Thursday, February 3, 2011

YUM-O Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars....

I ♡ to bake and I really enjoy cooking.  This could be the cause of my ever failing diets {not positive on this, but I would say there is a PREEEATTY good chance this is ONE of the reasons}.  Not sure, but I think my metabolism failed to show up at some point in my life.  Ughhhh!!

Okay, back to what I am "blogging" about!  There is a difference between baking and cooking {not everyone knows this....I know you understand, but I must mention it for those people that don't know}.  When I bake I actually use measuring cups.  I prefer the Tupperware measuring cups because they are a set of 6 and include odd sizes like 1/3 and 2/3 cups {just a little FYI}.  I will level off my ingredients to make sure I have the precise amount of my dry ingredients when baking.  I am trying to teach Hayden about this leveling thing, but he still prefers the "flour mountains" and I have to be sneaky to make sure we don't mess up whatever it is we are baking.  While I try to teach him about leveling dry ingredients, he tries {notice I said TRIES} to teach me some patience!  Now, when I cook it is a little of this a little of that, a dash of this and that!!  Oh, and the best part of cooking it that you can taste it while you cook to make sure you have achieved delicious-ness!!!  

Who wants to talk about diets and leveling off dry ingredients when there is much more important things to talk about like:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Here is the recipe:

  • ¾ cups Butter
  • ¾ cups Brown Sugar
  • ¾ cups Granulated Sugar
  • ¾ cups Peanut Butter
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • ¾ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 1-½ cup Flour
  • 1-½ cup Oatmeal

  • ¾ cups Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ cups Evaporated Milk
  • 5 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 cup Milk Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl cream together butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and peanut butter. Add eggs and vanilla. Add soda and salt and mix until well blended.  Add flour slowly until nicely mixed and then add oatmeal.  Mix.

Spray a 15 x 10 jelly roll pan with nonstick cooking spray. Spread mixture in a pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until a nice golden brown.  Let cool awhile before adding the topping.

In a small saucepan, bring sugar, evaporated milk, and butter to a full boil for 45 seconds. Remove from the heat and add the milk chocolate chips and peanut butter.  Whisk until chocolate sauce is smooth. Pour evenly over bars and allow to set before cutting and serving.


The Farmer's Wife

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