My mom and dad, aren't they cute!
Me and my little sister, this was taken over Christmas.
It's not my whole family, I still have three younger brothers, a sister-in-law and a nephew, that I would love to see, but I'm so excited to spend time with my sister and parents.
So, the reason I'm telling you this is because I probably won't be around for at least a week. I considered maybe still trying to sneak a blog in here and there, but I just think I'd kick myself if I didn't soak up every moment I could with my family. And hopefully while I'm away, my mom and I will be cooking up some yummy stuff to share when I get back.
So, I thought I'd leave with this little treasure. I LOVE baked goods with peanut butter, it's such a great flavor, and these were no exception. What really tips these bars over the top is the peanut butter drizzle, which adds the perfect amount of sweetness and flavor, and makes these bars taste amazing.
Peanut Butter Bars
Found in Taste of Home Baking Book
1/2 cup butter softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons milk
1. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugars and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda, and salt; stir into creamed mixture. Spread into a greased 13x9 inch baking pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
2. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Combine icing ingredients; drizzle over top. Cool completely, cut into bars.
Have a great week and I'll see you soon!!