Easy, quick, and festive chocolate Peanut Butter Bars for Valentine’s Day in under 30 minutes!
BEST PEANUT BUTTER BARS
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?
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!
HOW TO MAKE PEANUT BUTTER BARS
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
Making this peanut butter fingers recipe is so easy! Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, combine the wet ingredients. Add the dry ingredients one at a time.
Grease a large cookie sheet and spread the peanut butter cookie batter the cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Once the bars are cooled just slightly, spread a thin layer of peanut butter on the crust. Carefully spread a layer of chocolate frosting on top of the peanut butter.
At this point, you can let the cookie bars cool completely or pop them in the fridge to speed up the process.
TO MAKE PEANUT BUTTER BARS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY:
If you want a festive Valentine’s Day cookie, use a heart cookie cutter to cut peanut butter fingers.
Sprinkle your favorite red, white and pink sprinkles on top. Store in an airtight container until you are ready to serve.
And then don’t forget to add red, white, and pink sprinkles!
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.
OTHER EASY DESSERT RECIPES:
PEANUT BUTTER BARS RECIPES
Enjoy this recipe for peanut butter bars! I know you’ll love it!Print
An easy recipe to feed a crowd, these peanut butter bars are delicious. Make them festive by cutting into heart shapes and adding sprinkles.
- ½ cup margarine or butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup oats
For chocolate frosting:
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ cup milk
- ¾ lb. powdered sugar
- ¼ cup cocoa
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Cream butter and sugars together until creamy.
- Add in egg and vanilla. Then add in peanut butter.
- Mix in dry ingredients.
- Spread on large greased cookie sheet (baker’s half sheet).
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.
- When mostly cooled, spread a thin layer of peanut butter on top. Then add a layer of chocolate frosting.
- Sprinkle sprinkles on top and then use a cookie cutter to cut out the hearts.
*If you want thicker bars, bake this same recipe in a 9×13 pan.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Desserts
Keywords: peanut butter bars, peanut butter fingers