Friday, June 3, 2011

June Bars

I found this recipe on a blog & can't remember which one, or even how I came upon it. So if you're reading this & thinking "She's ripping off other blogs." you are correct. I only get recipes from 2 places: Cookbooks & Blogs. I avoids online recipe sites, they are often unreliable & I end up wondering if anyone had even tested the recipe. With blogs, I feel like there's a greater chance that the blogger actually had success with the formula (or why post it?). So today when I came across these Chocolate & Peanut Butter Bars, and it happened to be raining I thought I'd give them a go. Miles was up for the task which is always fun.
I've renamed them June Bars. I do this. I rename recipes. Because I naturally associate them with a time, person or place anyway. Some of my favourite recipes are now referred to as "Marthas Cookies" (My friend Martha Klassen gave me the recipe), "Ryan Bars", "Oakmoor Salad", "Gondola Steak" (Which is actually made with Gorgonzola but that seemed too hard to say)... and now June Bars (Because it rains for the whole damn month & there's nothing else to do but bake).

(June Bars fresh from the oven. I cut them up into OVER-SIZED portions. Why not???)

1 cup butter (At room temperature is best)
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup chunky peanut butter
2 eggs
2 teaspoons of vanilla
2 cups flour (I used whole wheat)
1 cup oats (I used 'quick')
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt (I use half-salt & it seems to work fine)
2 cups of chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add butter, sugars and peanut butter into a large mixing bowl and beat until creamy. Add eggs & vanilla and beat until fluffy. Add flour, oats, baking soda and salt & beat until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread dough evenly into a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly brown & puffed all over. Remove from oven & cool. EAT.


Jennifer DeWolfe said...

I thought you said you don't bake ?! :) They look super yummy!

Lee-Anne said...


I tried your June Bars and they are amazing. My daughter and son in law were here last weekend and I sent them home with half the pan and my husband took half the pan up to Fort Mac with him. They are easy to make and delicious! Thanks! Hope you are doing good.

Haley Marie Ross said...

Glad you liked them Lee-Anne! My family loved them too! I think I made them again a couple days after this post!!!