Penuche bars are soft and chewy, brown sugar, brown butter bars with a soft brown sugar topping. You won’t regret giving these a try!
Can you believe it’s already July? Summer is just cruising by and we’re really enjoying our weekly picnics and barbeques with friends! And whats a fun summer party without yummy treats, right?! I pretty much find any excuse to make my my favorite brownies/bars this time of year.
They feed a lot of people, they’re easy to make, they travel easily, and if you’ve got a great recipe, they’re always a huge hit! These Penuche Bars are one my new favorite recipes–recently introduced to me by my Mother-in-law, via a family friend of ours! They are AMAZING!
You may have heard the word Penuche before–it’s that brown sugar type filling you find sometimes in that one weird chocolate in your box of chocolates. I honestly never cared that much for it inside chocolate. HOWEVER, Penuche in “bar” form, is a completely different story!
These little bars are dangerously addicting! They’re soft, sweet, buttery, and they basically represent everything a really great treat should! PLUS, check out the ingredient list! You probably have everything you need to make them!
Thanks to our sweet family friend for this fantastic recipe, these Penuche Bars are a new favorite dessert in our house. And I’ll definitely be making them for our next summer barbecue!
Consider trying these popular desserts:
- Caramel Crunch Bars
- Snickerdoodles Bars
- Mississippi Mud Brownies
- Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake
- Mrs. Fields Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1/2 cup + 1 Tablespoon butter
- 2 cups light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs , beaten
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the frosting
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup evaporated milk
- 2 cups powdered sugar (roughly 2 cups)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Melt butter in a saucepan and then add brown sugar and stir until smooth.
- Bring to a slow bubbling boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and allow to cool (but not long enough that the mixture gets hard..this step is very important).
- Stir in eggs, flour, baking powder, salt and vanilla.
- Mix well and spread into a well greased 8x10'' glass or ceramic in baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes.
- While the bars bake, make the frosting.
For the frosting
- Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add brown sugar and stir until smooth.
- Bring to a rolling boil and boil for 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat and slowly stir in evaporated milk. Stir until well blended and then return to heat and bring to a boil once more.
- Once boiling, remove from heat again and allow mixture to cool until you can touch the bottom of the saucepan with your hand.
- Add powdered sugar--enough to reach a good frosting consistency. Spread frosting over warm bars and allow to cool before cutting the bars.
- The frosting will set up as it cools.
- To store, cover well with plastic wrap or place extra bars in an airtight container so they don't dry out.
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