Sunday, July 21, 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

 My daughter Andrea entered these chocolate peanut butter oatmeal bars in the King Arthur Flour sweet or savory bar contest, in the youth group, at this years local fair. She won a blue ribbon and a $50 gift card. They were drizzled with the peanut butter frosting and topped with a mini peanut butter cup. She was the only youth to enter this contest. 
We found this recipe here...
This will certainly build her confidence, and encourage her to continue developing her baking skills.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
1 cup all-purpose King Arthur flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup chocolate chips
Peanut Butter Frosting
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter
1-3 tablespoons milk

~ Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
~ Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking pan, set aside.
~ Cream together the margarine, sugars, egg and peanut butter until well blended.
~ Add the baking soda, salt and vanilla extract.
~ Stir in flour and quick-oats.
~ Bake for 17 - 20 minutes, do not overbake.
~ When you take the bars out of the oven, immediately sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the bars. Allow to set for 5-10 minutes.
~ After the chocolate chips are melted, spread the chocolate evenly over the bars.
~ Refrigerate until the chocolate is set.
~ Remove the bars from the refrigerate and spread with the peanut butter frosting. The bars shown where drizzled with peanut butter frosting. Thinned to the desired consistency. 

~ Recipe Source: Practical Moments ~

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