Monday, June 13, 2011

Peanut Butter Bar Treats


I used the Fat Witch Bakery peanut butter bars that Plain Chicken posted a while back as a base for these treats.  Sweet, salty, and chocolatey....it's all in here.  I've been fond of the peanut butter, pretzel, chocolate mix lately.  These treats zip together very quickly and easily.  Not the most attractive looking dessert, but darn yummy.

I was really tickled with the Fat Witch bar recipe.  They were dense, chewy and quite delicious.  A surprisingly low amount of butter. 


Peanut Butter Bar Treats

Peanut Butter Bars:
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp melted butter
1 1/4 cups unbleached flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
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Beat the eggs and both sugars until smooth. Add the peanut butter, melted butter, and vanilla and mix until well combined.  Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Fold in the chocolate chips. Spread the dough into a greased 8x8.  Bake at 350 for 18 to 20 or until done.

Middle and top layer:
2 cups natural creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2 cups salted pretzels, crushed
1/2 cup skim milk
1 cup milk chocolate chips

Melt peanut butter and butter together in the microwave, stirring often until smooth.  Stir in milk to thin the mixture.  Fold in powdered sugar and pretzels.  Spread mixture across the top of the peanut butter bars.

Melt milk chocolate chips in the microwave until melted smooth.  Spread across the top of the peanut butter layer.  Chill to set the chocolate before slicing into bars.

40 comments:

  1. They certainly do look attractive and too tempting at that! I must try these, they are brilliant!

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  2. Ohhhhh...yummo! These look amazing... Peanut Butter & Pretzels---wow!

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  3. mmm yum!!!! i loev chocolate mixed with salty foods...it works!! try chocolate and salted popcorn.

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  4. Oh wow do these look good. I love the combination of peanut butter and pretzels. :)

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  5. Interesting variation on this recipe we always called homemade reeses cups back in my family.

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  6. These look tasty! Perfect for a picnic lunch in the sun...Theresa

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  7. You said peanut butter and I came running! And I am glad I did, wow, those are gorgeous!

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  8. How did you know I've been having a craving for chocolate and peanut butter. Low in butter too sounds like a good thing. Hope you had a great weekend.
    -Gina-

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  9. Haha you totally are on the peanut butter, pretzel, chocolate craving lately. I love these bars, they look dense yet melt in your mouth good.

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  10. Yummy as always..this recipe and picture is mouthwatering..wonderful any time desert..I love love it!!

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  11. Oh yum! I love these already! Great idea to add in the pretzels for crunch and salt!

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  12. Oh, yeah...I think I could eat all 4 of those in one sitting! Truly delicious!

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  13. Mmm, I love anything with peanut butter! These look magical, I must have one.

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  14. What a wicked thing. Should adults really eat this?

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  15. You make them look very attractive! I love the way they look and sound! Yummy... Thanks for sharing :)

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  16. Wow those look so good. Wait, they need two more things. A glass of milk and my lips. HEHEHE

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  17. YUM - love the Fat WItch peanut butter bars. Your version looks fantastic!!

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  18. I don't think I would be able to share these with anyone! I would be forced to hide in the corner and devour the whole pan!! Looks sooooo good.

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  19. Ummm... I am tickled with the name "Fat Witch Bakery." Brilliant.

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  20. Looks delicious and moist! :)

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  21. Peanut butter with peanut butter.. I bet it smelled so good.. and tasted even better :)

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  22. Looks amazing. I love anything chocolate and peanut butter. If only my "must try this recipe" list weren't growing faster than I can cook or bake!!

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  23. Peanut butter bars are my favorite! I could seriously eat an entire pan, they're my kryptonite! Muct make some!

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  24. Way to feed my peanut butter and chocolate obsession even more :)

    Sues

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  25. Mmmmm, these look like winners! Great combo of flavors. Thanks and happy to be a follower!

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  26. Peanut butter seems to be the ingredient of choice for many bloggers this week, including myself! Great minds think alike ;)! These bars sound scrumptious!!!

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  27. Chocolate and peanut butter is a dangerous combo!

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  28. OMG - these look so tasty. I just wish I could grab it right off the screen. A must make!

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  29. Love the combination of flavours

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  30. I just have to see peanut butter as one of the ingredient and I am sold!

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  31. Peanut butter HEAVEN. Looks amazing!

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  32. This looks absolutely delicious with peanut butter and chocolate, yumm.

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  33. These bars look yummy! I am sure my kids will love them.

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  34. Peanut butter bars are yummy anytime! Your version is great. Looking forward to sharing more recipes with you. Do visit my blog too!

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  35. And you don't think they're atttractive because..........? If they were any cuter they'd blush.

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  36. chocolate and peanut butter treats are always welcomed.
    your bars look very tempting. wish I had a tiny bite :)
    thanks for sharing

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  37. Oooh how fabulous these bars look!!! Absolutely delectable! Happy Weekend!

    xx,
    Tammy

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