Frosted Peanut Butter Bars


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Grandma used to make these for my brothers and sister and I when we were younger. Very good recipe.

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  • 1/2 C. crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/3 C. butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 C. sugar
  • 3/4 C. packed light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 C. unsifted all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 confectioners' sugar

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In a large bowl, stir together crunchy peanut butter and butter until creamy. Gradually beat in sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir into peanut butter mixture. Spread batter into a greased 13x9-inch pan. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 30 minutes. Cool in pan.For frosting, beat together creamy peanut butter and vanilla. Beat in 2 tablespoons milk and 1 cup sugar until smooth. Gradually beat in remaining sugar and milk until smooth and of a spreading consistency. Use to frost cooled peanut butter bars. Cut into 24 equal pieces. 

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