Peanut BarsWith peanut butter in both the batter and frosting, plus chopped nuts sprinkled on top,…
1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 1 cup creamy peanut butter 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup water 1/2 cup 2% milk FROSTING: 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter 1/4 cup butter, softened 3-3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar 5 to 6 tablespoons 2% milk 1 cup chopped unsalted peanuts
Preheat oven to 350°.
Grease two 13×9-in.
In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar and peanut butter until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Beat in vanilla.
In another bowl, whisk flour and baking powder; add to creamed mixture alternately with water and milk, beating well after each addition.
Transfer to prepared baking pans.
Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Meanwhile, for frosting, in a large bowl, beat peanut butter and butter until blended.
Beat in confectioners sugar alternately with enough milk to reach spreading consistency.
Remove cakes from oven; place on wire racks.
Spread frosting over warm cakes; sprinkle with peanuts.