Saturday, May 15, 2010

Chewy Peanut Bars

Mom will be away today at a timber frame workshop for Uncle Steve. His barn raising isn't until mid-September but he has a lot of work to do between now and then to make his raising happen so there will be lots of timberframers at Uncle Stevie's house this weekend helping him to prepare!
Mom wanted to bring a dessert to share and naturally, we are more than happy to help her out!
We made Chewy Peanut Bars!

First you preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
In a large saucepan, over low heat melt 1/4 cup of margarine or butter.

Mitch LOVES butter and I think he's NUTS! Does anybody else thinks it's that tasty?Remove the saucepan from the heat and add 1 cup of peanut butter, one 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Mom emptied the peanut butter jar and Mitch got to lick it clean! It's not on my list of acceptable kidney diet foods! BUMMER!Stir in 2 cups of quick-cooking oats (don't cook them- use them just as they come out of the box), 1/2 cup of coarsely chopped peanuts and 1/2 cup of raisins.

I can't have peanuts either. This stinks!Spread this mixture evenly into greased 13" X 9" baking pan. The dough is STICKY just like my glutinous rice is!Now comes the fun part - the licking of the spoon!
We need to be great helpers so mom always asks us to help her out in the kitchen!You bake the Chewy Peanut Bars for 15 minutes, or until they're golden brown.
Cool thoroughly and cut into bars.
Store loosely covered at room temperature.

These won't be stored away - they'll be traveling to Killingworth, which is about 35 minutes from home.
We don't get to go to this workshop. Mom says there will be just too much activity and she needs to work and not babysit for us! What does that mean?!
Our paws are crossed that we get to go to the barn raising, which is more fun anyway!

So until next time....................

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


Maggie Mae said...

Yummy! I can't wait to show my mom this recipe, maybe she will make them too. Of course I will be more than happy to help her in any way I can. :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

The Airechicks said...

Oh those peanut bars look delish....

It might be better to stay at the house - Mum and Dad might think you guys need some ice cream when they get back....

Tell your Mum "Thanks" for the recipe our house might smell like peanut bars very soon......


Remington said...

I am off to the kitchen -- THANK YOU!

Sam said...

Don't worry, Mitch! Sam loves butter too! The chewy peanut butter bars look delicious, and Mom is drooling!


scotsmad said...

Great recipe, we think even Alpha can handle that one! Hey, butter, cream, milk, ice cream, yoghurt and especially cheese....we love it!

You guys are such good help in the kitchen, we usually get "move! or get out", but she loves us cleaning the floor.

xXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mmm those look so yummy... We might have to get mom to try that out..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

That looks yummy!!

Petsitgal said...

I am sorry, Maggie, that you cannot eat peanut butter or nuts, but at least you have a mom who cares enough to keep you healthy! My Daisy can have peanut butter but she doesn't seem to like it but maybe one day her taste buds will change! I hope there's another special treat you were able to munch on while Mitch had all the fun!

Bocci said...

Yum, those bars look good! My Parental Unit notices that not only does your Mom use yummy recipes, she also makes everything look good-you know what they say, "presentation is everything"!
Is "babt -sit" anything like "doggie day care"? Uh-oh...

Your buddy,

Lorenza said...

Drooling here... not me... but my mom!
Thanks for sharing it!
Kisses and hugs

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom says thanks fur starting her drooler!

AND I need her to use more peanut butter so I khan have the jar to khlean again!

We hope all went well today!


The Army of Four said...

None of that is on my diet, either, but WOW does it all look GREAT!!!!
Play bows,

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Chewy peanut bars...yum!!! Mom is hungry for some of those!!! I guess I'll stick to doggy treats but that's okay with me. I wish we had a barn...with a horse....and out in the country....wishes wishes!!! (Mom is going down memory lane) Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Twix said...

That looks delish! Mom said she will have to try that recipe out. She thinks those would be good for Daddy to take in his lunch. I just think anything with peanut butter is wonderful!

Ina in Alaska said...

Hello! We'll be right over!! xoxo

Sally said...

OOOOOOOHHHHH - that is a recipe for me - not Paddy though - his pancreatitis leaves him little room for 'fun' food. D might try the recipe out - she is feeling 'productive'.

The barn raising sounds like more fun - there sounds like there is more food there anyway!

Lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

Bella the Westie said...

Thank you for sharing the recipe with us :)
You are really good chefs! Your mummy is lucky to have your help.
Good luck with the barn :)

Love, Bella.

Teddy Bear said...

Those look delicious. We can't wait to try the recipe! I love butter and coconut oil!!!

Teddy Bear

Persephone and Buster said...

AHHHH peanut butter...we will have to make those. anything peanut butter is a good thing. mitch you are so 'cited by the peanut butter you're cross-eyed! very "cute" pic of you ;o)
theBUSTER, Ms.Blue and Ms.Persephone

Martha and Bailey said...

Sounds delicious - can we come over?
Put the kettle on and we will be right there.......
Martha and Bailey xxx

Mack said...

Sweet! I sure hope my mom will fix this recipe. She's made some fantastic yummers from your bloggy!

Thanks for the recipe!

snoopydog said...

They sound soooo good!Hope you both good dogs whilst Mom was away. Have a great week! Ros and Oscar

Agatha and Archie said...

Darling pals,WE WERE 14 POSTS BEHIND and we have NO ONE to blame but you know who.....geesh....We are drooling alittle over this recipe...and also the chicken recipe your Mom has(ABOUT A MILLION POSTS BEFORE PL2) ..maybe that will help speed her up alittle...Love and a biliion kisses A+A

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Hi Maggie & Mitch

Thank you for remembering my barkday. So sweet! We have been neglecting our blog BIG time but we always remember you guys.

Baby & Family

bbes tribe said...

OOH YUmmmm we'll have to have our Mom try making these. so sorry you couldn't taste any of it. But we want you to be well.

Amos said...

Whooooooo Hooooooo

Man that looks good... I gotta show daddy that post, man he has to do this. Woooo Hooo... I have some god pictures of me and the peanut butter jug... I'll have to post some, i am saving the empty jugs so I an build a raft out of them and float across thebig pod to be with my sweet Lizzie!!! :-)

But why cant you hae that stuff, Thats not really fai????

Famous Amos

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Yes Maggie, peanut butter is high in protein, and of course peanuts too!! You two are just the best helpers!! Bambi is a very good helper in the kitchen too!!
Tom brough organic strawberries home from the farmers market last Saturday b/c ours were not ready. Ours are way better!!!!!!!!
XXO, Bambi & fern

Clive said...

Those bars sound absolutely yummy!

Hope your Mom had a good day helping your uncle.

take care
Clive and the NSLM

ps-we'll post up our seafood chowder recipe tomorrow!

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Oh my, those Chewy Peanut Bars look AWESOME!! I think I'm going to ask Mom to try that out too...the recipe looks simple enough, so I don't think she can mess it up! LOL! =P


Huskee and Hershey said...

Oh it looks yummy!!We will try and convince our mom to try it out cos the receipe looks simple. Thanks for sharing it!

Michelle said...

Hey Maggie & Mitch,

I can hardly wait to try the peanut butter recipe...sounds yummy.

My two dales, Savannah & Sasha say hi and they hope you will be invited to attend the barn raising in Sept. After all, that's just right up an airedales alley!

tula said...

Oh maggie! that is a bummer. but can i have your share?:) except for the butter. mitch can have that all to himself!

nom nom nom,

Hollie and Janie said...

Y'all are so lucky!! When mama bakes, I am lucky to get a crumb!! Please pass the peanut butter... that's one of faves!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Peanut Butter - yummers!!! C'mon Mom, we need you to make these for us too.

Thanks for the recipe, sounds great.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sunny,Scooter(sometimes Jamie) said...

Oh Man! all 3 of us love peanut butter. And those bars look DELISH!!! So good for you with the fiber and protein of the PB, peanuts, oats. Awww geez Mom. Stop drooling like you're a newfie or something! ;}

Joe Stains said...

Mom stinks at baking but that looks pretty easy!!

Oskar said...

Those do look terribly tasty!

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch -

Mama thinks the chewy peanut bars look really yummy but we really like the pictures of Mitch licking the butter and the peanut butter jar.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci