Thursday, March 25, 2010

What a wonderful day:) and peanut butter bar recipe

Last Saturday my cousin in law and a few girls from my ward threw me the most amazing baby shower ever. I can not thank them enough for all of their hard work. They made it such a fun and memorable day for me. Thanks to all of you who came and made it such a fun day for me:)

Tanya, my cousin in law went all out with the cutest decorations! And talk about the most amazing spread of food! My mom helped out also with the food, thanks mom!! Here are some pictures from the fun day, but I don't even think the pictures due justice as to how cute it was! Over the next few days I will give you all the recipes of the yummy food that we had there. Today I will give you the recipe for my yummy peanut butter bars that I made for the shower:) I might be one of the only people who would want to make food for her own shower, but it's so fun for me:) I have been making these peanut butter bars for a few years now, I got the recipe from a girl in my old ward, they are absolutely delicious! If you are a fan of peanut butter, you will love these.
Tanya getting the delicious punch ready, isn't she gorgeous!

I also made cupcake pops:) No baby shower is complete
without cupcake pops
Ina's delicious lime curd, this is one of my favorite things.
And for the peanut butter bars, these are always a crowd pleaser

Peanut Butter Bars

Cream together:
3/4 c. butter
3/4 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. crunchy peanut butter (I always use smooth)
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs

After creaming add:
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp soda
1 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. oatmeal

Stir and put into a 10x15 cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Sometimes a bubble will rise in the middle-don't worry it will go down

Spread 1 c. whipped peanut butter on top of slightly cooled bar. Cool about ten minutes, then spread on frosting

1/2 stick butter
3-4 c. powdered sugar
1 T. cocoa (I add a bit more, like 3-4 T)
1 tsp vanilla
milk to consistency


  1. Beautiful shower. The food look scrumptious! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time!

  2. Wow! What wonderful girlfriends you have! I am so excited for you-- the pictures are beautiful.

  3. What a beautiful shower, and yummy food! You need to show us a belly shot of you.

  4. How FUN!!! Thanks for the you have one for the "cupcake pops"...those are SUPER CUTE!

  5. Those cupcake pops are adorable - I'm bookmarking this one for next time I need something cute!


  6. Hi, Just discovered your blog, can't wait to try your peanut butter bars...very nice blog, love your carousel cake, co cute!!

  7. What a fun shower!
    When you made your niece's birthday cake, did you use colored sugar on top? If so, where did you get it?

  8. Carly! What a fun shower... so creative. Time is short, isn't it? Seems like sooooo long ago in our PJs looking at the faint lines on your sticks!!! I wanna be there! Love you. Good luck!