I hosted our sewing group today. Because Max and Natie had spent the night before, and I was running short on time, I needed a quick cookie recipe for the snack. Audrey bought me this cookbook, and every recipe I've tried has been really good. These bars went together quickly and were a hit. The book is available on Amazon.
Peanut Butter Bars
1 6-oz. package semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups quick-cook oats, uncooked
Melt the chocolate over low heat; set aside.
Beat the butter and peanut butter until creamy. Add sugar, egg, vanilla and mix well.
Combine flour, soda, salt; stir into creamed mixture. Stir in oats.
Press three-fourths of the peanut butter mixture into a greased 13x9 pan. Spread the chocolate over top. Crumble remaining peanut butter mixture over chocolate.
Bake 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.