Prep 35 mins
Cook 20 mins
I got this recipe out of the newspapaer. This recipe has been their family favorite for over 40 years. It is quick and easy to make.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream together butter and sugars; add eggs and peanut butter, stir until smooth, add soda, salt, vanilla, flour and oatmeal mix until evenly blended.
- Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish; press mixture evenly into the pan;Bake for 20 minutes; remove from oven.
- Topping; IMMEDIATELY cover with chocolate chips and allow to melt and spread evenly.
- Blend together powdered sugar, peanut butter and milk until smooth,Spread over the melted chocolate chips making a swriling pattern; Cool cut into fingers and serve.
These were excellent bars, much enjoyed by all of us. I made as directed except for adding 1/2 cup peanut butter to the topping. I tasted it after I had made it up and I wanted a more pronounced peanut flavour, so I added a couple more tablespoonfuls. This required slightly more milk (no more sugar) to make spreadable but it was wonderful!
These are an old family favorite and I've been making them for 40 years myself! Often I will bake these in a jelly-roll pan for a thinner cookie. We use a chocolate buttercream icing instead of the melted chocolate chips. An easy way to drizzle on the peanut-butter topping is to scoop it into a zip-loc bag, snip a corner and squeeze it over the chocolate layer. We've even made "birthday cake" out of this and wrote the greetings with the p.b. drizzle. Thanks for posting, Barb - now I always know where to find this favorite.
I made exactly as recipe states and this turned out very good. My DH loves it. Thanks.