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Peanut Butter Cake Bars

Ingredients
2/3 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.

Spread into a greased 13×9-in. baking pan. Bake 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.

Recipe found here: Peanut Butter Cake Bars

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Double Peanut Butter Cake

Ingredients
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk

FROSTING:
1/3 cup chunky peanut butter
3 tablespoons butter, softened
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup milk
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions
In a bowl, cream peanut butter, butter and sugar. Add eggs; mix well. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add alternately with milk to creamed mixture. Mix well. Pour into a greased 9 in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. For frosting, cream peanut butter and butter. Add sugar, milk and vanilla; mix until smooth. Frost cake. Yield: 9 servings.

Recipe found here: Double Peanut Butter Cake

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Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients
1 cup peanut butter
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups biscuit/baking mix
3/4 to 1 pound milk chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon shortening

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter, milk, egg and vanilla; bea
t until smooth. Gradually stir in biscuit mix and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Shape into 1-in. balls and place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten each ball with the bottom of a glass. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.

In a microwave, melt candy coating and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip each cookie halfway into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets; let stand until set. Yield: about 5 dozen.

Editor’s Note: Milk chocolate confectionery coating is found in the baking section of most grocery stores. It is sometimes labeled “candy coating” and is often sold in bulk packages of 1 to 1-1/2 pounds.

Recipe found here: Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

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Quick Peanut Butter Cookies

Quick Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups Master Cookie Mix (below)

Directions
In a bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with a glass dipped in sugar if desired. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until set and edges are lightly browned. Cool for 1-2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.

Editor’s Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.

Master Cookie Mix

Ingredients
4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1-1/2 cups shortening

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugars, salt and baking soda. Cut in shortening until crumbly. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.

Master Cookie Mix may be used to prepare the following recipes (also found in Recipe Finder): Peanut Butter Cookies, Cinnamon Raisin Cookies and Banana Cookies. Yield: about 10 cups.

Recipe found here: Quick Peanut Butter Cookies

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Peanut Butter Snowballs

Peanut Butter Snowballs

Ingredients
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 pound white candy coating, coarsely chopped

Directions
In a bowl, combine the sugar, peanut butter and butter. Shape into 1-in. balls and place on waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Chill for 30 minutes or until firm.

Meanwhile, melt the candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl. Dip balls and place on waxed paper to harden. Yield: 2 dozen.

Editor’s Note: Dark, white or milk chocolate confectionery coating is found in the baking section of most grocery stores. It is sometime labeled “almond bark” or “candy coating” and is often sold in bulk packages (1 to 1-1/2 pounds). It is the product used for dipping chocolate. A substitute for 6 ounces chocolate coating would be 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet, dark or white chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon shortening melted together.

Recipe found here:Peanut Butter Snowballs

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Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Ingredients
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/3 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1-1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening
Confectioners’ sugar icing, optional

Directions
In a large bowl, beat peanut butter, butter and vanilla until blended. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar and cracker crumbs. Shape mixture into 16 eggs; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm.

In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip eggs in chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off.
Return eggs to baking sheets. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

If desired, decorate eggs with icing. Let stand until set. Store in airtight containers in refrigerator. Yield: 16 eggs.

Confectioners’ sugar icing: In a bowl, mix 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, 4 teaspoons corn syrup, 1 teaspoon almond extract and 1-2 tablespoons milk until smooth. Tint with paste food coloring if desired. Yield: 2/3 cup. To decorate eggs with bunny ears: Cut decorative paper into bunny ears. Tape each ear to a toothpick; insert into top of eggs. Remove ears before eating.

Recipe found here: Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

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peanut butter snowballs

Peanut Butter Snowballs

Ingredients
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 pound white candy coating, coarsely chopped

Directions

In a bowl, combine the sugar, peanut butter and butter. Shape into 1-in. balls and place on waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Chill for 30 minutes or until firm.

Meanwhile, melt the candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl. Dip balls and place on waxed paper to harden. Yield: 2 dozen.

Recipe found here: Peanut Butter Snowballs

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