Why This Blog?
Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.
I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.
These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.
I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!
Friday, August 12, 2011
Makes ~18 bars
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened (or use salted butter and omit the 1/4 tsp salt)
1/3 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
1-1/4 cups packed light-brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts, chopped
1 11-12 oz bag white-chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350-F. Grease and flour (or use PAM baking spray) a 13x9x2" baking pan.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, beat butter and peanut butter for 1 minute, until blended. Add brown sugar; beat for 2 minutes, until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Add eggs; beat until smooth, about 1 minutes.
Stir in the flour mixture and 3/4 cup of the nuts. Spread the batter evenly into the pan. Bake for 20-25 min. or until lightly golden. Keep an eye on them because they will be dry if you over-bake them. Remove from oven. Immediately sprinkle the white-chocolate chips over the top. Let stand 5 minutes or so until the chips are soft enough to spread. Spread over the top; sprinkle on remaining 1/4 cup chopped nuts. Cool in pan. Cut into bars.