Monday, February 6, 2012

Peanut Butter Cookie Bars with Chocolate Frosting {Recipe}


I am SO excited about these peanut butter cookie bars.  I've been on the hunt for the perfect recipe for these yummy brownie/cookie things just like my Lunch lady and Mom used to make.  I bet I've tried 3 or 4 different recipes this year but they just didn't taste how I remembered.

This week I cleaned out my pantry and found an old recipe paper from my Mom's that had Peanut butter bars.  Perfection!
Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Cream Together

Stir in:
1 1/2 to 2 cups flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
2 cups quick oatmeal (I used regular and they tasted great)

Press into large cookie sheet and Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown.

Spread 1 cup peanut butter over cookies while they are still warm.

Cool completely (this was the hardest part)

Frosting:
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
Melted together

Stir in 1 pkg powdered sugar and 1/2 cup cocoa.

Spread frosting on bars.

Enjoy!

So excited to show you my clean pantry.  If my kids can resist trashing it long enough that I can take pictures!