Peanut Butter Bars

Photo by Shawnda S.
Adapted from tasteofhome.com

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

3

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

3

servings

Adapted from tasteofhome.com

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4

    cups Jif® Creamy Reduced Fat Peanut Butter Spread, divided

  • 1/3

    cup butter, softened

  • 1

    cup packed brown sugar

  • 3/4

    cup sugar

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1/2

    cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 2

    cups quick-cooking oats

  • 1

    teaspoon baking soda

  • FROSTING:

  • 4-1/2

    cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1/3

    cup fat-free milk

  • 1/4

    cup baking cocoa

  • 1/4

    cup butter, softened

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

Directions

1. In a large bowl, cream 1 cup peanut butter, the butter, brown sugar and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in applesauce and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well (batter will be thick). 2. Spread into a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes; spread with remaining peanut butter. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for 30 minutes. 3. In a large bowl, beat frosting ingredients until light and fluffy. Spread over the peanut butter layer. Cut into bars. Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling

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