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Thursday, February 21, 2013

DIY Recipe: Peanut Butter Bars

Chef Lou loves to serve these delicious Peanut Butter bars for her box lunches. Her box lunches are a great fit for corporate meetings, trade shows, competitions, and many more events. Call today and have your next function catered by Savory!

Peanut Butter Bars
Lou Crandall, Savory Catering
makes one half-sheet pan (13"X18") or approx 16 bars

1 cup (8 oz) butter
1 cup (7.2 oz) sugar
1 cup (7.3 oz) brown sugar
2 eggs (3.2 oz)
1 cup (8.6 oz) peanut butter
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups (8.5 oz) flour
2 cups (5.9 oz) quick-cooking oats

Cream butter and both sugars together in mixer until fluffy. Then add the eggs, peanut butter, and vanilla. Mix together. Then add the remaining ingredients. Mix only until moistened. Press mixture into a greased half-sheet pan (18"X13") and bake at 350 degrees for approx 15-18 mins. Cook until bars are lightly browned. Be careful not to burn the cookie. Cool a little, then spread on chocolate icing while still warm. Wait until bars are a little cooler, then serve.

Chocolate Icing

1/2 cup (4 oz) butter
1/4 cup (.8 oz) regular cocoa powder
1 egg (1.8 oz)
1/3 cup (3.1 oz) peanut butter
1/3 cup (2.8 oz) milk
1 tsp vanilla
3 2/3 cups (16 oz) powdered sugar

Melt together the butter and cocoa powder. Take off heat and slowly temper in 1 egg. Be careful to add the egg in a bit at a time otherwise you will cook the egg. Put that mixture into the mixer and add the remaining ingredients. Spread over bars while still warm.  

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a great recipe! Totally going to try this!