Peanut Butter Bars

Peanut Butter Bars

Peanut Butter Bars is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 16
Use your favorite type of peanut butter, either creamy or chunky, to make these yummy bars.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter,
      at room temperature
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Confectioners’ sugar for dusting

Directions:

Before you start
Be sure an adult is nearby to help. Position an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan with butter, then line it with parchment paper, letting it hang over 2 sides.

Start the batter
In a bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt and stir with a whisk until well blended. Set aside.

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together the butter, brown sugar and peanut butter on medium speed until creamy, about 3 minutes. Turn off the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.

Finish the batter
Add the egg and vanilla and beat well. Turn off the mixer and add the flour-oat mixture. Beat on low speed just until blended.

Bake and cool
Using the rubber spatula, scrape the batter into the pan and spread it evenly. Place the baking pan in the oven and bake until the top of the cookie is golden and looks firm, 25 to 30 minutes.

Ask an adult to help you remove the baking pan from the oven and set it on a wire cooling rack. Let cool completely. Lift the cookie from the pan, dust it with confectioners' sugar and cut it into 1-by-4-inch bars. Makes 16 bars.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Sweet Treats, by Carolyn Beth Weil (Simon & Schuster, 2006).
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Husband's Favorite As a vegan couple, we are constantly trying to find delicious recipes that we can convert. This recipe was very easy, made evident by the instructions written for children, but the taste was fantastic. They remind me of a Butterfinger. To make them vegan, we swap the egg for a "flax egg".
Date published: 2012-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So yummy!!! This is one of my go to dessert recipes. My family loves these bars. They are very easy to make and and at all too sweet!!!
Date published: 2012-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for the kids to make My 8 year old and 6 year old girls made this almost entirely on their own and the result was great. I like the oats as it gives the squares a nice texture.
Date published: 2012-05-07
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