Monday, August 30, 2010

Butterscotch Peanut Butter Bars

This is a recipe my mom made a lot... it is out of some cook book that she has but I just have it written in my recipe book so I'm not sure which one!!

I tried to make these with my friend Holly when I was younger and because butterscotch is in the title, I thought there were butterscotch chips in them... I put a whole bag in with the peanut butter mixture. They actually weren't too bad, but there was a layer of butterscotch on the bottom that was kinda hard and weird... OOPS!! :) haha I had many food mishaps when I was younger and thought I could cook. Now that I am older and think I can cook I still have a few, but luckily not as many! :)

Butterscotch Peanut Butter Bars

1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 1/4 cups sifted flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Melt the butter in a 2 qt sauce pan. Add the brown sugar and peanut butter, mix well. Bring the mixture just to boiling over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, let cool to lukewarm. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. While cooling, sift the flour with the baking powder and salt in a separate bowl, set aside. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking pan. With a wooden spoon beat the eggs and vanilla into the cooled peanut butter mixture. Stir in the flour mixture. Spread evenly in the prepared pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes (the top is going to kind of bubble up and look flaky) let it cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars and eat while still slightly warm.

A yummy treat that is a little different than what we usually have!

1 comment:

  1. Oh these to sound delish Reagan, and I love your cute new background!!!!