Monday, October 1, 2012

Peanut Butter Bars & Amazing Chocolate Frosting:

Chocolate and Peanut Butter just go TOO well together!
I mean, if they didn't taste so good together, it would make it a lot easier not to eat them!!
But they do, so I guess we'll just have to deal with it, right?
It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it.

These are really easy and tasted super yummy!! They are pretty rich, so you'll want to cut them small,
but I hope you give them a try!

1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1 & 1/2 cups peanut butter
2 cups oats (not instant)
2 cups flour
1 tsp. xanthan gum
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt

1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla
3 tblsp. cocoa powder
3 cups powdered sugar

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugars and butter. Add eggs, vanilla and 1 cup of peanut butter; mix well. Add the oats, flour, xanthan gum, soda and salt. Mix well. Spread evenly in a greased jelly-roll pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and set. Remove from the oven and spread the reserved 1/2 cup peanut butter over the whole thing. Refrigerate about 1 hour, or until peanut butter is hardened. Meanwhile, whisked the frosting ingredients together until no lumps appear, adding more milk, one drop at a time until it's a nice spreadable consistency (a hand mixer would work great for this, but I don't have one, so I just used a whisk and a spatula). Spread over the peanut butter layer. You can cut and serve or cover and keep refrigerated until ready to serve!

-This makes a large batch....I was taking them to a potluck dinner, so it worked out fine, but if I was just making them for my family, I would cut the recipe in half.
-The frosting is so easy and good, I'm sure you could use it on other things as well!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very very yummy!