Monday, January 11, 2010

**Peanut Butter Bars for a Crowd**

How many times have you had to take treats to school for your kids? Or maybe even a pot luck meal? Well here is your recipe. This recipe is good for 2 FULL cookies sheets of peanut butter bars... and the fudge frosting is to die for!

There is quite a bit of time in preparing these because you have to bake each sheet separately and then the fudge frosting is cooked also. But I will guarantee you it'll be so so so worth it when you are able to take a bite!

For the bars:

Cream together:
2 1/4 c butter
2 1/4 c sugar
2 1/4 c brown sugar
5 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 c peanut butter

4 1/2 c flour
3/4 tsp salt
4 1/2 c oatmeal
2 1/4 tsp baking soda

FYI: I mixed this in my 5 qt kitchenaid and it was doing it's best to overflow, so just as a warning... you will need a large bowl to mix this.

Divide the dough between the 2 lightly greased cookie sheets and spread evenly. Bake at 325 degrees approximately 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Bake only one pan at a time. Take out of oven and cook on wire rack.

For Frosting:
In a large saucepan, add:
3 c brown sugar
1/2 c cocoa
1/2 c butter
1 can evaporated milk

Mix this well and bring to a boil stirring constantly. Boil for 2 minutes.

Stir in:
2 Tablespoons vanilla
2 lbs powdered sugar

Whisk until smooth with a wire whisk. Pour equally over 2 pans and quickly spread and cool. This sets up quickly so the faster you get it spread, the better it will look....


Happy Cooking!



  1. Mmmm...nothing better than peanut butter bars. Think i'll try this one for the next famiy party. Thanks again!

  2. these look delicious! thanks for following me (AMarriedFish) on twitter!


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