Friday, January 15, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Category: Cookies|Bar Cookies
Source: Carol

3/4 c butter
1 c brown sugar
1 egg
2 t vanilla
1/2 t salt
2 c flour
1 (12 oz) pkg semi sweet chocolate chips
3 T butter
1/4 c strong coffee
1/4 c peanut butter
1 c powdered sugar

Heat oven to 350ยบ. Lightly grease a 15 by 10 pan.
Cream 3/4 cup butter for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar; beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally.
Beat in egg, vanilla, and salt until combined. Beat in as much flour as you can with mixer.
Stir in any remaining flour.
Spread dough in pan. Bake for 20-22 minutes until edges are golden brown. Cool completely.
Frosting: Combine chocolate and 3 T butter in pan. Stir over low heat until melted and smooth.
Remove from heat.
Put the choc. mixture in medium bowl. Whisk in coffee & peanut butter until combined.
Whisk in powdered sugar until smooth.
Spread on cookie base. Let stand until frosting is set.
Cut into bars.

Nutritional facts (daily value): Calories 5819kcal; Protein 64g (128%); Total Fat 313g (482%)(Sat. 178g (888%)); Chol. 669mg (223%); Carb. 751g (250%); Fiber 30g (122%); Sugars 521g; Calcium 440mg (44%); Iron 29mg (158%)

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