Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Peanut butter chocolate bars

I love a good bar, especially when it encompasses peanut butter and chocolate. I have tried many pb chocolate bar recipes and none have lived up to this one for me! I also had all sorts of incredible feed back from neighbors, they all want the recipe (good thing I didn't bring them the homemade apple fritters that took me 3+ hours and ended up not to my standards FRUSTRATING! I had such high hopes.)

Aside from the incredible flavors and textures this is an almost fail proof bar (just don't over bake the crust.) It cuts so well, perfect to cut into little squares and triangles. I hate it when bars stick and won't come out of the pan cleanly, what's the point of a bar?

Ingredients

For the Crust/Bar

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp salt
2 tsp soda
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 cups quick oats
1 (12 oz package chocolate chips, I prefer semi sweet as this is the only chocolate going into the bar but use milk chocolate if you prefer)

Frosting
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups powder sugar
Milk or cream for thinning frosting

Cream butter and white and brown sugars. Blend in eggs, peanut butter, salt, soda and vanilla. Stir in flour and oats. Grease or spray a cookie sheet with sides and spread batter evenly. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees. If a toothpick inserted comes out clean pull it out at 20 minutes DO NOT OVER BAKE.


Remove from the oven and quickly pour bag of chocolate chips on hot crust.


Wait 2 minutes and spread into an even layer. Let cool.


Beat peanut butter and vanilla. Then add 2 cups powder sugar 1/2 cup at a time. Thin with milk/cream 1 tbs at a time until consistency is thin enough to spread. My rule of thumb for desired consistency is thinner then the consistency of peanut butter but should hold it's form and not run. Spread on top of chocolate layer when cooled completely.


See the perfect bar!
Enjoy KCL

2 comments:

Megan @ Confessions of a Bake-aholic said...

these are my kind of dessert!

lisa g. said...

Ive tried many PB chocolate oat bar recipes only to throw them out. These look soo yummy. No chocolate glaze is different but melting chips then spreading on the PB glaze...yes. And thank U!