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Peanut Butter Squares

Taken from the Rebar Modern Food Cookbook

 

½ cup unsalted butter, softened                                                                              Icing:

½ cup brown sugar                                                                                          ½ cup peanut butter

½ cup white sugar                                                                                           2 tbsp soft butter

1/3 cup smooth, natural peanut butter                                                  ½ tsp vanilla

1 egg                                                                                                                     1 cup icing sugar

½ tsp vanilla                                                                                                       ¼ cup heavy cream

¾ cup rolled oats

1 cup unbleached flour

½ tsp baking soda

¼ tsp salt

4 oz (120g) milk chocolate, chopped into large chunks

 

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Grease an 8” x 8” pan and set aside.  Cream together the butter, sugars and peanut butter until light and fluffy.  Add the egg and vanilla and mix well.

 

Combine the oats, flour, soda and salt in a separate bowl.  Add this to the butter/peanut butter mix and stir well.  Fold in the chocolate chunks.  Spread into the prepared pan and bake 25 minutes.  Set aside to cool.

 

Prepare the icing by creaming together the peanut butter, butter and vanilla.  Blend in icing sugar.  Stir in cream until you get a nice spreading consistency, using more if necessary.

 

Ice the cooled squares and decorate with additional melted milk chocolate drizzled over top, if you like.  Divide into squares and serve.

 

Submitted by Rose

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