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Two Peas and Their Pod: Chocolate Glazed Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars

Monday, October 06, 2008

Chocolate Glazed Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars



Yesterday we went up to the Dewey/Pennington cabin just east of Kamas, Utah. We had a great time relaxing with the family! It is always a treat to visit the cabin.

Lincoln, Josh, and I went on a hike, Lincoln style...that means a drive:) We did get out to take some pictures and we took a few steps..ha!




The fall colors were so vibrant! I am glad we hit the Aspens at their peak!





Cow Crossing! Watch out!


I wasn't excited to see the snow on top of the mountain.
I am not ready for winter!



I made Prudy's Chocolate Glazed Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars and everyone loved them. Well, Josh wasn't allowed to have a taste because of the peanut butter, but don't worry he didn't starve. There was plenty of good food up there. The bars were great, how can you go wrong with a peanut butter and chocolate combo? Thanks Prudy!


Chocolate Glazed Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars

Adapted from Prudence Pennywise

1/2 cup butter

1/3 cup peanut butter, plus more for spreading on top

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs

1/4 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup flour

2 cups oatmeal-old fashioned or quick cooking

Chocolate Frosting:

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons milk

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, combine butter and peanut butter. Add sugars and mix well. Stir in vanilla, eggs, and milk. Stir in salt and soda, then add flour and oatmeal. Press mixture into greased 9 by 13 and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until puffed and browned. Spread hot bars with peanut butter-about ½ cup. Let sit for a few minutes while you make the frosting. In a small saucepan, combine butter and milk and heat on low heat until butter is melted. Stir in cocoa powder and powdered sugar. Pour over warm peanut butter and spread gently. Cut into bars and serve.

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42 Comments:

Blogger Jodi said...

Your recipes look yummy! Being from Colorado I've seen a few Cow Crossing signs (Free Range/Open Range) but I still have NEVER seen any cows on the road!

12:54 PM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

I love those pictures Maria. It shouts Fall to me, and I am still waiting down here in FL. I want to go to a cabin so bad. A mountainy version of a B&B.

Those PB Bars look awesome!!!!

1:35 PM  
Blogger Allie said...

I love the changing of the leaves! Wish we had seasons down here. Looks like a great time.

1:50 PM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

Those hills look gorgeous! Knowing me, I probably would have wanted to spend my time cooing at the cows. How cool you made Prudy's bars! I want to make those apple things she posted Friday....

1:53 PM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

My boys would love these!

2:02 PM  
Blogger Amy Beatty said...

What a beautiful, fun, fall trip. Your photos are just amazing, even the one with snow on top. But I feel the same way you do - so not ready to freeze and die. And I have got to try that recipe, looks like every thing we LOVE, sorry Josh.

2:09 PM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Such a wonderful place! You are so lucky ;-P... Nice bars too!

Cheers,

Rosa

2:16 PM  
Blogger Candy said...

Oh how beautiful! It's still pretty green here. We go straight to brown in late November. I miss the seasons.

2:35 PM  
Blogger Kathy Seed said...

First of all, let me say how very much i love how your new couch looks in your basement. I love it! The fall photos at the Dewey's cabin were wonderful. And as always, your yummy looking food. Can't wait to try these recipes! Thanks for sharing all of natures beauty along with Maria's great recipes.

3:33 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

Love the scenery out there Maria. Hiking outdoors is so much fun, the hardest part is making sure you don't stay out too late. Then again, if I had peanutbutter bars back home, I'd make sure I'm home on time :)

3:44 PM  
Blogger emily litt said...

It's like being at home in IL or WI:) with all those cows! Can't wait to see you soon!!

3:51 PM  
Blogger Cooking and the City said...

lovely scenery, I love the changing seasons, its spring here now & so pretty! your peanut butter bars look great :-)

5:35 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Stunning photos and yummy bars!

5:45 PM  
Blogger Ulla said...

that is so beautiful! i love the yellow foliage!:)

5:48 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Great photos; looks like you guys had a good break. Aren't Prudy's recipes great? I've bookmarked so many, but haven't felt like doing much around the kitchen these days. Yours looks very very tempting.

6:42 PM  
Blogger nicole said...

Oh yum!
Those pictures of the mountians are so pretty.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

Beautiful Pics!! Of course if the recipe came from Prudy, you know it is going to be great! Looks like a fun weekend!

6:59 PM  
Blogger Lisa magicsprinkles said...

Fabulous photos! I think you should blow a few of them up and frame them.

7:29 PM  
Blogger Veronica said...

The bars look yummy, but your pictures look fabulous! I especially love the one with the cows.

7:31 PM  
Blogger Cookie baker Lynn said...

The bars look delicious. Beautiful fall pictures. Nothing beats the fall foliage in the canyons!

8:58 PM  
Blogger Bridgett said...

Gorgeous photos! I am loving all the color changes this time of year and I love seeing the variations from all over the country.

9:18 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Beautiful photos - I love this time of year.

The bars look delicious. My kids have been asking for a peanut butter dessert - I just found it.

10:35 PM  
Blogger Maryann said...

Gorgeous photos! :)

2:24 AM  
Blogger Grace said...

mooooo. i almost hit a cow once--the perils of living near a farm. :)
great-looking bars--they're like a soft and cakey peanut butter cup, which would be awesome.

5:05 AM  
Blogger Katherine Aucoin said...

Your bars look yummy. The fall colors are starting show up here too. I can't wait until they get to their height and so I can snap a few pictures.

5:12 AM  
Blogger Prudy said...

Your scenery is just gorgeous! I'm so glad you liked the bars-and ironically I'm posting your pretzels tomorrow. Perfect swapping!

5:19 AM  
Blogger Veron said...

Maria, the fall colors are amazing. And the cow crossing is adorable. I am also glad Josh did not starve :)... those peanut bars sound so yummy!

5:27 AM  
Blogger Chocolate Shavings said...

Those look delicious!

5:41 AM  
Blogger ttfn300 said...

Love the colors!!! i'm not ready for snow yet either :) Great looking bars!!

5:53 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

What gorgeous pictures... I love the fall! Those peanut butter and chocolate bars sound great!

6:09 AM  
Blogger April said...

You live in such a beautiful place! The bars look great too!

6:49 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

those bars look so awesome! You should make food for magazines! Your food always photographs so nicely!

7:15 AM  
Blogger Rosie said...

Stunning fall photos and a wonderful chocolate glazed oatmeal peanut butter bars - YUM!

Rosie x

9:59 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Beautiful pics Maria! Your bars look so yummy ;o)

Btw how tall are you? you look tall!!

Maria
x

10:20 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

We are enjoying the perfect fall weather in Utah. I am loving all of the colors! Thanks for all of the comments. It was fun watching the cows cross:) And Prudy's bars are delicious! Give them a try!

Maria-I am not that tall...just an average 5'6. I guess I fooled you in the photo:)

3:15 PM  
Blogger ~Priscilla~ said...

those trees are sooo pretty maria! i can't wait for the trees to turn over here. you do look taller than 5'6 in that pic!:)

4:02 PM  
Blogger CECIL said...

Oooh..cow crossing!! I lived on countryside for two years and your photo just brings back such fun memories!!

7:48 PM  
Blogger Stacy said...

I love these pics. The fall is such a great time. Oh, and you guys always have such great food on your blog! How in the world do you do it????

8:30 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Nice photos! I like that one of the mountain.

8:44 PM  
Blogger Life on Pelican Street said...

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3:18 PM  
Blogger Life on Pelican Street said...

Lincoln style hike! I love it!!

3:19 PM  
Blogger Stacey Snacks said...

Now, there is something we don't see too often here in NJ, close to NYC!!!! cow crossing!

2:47 PM  

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