ingredients on hand, which was a bonus!
The bars were nice and chewy, which I enjoyed. The recipe didn't call for the mini-chocolate chips, but I thought adding them would be the right thing to do!
Glazed Peanut Butter Bars
Adapted from a recipe in Taste of Home Magazine, courtesy of Janis Luedtke
For the Bars:
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp. water
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 quick-cooking oats
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
For the Glaze:
1 1/4 cups milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

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

Spread into a greased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 18-22 minutes, or until lightly browned.
For glaze, in a microwave safe bowl, melt chips and peanut butter; pour over warm bars and spread evenly. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting. Yield: 4 dozen

1 comment:

  1. Incredible treat!! Lucky guests at the reunion to enjoy those bars :)


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