I’ve been seeing the maple peanut butter combination popping up in recipes lately, and since maple seems to be the theme of the blog this fall, I just had to give it a try. I was a little skeptical at first, but the smell that came from the oven while these maple peanut butter bars were baking got rid of any worries!
Ever had peanut butter and maple syrup on your pancakes? If not, you should try it. If you have, these bars taste like that, only better!
This recipe is an adaptation of one of my go-to peanut butter bars recipes, which I noticed when searching the blog for it, hasn’t been posted! (I’ll have to remember to share it, because it is so easy to throw together at the last minute!)
Maple extract gives the cookie bars a light maple flavor without being too overpowering or making the bars too sweet.
A maple buttercream frosting tops these chewy cookie bars, and some coarsely chopped honey roasted peanuts ties the flavors together and adds a bit of crunch. That and it adds a bit of color.
Something about a white frosting topping a light brown bar that doesn’t make it the most festive dessert you’ve seen. But don’t let the color (or lack thereof!) fool you.
These bars are rich, chewy, and loaded with flavor!
If you don't have pure maple syrup you can use milk in place of it. Add 1 teaspoon maple extract for flavor. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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If you don't have pure maple syrup you can use milk in place of it. Add 1 teaspoon maple extract for flavor.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.