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Triple Peanut Butter Streusel Bars

Triple Peanut Butter Streusel Bars

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  • Yield: 32 bars
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Bake 28 mins to 30 mins
  • Cool At least 15 mins

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  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup peanut butter-flavored pieces and/or semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cut up
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 -3 teaspoons milk


  1. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over edges of pan; set aside.
  2. For crust: In a large bowl, combine oats, the 1 cup flour, the 1-1/2 cups brown sugar, the 1 teaspoon baking powder and the 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. Using a pastry blender, cut in the 1 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Remove 1 cup of crumb mixture to reserve for topping. Stir peanuts and peanut butter-flavored pieces into the 1 cup reserved topping mixture; set aside.
  3. Press remaining crumb mixture onto the bottom of prepared baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 10 minutes. Cool at least 15 minutes in pan on a wire rack.
  4. In a medium saucepan, heat the 1 cup brown sugar, the 1/4 cup butter and peanut butter over medium heat until butter melts and mixture is smooth, stirring constantly. Cool slightly. Stir in egg and vanilla. Stir in the 1-1/4 cups flour, the 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and the 1/4 teaspoon baking soda. Drop in very small mounds evenly over the crust in pan. Sprinkle with reserved topping mixture.
  5. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack before lifting from pan using edges of foil and cutting into bars.
  6. For icing: In a small bowl, stir together powdered sugar and enough of the milk to make an icing of drizzling consistency. Drizzle icing over bars. Makes 32 bars.

Nutrition Facts

(Triple Peanut Butter Streusel Bars)

Monounsaturated fat (g) 3, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, chol. (mg) 26, sat. fat (g) 7, fiber (g) 1, sugar (g) 22, sodium (mg) 134, Potassium (mg) 122, carb. (g) 33, Fat, total (g) 12, cal. (kcal) 251, pro. (g) 4

Comments (1)

jaq7142862 wrote:
TOO SWEET! (And I didn't even frost them). The sugar drowns out the peanut flavor. The layers don't add enough texture/flavor contrast to be worth the effort. You'd be better served adding the peanuts and chips to a standard peanut butter cookie or blondie recipe. Make sure you cut all the way through the bottom crust, and cut them small. I got 48, and smaller would have been better.

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