Dessert Recipes

Peanut Bars

Peanut BarsWith peanut butter in both the batter and frosting, plus chopped nuts sprinkled on top,…

Peanut Bars

Peanut Bars


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.

baking pans.

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.

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Meanwhile, for frosting, in a large bowl, beat peanut butter and butter until blended.

Beat in confectionersÂ’ 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.

Cool completely.

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