The Best Peanut Butter Bars
Nothing hits the spot like The Best Peanut Butter Bars, remember getting them at school lunch and they were fantastic. No one makes them the same, maybe it was the nostalgia.
The last craving before having baby was Peanut Butter Bars, Matt had no idea what I was talking about when I sent him to the store for them. I knew I had to make them before I went to have the baby.
Luckily, we had all the ingredients for them, they are amazing! We had family barbecue at Grandma’s house on Sunday and I thought they’d be the perfect dessert for a barbecue. These were great give them a try.
The Best Peanut Butter Bars
Peanut Butter Bars
- 1 cup salted butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2½ cups peanut butter, divided
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 5 Tablespoons cocoa powder
- 3 cups powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar and brown sugar together. Add vanilla, eggs, and 1 cup of the peanut butter; stir to combine.
Add oats, flour, baking soda and salt and mix until well combined.
Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and spread out dough in an even layer. I used a frosting spatula.
Bake for 20 minutes and remove from oven.
Drop remaining peanut butter by very small Spoonful’s all over on top of warm bars. Let set for about 5-6 minutes and gently spread when peanut butter has begun to melt. It will spread easily when the peanut butter has softened on the warm bars.
Then let the bars cool until peanut butter has set up. While cooling, mix together frosting ingredients with a hand mixer until smooth and spread on top of bars.
Cut into bars and serve.
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2 thoughts on “The Best Peanut Butter Bars”
Those sound delicious! I love a good peanut butter bar and we have tried making them a few different ways through the years. Pinned.
one of my favorites!