Saturday, January 4, 2014

Glazed Peanut Butter Bars... celebrating New Year's!

*Note: Originally published 1-4-14, recipe & picture updated 9-4-16

On New Year's Eve, we went to a party at a friend's house. Being me, I couldn't arrive empty-handed. What to bring, what to bring.... Had to be something that wasn't temperature sensitive, and was easy to snack on. Cheddar Bay Biscuits are always a plus (recipe coming soon!), and since I've been craving them for ages I decided to make Glazed Peanut Butter Bars. (And, if you missed the announcement... there's a reason I am having cravings!)

These bars are always a hit, whenever I take them somewhere! They are rich & sweet, with a lot of peanut butter! You can change up the glaze, too. The original called for butterscotch chips and milk chocolate chips, if I remember correctly. However, since I don't like butterscotch.... I always use peanut butter chips. Thought about trying this with Nutella instead of the peanut butter in the glaze, too. I am just afraid of it not turning out well, and wasting Nutella. ;)

Also, a note on the glaze: I will sometimes make extra (3/4 cup peanut butter & peanut butter chips, and 2 cups chocolate chips) to make it extra thick. Lots of fun.... not very good for you.

As always, comments are love!

Glazed Peanut Butter Bars


  • 3/4 cup butter-flavored crisco
  • 1 1/4 cup peanut butter, divided
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Lightly grease a 9”x13” baking pan; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the crisco, ¾ cup peanut butter, sugars, & water. Beat in eggs & vanilla. Combine the flour, oatmeal, soda, & salt. Gradually add to the creamed mixture. Spread into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.
  4. For glaze, melt chips & ½ cup peanut butter. Pour over warm bars and spread evenly. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting.

Approx 3 dozen.

Nutrition Facts *I calculate nutrition facts for reference only, this is not done scientifically
207 cal/bar (batch of 36 bars) -- 248 for extra glaze
155 (48 bars) - 186 for extra glaze

Source (for original): Mama (not sure where she got this...)

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