Thursday, June 24, 2010

Peanut Butter Bars and a Giveaway


Peanut Butter Bars With Chocolate Fudge Frosting
from Brooke at Cheeky Kitchen

Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Bars
1 c. peanut butter
1 egg
1/2 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. Coach's Oats
3/4 c. whole wheat flour
1/4 c. white flour
1/2 tsp. soda

In a large bowl, cream together peanut butter, egg, butter and brown sugar until light an whippy. Add remaining ingredients, then press into a small cookies sheet. Bake in an oven preheated to 375 degrees for exactly nine minutes. Don't overcook it! It might look a little soft and gooey, but it will set as it cools. Allow to cool before frosting & cutting into bars.

Whippy Cocoa Fudge Frosting
2 sticks butter, softened
4 c. powdered sugar
1/4 c. milk
1 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips just until barely melted. Using and electric beater/mixer, beat in the butter, then slowly add the powdered sugar and just enough milk to make the frosting a nice, spreadable consistency. Frost cooled bars. Allow frosting to set up for about 30 minutes before cutting. ENJOY!

Remember when I had Melissa on from Krema and Crazy Richard's Natural Peanut Butter?  Well, when they sent me some of their peanut butter, I got right to work in my kitchen.  This is the Crazy Richard's brand.

This is the Krema brand.  

All N.A.T.U.R.A.L baby!

The ingredients.  I love how there are oats, natural peanut butter and whole wheat flour in these.  That makes them totally healthy, right?

Mix all of the wet ingredients together.  

Next, add the dry ingredients.

Press into a small cookie sheet.  I used my sheet that is half the size of my regular cookie sheets.  Otherwise known as a quarter sheet pan.

Do not overbake.  These are supposed to be moist.  I cooked mine until I could just barely see it browning on the top.

The whippy cocoa fudge frosting ingredients.  

Oh, la, la!

These are easy and fast to put together for an impromptu summer party or picnic outside.

The folks at Krema and Crazy Richard's Natural Peanut Butter would like to do a giveaway for my readers.
Here is the deal:

Go to their blog.  In your comment on my blog, state what your favorite "Sammy of the Week" from their blog would be and why.  There are many to choose from, so good luck.  They want three can I argue with that?  Each winner will have two jars of natural peanut butter sent to them.  One creamy and one crunchy.  

The giveaway ends Monday night at 11:59 pm.  


Loren said...

Wow! These look so good I am going to break two rules, no baking in the summer (except in the solar oven) and less chocolate.-kps

rookie cookie said...

This is precisely what I have been looking for. I tried to put together a peanut butter bar recipe and it failed. I just couldn't achieve the perfect peanut butter part.

I am going to make these sometime and instead of the chocolate frosting, I want to do chocolate ganache. It would make all my peanut butter and chocolate dreams come true.

erica e said...

mmm... i think i must try the grilled pb and banana split sandwich! i was sold when i realized there weren't only mini chocolate chips but also strawberries! oh yum!

SeelyFamily said...

Favorite Sammy of the Week: Sticky and Sweet!!! My favorite part of Saturday is breakfast...french toast with peanut butter and syrup. It would be a dream to brighten up lunch with Krema natural peanut butter, bananas, and honey on toasted wheat bread. Yummy!!!!

Teri said...

Well, of course, the "Sticky and Sweet". What could be better?

Thanks for the giveaway.

Alana Lowry said...

definitely the sticky & sweet cant beat peanut butter and bananas YUMMO

Aunt Debbie said...

Anything with bacon tastes good to me, so I would definitely try the Elvis.

Whitney said...

The Peanut Butter Cup Bliss - because I LOVE Nutella!

Boyce Family said...

Peanut Butter Cup Bliss....Because I LOVE Peanut Butter cups, my favorite all time treat! I'm excited for the giveaway, I wanna try that peanut butter, sounds delish!

Anita Kehn said...

It was sooooooooo hard to choose but I think I will go with the White Chocolate Wonder for a starter. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.

Kassie said...

definitely the Grilled PB and Banana Split! Who doesn't love PB with honey and fruit! I am going to try this this weekend!

Lisa said...

Definitely the grilled PB and banana split sandwich. I love that combo.

Damaris said...

Peanut Butter Cup Bliss=yumm.

this also looks yumm

Ally said...

i'd have to say grilled pb and banana split sounds super good!

Joani10 said...

So many new ways to eat peanut butter. I liked the grilled PB and banana split. We are going to have to try that one for sure!
Thanks for the yummy recipe Candice!

Adele said...

The Almond Butter Dream Sammy. Almonds are my absolute favorite nut... This sounds delish!!

Henna said...

i never knew we could make peanut butter bars at home too. i always thought it needed lots and lots of macinery and big works, the recipe that you have given seems easy, i will be trying it out and having the yummy delight

erica e said...

hey, i just wanted to comment again and let you know that we got our peanut butter and it is SOOO GOOD! i love the CRUNCHY kind. yum. Thanks again!