Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Butterscotch Peanut Butter Bars

I got this recipe from food network's Trisha Yearwood. Butterscotch Peanut Butter Bars
Jud and I were watching the show and decided that we really wanted some. I didn't have any butterscotch chips, but I had chocolate chips. She said on the show that they would work fine and since I had everything else it was a done deal.

Printable Version
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup quick-cooking oatmeal (I had old fashioned oatmeal so I just put it in the food processor and pulsed it a few times)
6 ounces butterscotch chips (I used chocolate chips)
Ingredients for glaze:
1 cup confectioners' sugar
4 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup peanut butter
Directions for cake:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9" X 13" baking dish. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and 1/2 cup peanut butter. Add the egg and vanilla. Sift the flour with the baking soda and salt. Mix the oatmeal into the flour and stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix well. Spread the batter in the baking dish using your hands to make it even. It is a little messy. Sprinkle the butterscotch or chocolate chips over the batter and bake for 20-25 minutes, until browned around the edges.
Directions for Glaze:
Whisk together the confectioners' sugar, milk, and 1/4 cup peanut butter. Spread the glaze evenly over the warm bars. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.

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