27 March 2010

Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Frosted Bars

inspired from America’s Test Kitchen.com
Paula A. Tomey-Allen

Makes about 4 dozen bars

2 1/2 C Flour
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
1/2 lb. (2 sticks) Butter, softened
1 C. Brown Sugar, packed
1 C. Granulated Sugar
1 C. Crunchy Peanut Butter
2 Large Eggs
2 tsp. Watkins Vanilla Extract or Watkins Vanilla Nut Extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or oil 2 large oblong cake pans or 1 large cookie sheet.
Whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in medium bowl; set aside.

Either by hand or with electric mixer, beat butter until creamy. Add sugars; beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes with electric mixer, stopping to scrape down bowl as necessary. Beat in peanut butter until fully incorporated, then eggs, one at a time, then vanilla. Gently stir dry ingredients into peanut butter mixture.

Spread dough into cake pan evenly.

Bake, until bars are puffed and slightly brown along edges but not on top, 20 to 25 minutes.

Remove from oven. Let set for 5 minutes.

Glaze with chocolate frosting:

Chocolate Glaze Frosting
6 T. Powdered Sugar
3 T. Cocoa
3 T. Milk
1 T. Crunchy peanut butter
1 tsp. Vanilla


  1. thank you for letting me bake in your Kitchen.

  2. You are very welcome! Thanks for baking!