I am so excited that today’s recipe was so easy to put together because I needed a little extra help around the house today. We have a teething toddler who refuses to sleep today and I have less and less energy to get things done. This recipe says it takes 7 minutes to put together and it is true…not bad when you have a craving for some thing sweet and not a lot of energy. I also had everything I needed for this recipe on hand, so that was nice!
The recipe is for Peanut Butter Bars. I adapted the recipe from a Southern Living cookbook. I also doubled it so that we would have lots of these on hand because everybody likes peanut butter around here (including D, who doesn’t like most desserts). Here’s the scoop on today’s freezer addition:
Peanut Butter Bars
- 1/2 c. quick-cooking oats
- 1/3 c. self-rising flour
- 1/2 c. butter, melted
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 jar (12 oz.) peanut butter (your preference of chunky or smooth)
- Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 13 x 9 inch pan.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, stir until just blended. Spread mixture in prepared pan.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Let cool in pan completely before cutting into bars.
To Freeze: Once you have cut them into bars, place bars on a baking sheet and flash freeze. Transfer to a freezer-safe container.
To Use from Frozen: Thaw desired quantity of bars at room temperature. Serve with milk (they really need it!).
Freezer Tip of the Day: Consider making a list of what is in your freezer and posting it somewhere on the outside of the freezer. This will help you to remember what is in there without standing with the door open to try to figure it out. To go over the top, you could designate different zones inside the freezer and place like foods in those zones (i.e. breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinners, etc.).