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Triple Peanut Butter Streusel Bars

Makes: 32 servings
Serving size: 1 bar Yield: 32 bars
Prep 30 mins Bake 350°F 28 mins to 30 mins Cool At least 15 mins
Triple Peanut Butter Streusel Bars
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2  cups  quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1  cup  all-purpose flour
  • 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  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2  cup  powdered sugar
  • 2 - 3  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 KitchenMAKE-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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 32,
  • cal. (kcal) 251,
  • Fat, total (g) 12,
  • chol. (mg) 26,
  • sat. fat (g) 7,
  • carb. (g) 33,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 3,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 22,
  • pro. (g) 4,
  • sodium (mg) 134,
  • Potassium (mg) 122,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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