Perfected Peanut Butter Bars

I love peanut butter, and chocolate. It's a perfect marriage. My favorite candy bar? Reeses- frozen, melted, room temp. LOVE Baskin- Robbins Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream. It's better than Haagen Daz. Big, thick ribbons of peanut butter. So lately, I have been on the quest for the perfect peanut butter bar. Thick, moist, a good layer of chocolate on top, one that you can really taste. And a thick layer of frosting, peanut flavor, but not too heavy on the pb. After many test batches, and gaining a pound or two (for the sake of science)...here it is. My version of the perfect pb bar.

Peanut Butter Bars
A Bountiful Kitchen
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3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups flour
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups oats
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips


2-3 cups powdered sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup milk (approx)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Cream together butter and sugars until smooth. Add eggs, beat until light and fluffy. Mix in peanut butter and vanilla until all wet ingredients are mixed well. Combine all dry ingredients in separate bowl. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Spread into ungreased 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, and cover with chocolate chips. Place pan back in oven for 2-3 minutes. Remove from oven, and spread melted chocolate chips with knife. Frost when cooled.

Frosting- Cream powdered sugar, butter, peanut butter and milk.


  1. That's my fav. ice cream too! The chocolate ice cream with swirls of P.B. I can't wait to try this recipe. It looks so good. I'll let you know how it turns out. Thanks!!

  2. I was one of the recipients of the test batches, and it was gooooood! Ilove pb and chocolate too. I love anything and chocolate, but this was especially great! I ate 1/2 the plate she brought over to my house- I was trying to help my husband diet.
    Thanks for cooking SI...love ya

  3. How did I not know you love peanut butter as much as I do? I would never get anything besides chocolate and peanut butter ice cream at baskin robbins. This looks suspiciouly a lot like my recipe, but I am going to have to try it and see if I like them better. I am sure they will be better!

  4. That is Melanie, not Bryan. I don't know how to do this comment stuff.


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