Sunday, January 16, 2011

Peanut Butter Brownies

I have a good friend who makes the most sinful desserts. She brought one of my favorite treats to my baby shower yesterday and I so regret not being the one to put my "to go" plate together. I have no shame - I would have put all of the peanut butter brownies that were left on MY plate. MINE. (Mom put a big ol' thumb print in the last peanut butter brownie, so I cut a small section of it out and put it on one of Bridget's tea party plates. Doesn't it look HUGE? It's not. I popped it into my mouth a few seconds after taking this photo.)

1 1/2 c. butter, softened

1 1/2 c. white sugar

1 1/2 c. brown sugar

3 eggs

1 1/2 c. peanut butter (you can add up to 2 1/2 cups if you like)

1 1/2 tsp. baking soda

3/4 tsp. salt

1 T. vanilla

Mix all of the above ingredients in a mixer. Then add:

3 c. flour

3 c. quick oats

Mix all together with hands and then put in a large, greased cookie sheet. Spread evenly with your hands. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 - 15 minutes or until outside edges start turning brown. Top with chocolate chips while the bars are still warm. Let them melt a little, then spread evenly.

3 c. powdered sugar

3/4 c. peanut butter

1 tsp. vanilla


Mix together, adding enough milk to make frosting consistency. Pour over the cooled chocolate chip layer of the brownies.

1 comment:

melissa said...

How many chocolate chips do you need? (By that I mean the measurement, not the exact number of chips. :))