Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 18 mins

A very nice dessert cookie type snack that young people just love. This recipe goes back many years and has been a family favorite.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, salt and crunchy peanut butter.
  2. Add butter and shortening and using a pastry blender, blend until crumbly.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together egg and vanilla extract; whisk until smooth.
  4. Add egg/vanilla mixture to flour mixture and mix until incorporated.
  5. Press mixture into a 10" x 15" cookie sheet.
  6. Bake in preheated 350 F oven for 15 minutes.
  7. FROSTING: In a 4 cup measure, add chocolate chips and microwave on medium-high for 2 minutes.
  8. Stir well and microwave on medium-high for another 1 minute.
  9. Remove and stir until chocolate is smooth.
  10. Add butter and coconut and stir until well combined.
  11. Spread over warm base.
  12. Let cool completely.
  13. Cut into squares.
Most Helpful

Very nice! I prepared the bottom layer in the food processor which worked out very well. Since I did not have any chunky peanut butter, I added a few roasted peanuts to the mix. Otherwise, I made as directed and also sprinkled with a little extra coconut for a wonderful treat! Thanks for another terrific recipe, Uncle Bill!

Bev May 23, 2008

Well, Uncle Bill, I have to say that along with all of your other recipes, this one is another winner I whipped this up today to take over to a friends house over the weekend, I like the idea of baking in a 10x15-in cookie sheet, as the baking time is much shorter and the bars don't turn out too overly dry. Since there is not alot of mixing involved, they came out with a wonderful light texture, and intense peanut butter flavor. I did use milk chocolate chips, for the topping and doubled the topping recipe, also, I added some mini chocolate chips to the batter. This is a wonderful bar recipe that I will make again soon... peanut butter and chocolate, how could it get any better LOL! thanks so much for posting....Kittencal:)

Kittencal@recipezazz September 03, 2004