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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Peanut Butter Cookie Bars with Nutella Glaze


Maybe you have noticed a trend.  I seem to be hooked on cookie bars.  I can't seem to help myself.  They are so easy and tasty.  I am finding myself wondering what other cookies can be converted to bars. So the trend will probably continue for a few more weeks. Or longer.  

My kids really like peanut butter cookies with Hershey kisses in the center.  There is something almost magical in the way those kisses soften with the heat of the cookie and then remain soft after the cookie cools. I don't particularly like unwrapping all of those kisses, though.  And then I have to keep younger hands from swiping them while the cookies are baking.  Inevitably, a few will be palmed by a passerby and a few cookies will end up being plain peanut butter.  

Peanut Butter Cookie Bars with Nutella Glaze
1 ½ cups flour
½ cup oatmeal
½ tsp salt
½ tsp soda
½ heaping tsp powder
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
½ cup butter
½ cup peanut butter
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
he pan.
Cream the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar and sugar.  Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.  Combine the dry ingredients and add.  Spread into a greased 9X13 pan and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until done (but still slightly soft in the middle).  Allow to cool completely in the pan.
Nutella Glaze
1/3 cup chocolate hazelnut spread (Nutella)
4 or 5 Tbsp powdered sugar
milk, enough to thin to desired consistency
Mix the sugar and Nutella until smooth.  Add the milk, slowly until it becomes more of a glaze than a frosting. 
Pour over the cooled bars, either before or after they are cut.


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36 comments:

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

OMG, these look wonderful! AND with the oatmeal I'm calling them healthy,hehe...
Thank you SO MUCH!!! YUMMY!!!
Hugs to you, Donna

es65 said...

Oh dear... I want want of those right now!

Beth said...

My girls love both peanut butter and nutella. They'd go crazy for this recipe!

Belinda said...

Don't worry about posting too many cookie bars. Especially if there is Nutella involved.

Beth said...

Those sound delicious, and look great too! Nutella is so rich and wonderful. I had some just today, spread on a graham cracker. Mmmmmm...
Hugs, Beth

Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} said...

I may in fact be the last person on the planet who has yet to try Nutella. I've bookmarked this recipe and am anxious to try it!! Thanks for sharing. Have a great night. PS ~ would love for you to link up to Saturday Swap (post will be up in the morning)

Hotmomoftwo86 said...

I love Nutella and any excuse to eat it. Using it as a glaze for peanut butter bars is genius! I'm going to have to try this one! Thanks for sharing!

Red Velvet Confections said...

Those cookies look so good. I tried Nutella for the first time this year and can totally imagine how good it is with the cookies.

bonnie said...

I love cookie bars and we adore nutella. great recipe..love the new blog look..

sweetlife

Jacqueline said...

You baked these exactly how I would want to eat them - very very moist. They look lucious. I love the idea of Nutella on top of them. I don't know why but cookies are very dangerous for me, homemade that is. I can keep eating and eating.

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

These look great! What a tasty treat -- we love nutella! Thanks for sharing with Friday Potluck this week ;)

A Joyful Noise said...

I immediately printed this recipe and will try it soon. I too like the idea of bars as they are so easy to do.

katerina said...

I voted for you. These bars look irresistible, I can understand your 'problem'.

Joanne said...

I'm a cookie bar lover as well. Their texture is just one of my favorite things! Well, you know my love of all things PB and nutella...these sound like a dream!

Carolyn said...

Those look awesome! I don't know why, but I like bars better than cookies, even if they contain the exact same ingredients!

Brenda said...

I'm with Carolyn, I prefer bar cookies too, I don't know why, lol! These look and sound fabulous - I love nutella (and peanu butter)!! Thanks for a great recipe.

Alisa said...

They look wonderful.Adding the nutella is a nice touch.I hope you could add this Foodista widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about peanut butter cookie bar, Thanks!

Mother Rimmy said...

I'm with you. Bars are much quicker than baking batches of cookies. I know the men in my life would love these. Voted for you! Good luck!

Kristal@knit1kids4.wordpress.com said...

I love making bar cookies too... so much less time involved! This one sounds wonderful!

21st Century Housewife© said...

Long may the trend continue! I'm loving your cookie bars! These ones look delicious too, and your timing is perfect as I just bought a great big jar of Nutella at Costco!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Oh fabulous!! I love Nutella and that is a great use for it! And cookie bars are so nice and easy. Thanks for linking up!

briarrose said...

Oh these look delicious. Peanut butter and Nutella....heaven! ;)

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Oh, these look wonderful. You know, I've never tried nutella! I've heard so many good things though!

I just voted for you too! You're doing well!

Donna said...

MAN...and I thought the snickerdoodle bars looked good!!! This is INSANITY on the Amazing scale!! Soooo trying these! Thanks for sharing!

Melodie said...

You had me at Nutella Glaze. Yum!

Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

Peanut butter AND nutella in ONE bar? There have to be rules against this kind of delicious madness. I could easily eat an entire pan of these in one sitting.

Country Gal said...

I love Nutella! I think you could put it on almost anything and I would eat it! Well - maybe not celery!:)Those peanut butter look positively wonderful!

Ann Kroeker said...

Nutella!!

Yum. Love this combination--will try them as soon as I get a chance!

Meg said...

Nutella?!? We LOVE Nutella in this family! Thanks for the recipe!

Lauren said...

I think I have just enough Nutella left in the jar to make these... :)

Monet said...

These are so drool-worthy! I don't know if I've seen a more appetizing cookie bar in months! I adore all things peanut butter, so I hope to make these very very soon! Thank you for sharing, dear. I hope you have a beautiful Sunday!

gingerbreadcake said...

You have no idea how badly I want to devour all of those delicious looking bars you made! But sadly I'm allergic to hazelnuts and can't have nutella, can you believe it?! But they look oh so tasty. YUM! :)

Cheerful said...

really looks yummy, love nutella glaze. yum! you makes me crave for it, so definitely making the same soon! thanks for sharing! happy weekend! :)

Chef Dennis said...

your peanut butter bars look so very very good....I have not used nutella in baking, it sounds like such a wonderful addition to these bars!

vickdn said...

I just discovered Nutella and have bought several jars in the last few weeks. So these will definitely be made... thanks for sharing!

Jerri said...

These look really good! I love your site's new look too! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week!

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