Reese's Peanut Butter Bars

Monday, June 4, 2012

The first time my mom made these for us, I was hooked. I mean, what's not to love about peanut butter? I really hadn't thought about making some until I had volunteered to bring desserts to a luncheon and wanted to do something "easy." Instead of using standard peanut butter, I opted for the Reese's brand. It perfectly compliments the peanut butter cups that are sprinkled on top. These bars only take a couple of minutes to whip up and are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Enjoy!

Reese's Peanut Butter Bars
Ingredients
2 c. all-purpose flour
1½ c. quick rolled oats
1 c. sugar
1 c. light brown sugar
⅔ c. Reese's peanut butter
1 c. butter
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt

Topping:
½ c. Reese's peanut butter
2 c. confectioner's sugar
6 tbsp. whole milk
1½ c. chopped Reese's peanut butter cups

DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter or Pam a full size cookie sheet (that has sides).
2. In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together oats, flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together peanut butter, butter and sugars for 30 seconds. Turn speed to low and add one egg at a time. Add vanilla and mix until combined.
4. Remove bowl from stand mixer. Fold in dry ingredients. Do not overmix. Pour into prepared pan and pat down until even.
5. Place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the top begins to brown.
6. Meanwhile, prepare topping buy beating powdered sugar, peanut butter and milk in a small bowl. Chop peanut butter cups up.
7. Remove bars from oven and place pan on a wire rack. Immediately spread topping over warm bars (it will become melty and shiny). Sprinkle with chopped peanut butter cups. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.
Stephen + Natalie | Makes approximately 16 large bars

14 Comments:

  1. THESE LOOKED AND SOUNDED SO DELIGHTFUL, I HAD TO SAVE YOU TO MY FAVORITES AND FOLLOW YOU AS WELL SO I WON'T EVER MISS ANOTHER ONE OF YOU RECIPES!!

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  2. Apparently I am back. When I went through To Do Tuesday I automatically select the chocolate related recipes... and you loaded 2! :) Guess will have t come back more!

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  3. Gina, thanks for stopping by both times! Come back soon :)

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  4. amazing! can't wait to get into the kitchen!

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  5. Wow these look like a peanut butter lover's dream. I can't wait to give them a try. Usually, all of my peanut butter confections require equal amounts of chocolate, but these look simply delicious without it!

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  6. These look amazing.....thanks for linking up @CountryMommaCooks : )

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  7. These are beyond amazing. I want the whole pan, no joke. :)

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  8. These are incredible!!! I love the Reeses peanut butter...so creamy and good!!! I would eat the whole pan of these bars too:-)

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  10. Yummy this looks so good I will need to try them soon.

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  11. This looks so delicious! And you did such a nice job on your photo too.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  12. This is looks so good, I was wondering if you would link it in my Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Here is the link:

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    I would love to have anything that you would like to link.
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    Debi Bolocofsky
    www.adornedfromabove.com
    Adorned From Above

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