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This recipe is adapted from one I found in a recipe booklet in 1985.  It’s easy to make and produces a large batch of very rich bars.  Cut into 16 bars, one bar would be fine for a serving.  These also freeze well.

RICH PEANUT BUTTER BARS


COOKIE BARS:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats (regular)
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
½ cup butter, softened
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
½ tsp. vanilla
1 egg

FROSTING:
1 cup chocolate chips

GLAZE:
1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 Tblsp. creamy peanut butter
3-5 Tblsp. milk

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease a 13×9 inch pan

In large mixer bowl, combine all bar ingredients and blend at low speed until mixture forms a soft dough.

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Press dough in bottom of prepared pan.

pnbars-panBake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.  Sprinkle immediately with chocolate chips.

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Let stand 5 minutes and then spread chips evenly to cover top.

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In small bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar and peanut butter, mixing by hand.

pnbars-glazeDrizzle over chocolate frosting, and swirl with a knife.

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Cool completely.  Cut into 16 bars 

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