Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

These chewy, sweet/salty bars are my mother-in-law, Virginia Jensen's version of a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. They usually make a good, if brief, showing at most of our gatherings.

3/4 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. peanut butter
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. oatmeal
1 1/2 c. flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt

Cream butter and peanut butter with sugars. Add eggs and vanilla; mix thoroughly. In separate bowl, mix oatmeal, flour, baking soda, and salt. Blend into creamed mixture. Press into cookie sheet. Bake at 325° for 12 minutes.

1 c. peanut butter
1 1/2-2 c. chocolate chips

Take cookie base out of oven and spread with peanut butter while still warm. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over top and place back in oven for 1 minute. Remove from oven and lightly spread melted chocolate chips over peanut butter with spatula. Allow to cool before cutting into 1.5" x 2.5" bars.

1 comment:

Gramma Spice said...

I have GOT to try these...Tell Ginny thanks, too! Love you!