Tuesday, January 27, 2009

PostHeaderIcon Just Desserts: Peanut Butter Bars

Save a little money and serve these instead of the pre-packaged variety.


  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cup oatmeal

Preheat over to 350 F.

Cream together shortening, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs; beat well. Mix in flour, baking powder and salt, stirring only until blended. Stir in the oatmeal.

Spread evenly in greased 13x9 baking pan.

Bake for about 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into bars.

Makes about 36.



Nutrition Data

  • Calories =93.5
  • Total Fat = 4.2 g / Saturated Fat = 1.0
  • Cholesterol = 13.6 mg
  • Sodium = 86.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate = 12.4 g / Fiber = 0.6 g
  • Protein = 2.0 g

2 comments:

TxZane1969 said...

Now where did you come up with a peanut bar idea?

Mike said...

It's a variation on an old recipe from my grandmother's cookbook.

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