- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup regular margarine
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 egg, large
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄3 cup peanut butter, crunchy style
- 1 cup unbleached flour, sifted
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup oats, quick cooking
- 1 cup chocolate chips, semi-sweet
- 1⁄4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1⁄4 cup peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
- 1⁄4 cup milk, hot
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- Cream the butter, brown sugar, and sugar in a mixing bowl until light
- and fluffy, using an electric mixer at medium speed.
- Beat in the egg and vanilla.
- Blend in the peanut butter.
- Sift the flour, baking soda and salt together.
- Stir the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture, blending well.
- Stir in the oats.
- Spread the mixture in a greased 13 X 9 X 2-inch baking pan.
- Sprinkle with the chocolate chips.
- Bake in a 350 degree F.
- oven for 25 minutes or until done. Cool in the pan on a rack.
- While still warm drizzle with the vanilla glaze. When cooled, cut into 48 (2 X 1 1/2-inch) bars.
- VANILLA GLAZE: Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and beat, with an electric mixer set to high speed, until smooth.
I do not like peanut butter cookies so I decided to try this bar... I am so glad I did. These are great! I didn't alter the recipe at all and it turned out great for me. The other reviews complained about the glaze being too runny, but mine was perfect! Thanks for a GREAT recipe and alternative to a PB Cookie!!
I used 1/3 cup butter and a generous half-cup peanut butter, and whirled my oats though the blender because they were not the quick-cooking type. These bars are delicious and I will definitely make again - the cookie part on its own is yummy but the glaze really makes the recipe. I used a little hot water instead of milk, only about 1 teaspoon of butter, and probably about 2/3 cup powdered sugar, and the glaze set up beautifully. I made these two evenings ago and they are almost gone (though I did take a bunch to a valentine-making party!) I also stirred half the chocolate chips into the dough and sprinkled the rest on top. Thank you!
very good, like a very thick peanut butter cookie. The glaze is soooo good. After reading some other comments, I decided to double the amount of powdered sugar. That made it "thicken up" on the bars, not wet or runny at all. Thanks for sharing this one!!