Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Peanut butter bars

These peanut butter bars are a huge YUMM. I did overdose on them and regretted eating too many of them later on but thinking back it was totally worth it! The recipe from cooking on the side called for a 13x9 inch tin. I used a 9x9 inch tin just because I don't have a 13x9 inch tin and I prefer a thicker base. The slices look deceivingly tall but they're less than an inch high.
The bars turned out really rich, dense and fudgy. Very peanut buttery! Definitely recommend this recipe but only if you have backup when it comes to eating them. Will definitely make a different variation of this! Probably with a banana and jam filling. I cut down a fair bit on the sugar. I used a cup of sugar for the base and 1/2 a cup of sugar for the filling.

Peanut Butter Bars

makes one 9 inch cake


1/2 cup soft butter
1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


2 eggs
2 tablespoons peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1. Preheat oven to 185 C.
2. Mix butter, peanut butter and sugar. Stir in vanilla. Add flour and mix well. Reserve a cup of this mixture for the top.
3. Firmly press remaining mixture into bottom of greased baking pan.
4. Beat eggs, peanut butter and sugar together. Spread over unbaked crust. Sprinkle with reserved crust mixture. Bake for 20 minutes or until set and top is golden. Cool in pan and cut into bars.

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