Peanut Butter Bites

Peanut Butter Bites
Yield: 36 bites Prep 10 mins Bake 350°F 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts, plus more for garnish
Frosting
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 13 x 9 x 2-inch-square baking pan with foil. Generously coat with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In medium-size bowl, beat together peanut butter and butter. Beat in sugar until well blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Add peanuts (mixture will be stiff). Press batter evenly into prepared pan.

3. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes or until bar pulls away from sides of pan. Let cool completely in pan on wire rack.

Frosting:

4. Meanwhile, in medium-size bowl, beat together peanut butter, butter and confectioners sugar until smooth and fluffy. Spread over on top of cooled bar. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts, if desired. Cut into 36 rectangles.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 152, Fat, total (g): 9, chol. (mg): 19, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 16, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 4, sodium (mg): 81, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.