Saturday, May 3, 2014

1 Year Blogiversary and Oatmeal PB Bars


Well it's been 365 days of blogging, 330 posts, 234 outfit posts, 66 shared recipes, and countless hours spent. But every second, every word, and every comment was totally worth all the effort. I have learned  far more than I ever thought, 'met' so many amazing people, and had so much fun the entire time.

Thank you so much to the regular readers, those you stop by occasionally, and even those who have only read one post! I am so incredibly excited to have a week full of giveaways to celebrate! I am partnering with some fantastic boutiques and can't wait for Monday to get here (for once and probably the only time in my life)! So make sure you check back on Monday and throughout the week to enter! Thank you all again! I love blogging and you all make it so much fun!

Today I am sharing one of my favorite bar recipes. I love a good peanut butter dessert! This is a perfect one because of the peanut butter in the bars and in the frosting! 
1. To make them mix together 1c. brown sugar, 1/2c. peanut butter, 1/2c. butter, and 1 egg. Add in 1t. vanilla and then 1 1/2c. flour, 1t. baking soda, 1/4t. salt, and 1/2c. oatmeal. 

2. Spread it in a greased 10x15 pan. I have a pampered chef roller and used it to make the dough nice and flat in the pan. It works really well and this way it bakes flat and makes frosting easier! Bake at 350F for 15 minutes or until golden brown. 

3. While the bars are cooling, mix 2T. butter, 2T. peanut butter, 1 1/2c. powdered sugar, 2 1/2T milk, and a dash of salt until creamy. Spread on bars once full cooled. 




Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars
Ingredients:
1c. brown sugar
1/2c. peanut butter
1/2c. butter
1 egg
1t. vanilla
1 1/2c. flour
1t. baking soda
1/4t. salt
1/2c. oatmeal

Directions:
1. Mix sugar, butter, peanut butter, and egg. Add in vanilla and then remaining ingredients. 
2. Pat in to a 15x10 greased pan. Bake at 350F for 15 minutes. Set aside to cool. Frost with peanut butter frosting.

Frosting:
2T. butter
2T. peanut butter
1 1/2c. powdered sugar
2 1/2T milk
dash of salt
Mix together until creamy. Spread on cooled bars. 

21 comments:

  1. oh wow this looks so good! thanks for sharing! http://ow.ly/wriCP

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  2. oh wow this looks so good! thanks for sharing! http://num.to/8122-4761-8048

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  3. I am so incredibly excited to have a week full of giveaways to celebrate! I am partnering with some fantastic boutiques and can't wait for Monday to get here (for once and probably the only time in my life)! So make sure you check back on Monday and throughout the week to enter! Thank you all again! I love blogging and you all make it so much fun! http://ow.ly/wriCP

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  4. Happy Blogiversary. I love see all the new outfit and recipe you come up with.

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  5. Oh yay, Happy Anniversary to your blog! This recipe seems delicious and easy!

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  6. Happy 1-year Anniversary to you Sweet, Dear Laura!! You are one Beautiful Blogger (inside out) and I am so happy to stop by here daily to see your pretty outfits, yummy dessert and food recipes or pictures of Claire. Whatever it is, your blog and your friendship makes me happy. And I especially think of things like these around my Birthday. I will always remember your Blogiversary too since it falls a day before the day I was born LOL.


    We will have to mention something about this on Monday's Post (over my blog). I am looking forward to your amazing week of giveaways and I am really hoping to win at least one as a Birthday Gift.


    Much Love and Hugs, Your Friend <3 Ada. Kisses to Claire from Vivian also.

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  7. Yum, those bars look delicious! :)

    Congrats on your first year of blogging too - I'd assumed you had been blogging for longer as your blog looks great! :)

    Away From Blue

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  8. wow very yummy butter bars.
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  9. Miss Laura, oh how I love you!!! T

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  10. You had me at peanut butter. Go ahead and bring some of these over to me. Oh, and happy blogiversary!

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

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  11. Happy Blogiversary hun. You now made me hungry.

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  12. Thanks Theresa! Hope you are doing well!! :)

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  13. Happy blogoversary! Those bars look DELISH!

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  14. Congrats on one year! Hope you stick around for many more, I love visiting you!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  15. Happy blogiversary! I can't believe you've only been at it for one year!

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  16. Happy Happy!! Congrats on a full year!

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  17. Yayyy!! Can't wait to see what this next year has in stock! Congrats :)

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  18. congrats and sorry I am so late to pass on my best wishes. Been a slacker lately. What a great week of giveaways you had ( and I apologize I did enter one before I checked the US only)

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  19. You are completely forgiven! I don't mind mailing the prizes I sponsored to Canada, but in an effort to make everything more streamlined, I just made it all US only! :)

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  20. Holy moly, these look amazing! My husband and I looove peanut butter desserts, so I'll be pinning this recipe to try out with him ASAP! Also, congratulations on your one year blogging anniversary! Such a great milestone :)

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