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Peanut Butter Bars

Peanut Butter Bars are a peanut butter lovers dream. Peanut butter cake like bars enhanced with a decadent peanut butter frosting. That perfect peanut butter sweetness in every bite.

Peanut Butter Bars

Peanut Butter Bars

When I think of sweets, it is very seldom that I think of peanut butter. Now I do love that famous combination of peanut butter and chocolate in the world famous treat. When it comes to my girls, they looooove peanut butter and look for any kind of sweet and treat with it that they can find. So when I thought of developing a recipe for them, naturally, it had to have peanut butter.

Are Peanut Butter Bars cake ?

It is very simple, while made like a cake, the texture is much tighter. Soft and delicious, chewy but not sticky. So like any good cake wannabe, we call them bars. The peanut butter icing sits up firm and causes no problems when cutting these into glorious squares of goodness.

How to make Peanut Butter Bars

~Ingredients ~

  • 1/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

~ Frosting Ingredients ~

  • 3/4 cup Butter
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

~ Method ~

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a small saucepan, bring peanut butter, water and butter to a soft boil. Just until combined. Remove from the heat. Cool 5 minutes. In a large bowl mix dry ingredients, flour, sugars and salt with a whisk to sift. Slowly add in peanut butter mixture and stir to mix.
  2. Add eggs, buttermilk and vanilla. Mix well. Pour into a lightly greased glass 9 x 13 casserole dish. Bake for 20-30 minutes until set. Will not rise very much. Cool
  3. For the icing. In a saucepan, mix all ingredients EXCEPT powdered sugar and vanilla. Bring to a soft boil and then remove from heat. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix well. Pour over cooled cake and allow to set. If need be can refrigerate to speed up this process.

A new dessert Favorite

Take it from a non believer. When I made this, I really didn’t think it would be knock down, drag out, delicious. Boy was I ever wrong! When you want that something sweet that is not too sweet, this is your new go-to recipe. Soft and buttery with that peanut butter crispy icing. Oh my, you will love it almost as much as everyone else!

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Peanut Butter Bars

Peanut Butter Bars

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Peanut Butter Bars are a peanut butter lovers dream. Peanut butter cake like bars enhanced with a decadent peanut butter frosting. That perfect peanut butter sweetness in every bite.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 up Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 35 degree Fahrenheit. In a small saucepan, bring peanut butter, water and butter to a soft boil. Just until combined. Remove from the heat. Cool 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl mix dry ingredients, flour, sugars and salt with a whisk to sift. Slowly add in peanut butter mixture and stir to mix.
    Add eggs, buttermilk and vanilla. Mix well. Pour into a lightly greased glass 9 x 13 casserole dish. Bake for 20-30 minutes until set. Will not rise very much. Cool
  3. For the icing. In a saucepan, mix all ingredients EXCEPT powdered sugar and vanilla. Bring to a soft boil and then remove from heat. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix well.
  4. Pour over cooled cake and allow to set. If need be can refrigerate to speed up this process.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 294Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 52mgSodium 277mgCarbohydrates 50gFiber 0gSugar 32gProtein 4g

**Nutritional Values are estimates only

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Callie Quinn
    August 3, 2020 at 10:43 am

    oh my goodness. I kid you not I JUST made homemade peanut butter last night – roasted the peanuts and all! Definitely need to try making this. It looks so delicious! Do you think it would be weird with crunchy peanut butter? lol if it needs to be creamy I’ll throw it back in the food processor to get rid of the crunch!
    Can’t wait to try these!

    • Reply
      Brooke Burks
      August 3, 2020 at 11:04 am

      I think you could give it a try, it might make it better!!! Yum, you will have to share the homemade peanut butter recipe with me!

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