Triple Peanut Butter Streusel Bars

  • Makes: 32 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Yields: 32 bars
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Bake: 28 mins to 30 mins 350°F
  • Cool: At least 15 mins
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Triple Peanut Butter Streusel Bars
Ingredients
1 1/2
cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1 1/2
cups packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1
cup butter
1/2
cup chopped unsalted dry roasted peanuts
1
cup peanut butter-flavored pieces and/or semisweet chocolate pieces
1
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup butter, cut up
1/4
cup peanut butter
1
egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
1 1/4
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
2
teaspoons milk
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over the edges of the pan; set aside.
  2. For crust, in a large bowl stir together oats, the 1 cup flour, the 1-1/2 cups brown sugar, the 1 teaspoon baking powder and the 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. Using a pastry blender, cut in the 1 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Remove 1 cup of crumb mixture for topping. Stir peanuts and peanut butter-flavored pieces into the 1 cup reserved topping mixture; set aside.
  3. Press the remaining crumb mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool crust in pan on a wire rack for at least 15 minutes.
  4. In a medium saucepan heat and stir the 1 cup brown sugar, the 1/4 cup butter, and the peanut butter over medium heat until butter melts and mixture is smooth. Cool slightly. Stir in the egg and vanilla. Stir in the 1-1/4 cups flour, the 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, and the 1/4 teaspoon baking soda. Drop in very small mounds evenly over crust in pan. Sprinkle with the reserved topping mixture.
  5. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool bars in pan on a wire rack. Use foil to lift uncut bars out of pan. Place on a cutting board; cut into bars.
  6. In a small bowl stir together powdered sugar and enough of the milk to make an icing of drizzling consistency. Drizzle icing over bars. Let stand until set. Place bars in box; close box.
From the Test Kitchen
MAKE-AHEAD DIRECTIONS:

Layer bars between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (Triple Peanut Butter Streusel Bars)
    Per serving:
  • 251 kcal cal.,
  • 12 g fat
  • (7 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 3 g monounsatured fat),
  • 26 mg chol.,
  • 134 mg sodium,
  • 33 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 22 g sugar,
  • 4 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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