peanut butter perfection

These were one of my favorite treats growing up.  Now I get to share them with the cj and lulu.  Sometimes we even leave some to share with the spouse.

peanut butter bars

3/4 cup butter

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 brown sugar

1/2 cup peanut butter

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/4 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/4 cup oatmeal

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream butter and sugar.  Add peanut butter and mix well. Add eggs and vanilla.  In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and baking soda.  Slowly add flour mixture to butter mixture.  Stir in oatmeal.  Spread  on to bottom of a 9 x 13 pan.  Bake for 35-40 minutes.

Place on rack (in pan) to cool.  Frost while still a bit warm.

peanut butter frosting

1/2 stick butter (at room temperature)

3 cups powdered sugar

scant 1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/3 cup peanut butter

Cream butter with electric mixer.  Slowly add one half of powdered sugar.  Add milk and vanilla.  Add remaining powdered sugar.  Mix until it reaches a spreading consistency.  Adding more milk or powdered sugar as needed in small amounts as needed.  Mix in peanut butter.