Friday, August 06, 2010

Quick Peanut Butter Bars

It is my Dad's Birthday today - I've mentioned that he loves Peanut Butter. He also loves Pie - last night I did a Pie Party at the Brookfield Public Library and served:  Vanilla Moon Pies, Apple Pie Jelly Bellys, Apple Pie, Lemon Tarts and mini Coconut Pies. He was thrilled - he and my Mom came, along with my sister and niece. I also had a full crowd there - and they were so much fun. A few like mincemeat (just like Molly MacRae) and teased me when I kept mentioning how I don't like it (along with prunes!). I had a great time.

So for Dad's theme - here is Quick Peanut Butter Bars from Seasoned With Love, a Wood Dale Community Church cookbook. (I have a ton of church cookbooks - and rarely blog from them - that could fill an entire separate blog!)

2 c. oatmeal
1 c. peanut butter
1 c. dry milk (??)
2 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 c. margarine
1 c. sugar
1/4 c. milk
2 T butter
1 pkg. chocolate chips
Mix together oatmeal, peanut butter, dry milk, powdered sugar and margarine.  Press into bottom of a jellyroll pan.  Do not bake! Cook 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup milk, and 2 tablespoons butter to a full rolling boil.  Add 1 package chocolate chips and blend quickly until melted.  Spread over peanut butter mixture.  Cool. Cut into bars.

Yum.
Who doesn't like chocolate and peanut butter?

4 comments:

Sarsaparilla said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad. He's lucky to have a wonderful daughter like you who cooks all of his favorite things!

I can't remember if I mentioned this before but I collect vintage cookbooks too. I've got tons. I'm absolutely fascinated with paging through them, but my fascination doesn't carry over into the kitchen. I never (or rarely) cook/bake any of the recipes, which is pretty crazy.

So I'm going to keep coming back to your blog and hope that eventually I get inspired to start cooking again! Thanks for your wonderful blog. :-)

Luna said...

Oh dear.. This made my ticker run wild! First, what a nice thing to do for your father - it sounded so delicious! Second. I already own about 30 cookbooks from the 80 and 90ths.. I haven't even thought about all the historical treasures! Haha. A new world is opening before me.. Thanks for sharing!

Luna said...

I took the liberty to link you in my blog post, hope that was ok!

Zubaidatariq said...

Hi.....

nice post...what a nice thing to do for your father! it sounded so delicious!Thanks for sharing!Thanks for your wonderful blog. :-)


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