Valentine’s Day Peanut Butter Bars

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Easy, quick, and festive Peanut Butter Bars for Valentine’s Day in under 30 minutes!

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NEED A SIMPLE VALENTINE’S DAY TREAT? 

Sprinkles make everything festive, right? That’s why today I’m going to show you how to turn ordinary Peanut Butter Bars (you may call them peanut butter fingers) into the most festive little treats for Valentine’s Day.

That is, if they can last that long. We made a giant pan of these goodies and they were gone the same day.

Oops. Our secret, okay?

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When you’ve got to feed a crowd, bar recipes are the way to go! 

My go-to bar recipe is this Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar recipe (one of THE most popular recipes on this site!), but the recipe for these Peanut Butter bars is right up there!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Peanut Butter Bar recipe (below!)
  • Large cookie sheet- a baker’s half sheet. (I always use this one!)
  • Valentine’s Day sprinkles
  • Heart cookie cutter

DIRECTIONS:

Follow the simple recipe below to make a peanut butter batter.

Spread into a cookie sheet. And then bake for 10 minutes. Once the bars are cooled just slightly, you will spread peanut butter and then a chocolate frosting on top. 

Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut the peanut butter fingers. 

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And then don’t forget to add red, white, and pink sprinkles! 

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HOW MANY DOES THIS PEANUT BUTTER BARS RECIPE MAKE? 

This recipe will make a baker’s half sheet (13×18″ pan.) You will lose a little by cutting into hearts. Just keep the cuts close together to maximize the amount you get! 

If you want thicker bars, you can definitely make a 9×13 pan. However, you won’t get as many, especially if you cut the  bars into hearts. 

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OTHER VALENTINE’S DAY RECIPES:


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Festive Peanut Butter Bars


  • Author: Mel
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes

Description

An easy recipe to feed a crowd, these peanut butter bars are delicious. Make them festive by cutting into heart shapes and adding sprinkles.


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup oats

For chocolate frosting:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 lb. powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Instructions

  1. Cream butter and sugars together until creamy.
  2. Add in egg and vanilla. Then add in peanut butter.
  3. Mix in dry ingredients.
  4. Spread on large greased cookie sheet (baker’s half sheet).
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.
  6. When mostly cooled, spread a thin layer of peanut butter on top. Then add a layer of chocolate frosting.
  7. Sprinkle sprinkles on top and then use a cookie cutter to cut out the hearts.

Notes

*If you want thicker bars, bake this same recipe in a 9×13 pan.

  • Category: Desserts

Keywords: peanut butter bars, peanut butter fingers

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