Friday, October 02, 2009

Frosted Peanut Butter Bars

If you are a fan of peanut butter, then you will definitely want to make these. The bottom is a dense brownie/bar, and the top is a light and fluffy peanut butter concoction. These are so easy to make, and they are truly delicious!

Frosted Peanut Butter Bars

1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
1.5 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1.5 cups all-purpose flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup milk

2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup shortening
4 cups confectioners sugar
1/3 to 1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tsp shortening

In a large bowl, cream the shortening, peanut butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.

Transfer to a greased 15x10x1 inch baking pan. Bake at 350ยบ for 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

For frosting, in a small bowl, cream the peanut butter, shortening and confectioners sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Frost bars.

In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over frosting. Store in the refrigerator.

Recipe courtesy of Taste of Home Fall Baking Cookbook

1 comment:

Mom said...

Oh my goodness, those look delicious. Love it when you post your baking goodies. Love you & Miss you